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02-13-2013, 04:48 PM
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Andrew Brunette Retires, Takes Wild Front Office Job

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The Wild has named Andrew Brunette Hockey Operations Advisor.

In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team’s hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization.

Brunette collected 733 points (268-465=733), including 114 power-play goals and 32 game-winning goals, as well as 314 penalty minutes in 1,110 games during his 16-year career. From 1998-99 thru 2011-12, he played in 1,048 regular season games, the most of any NHL player during that timeframe, missing only 18 contests. Brunette appeared in his 1,000th career NHL game as a member of the Wild on Feb. 1, 2011 vs. Los Angeles.

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Wow. That's bad ass.

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Welcome back Bruno!

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Great news!

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02-13-2013, 05:01 PM
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No surprise that the organization would find a role for him. Feel bad that Bruno never tasted the playoffs with us again after 2003.

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Per KFAN:

Andrew Brunette will be joining PA in the penalty box tomorrow during the 9-noon show.

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02-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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Too bad it'll take him over three weeks to get from arena to arena because he's too slow.

Sorry, bad joke.

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Replacement head coach?






Sorry, i had to

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Awesome to hear, dude is class act and will help guide newer players in the right direction.

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Wasnt/Isnt Bomber in a similar role?

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From Bomber's wikipage

"He currently serves as the Minnesota Wild's Director of Player Development and Senior director of Community relations"

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Wasnt/Isnt Bomber in a similar role?
bomber does it at the amateur level. i think Bruno will be more pro oriented.

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Bruno!

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Replacement head coach?






Sorry, i had to
I was thinking that jokingly, too!

This is great for Bruno!

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Russo:
Andrew Brunette, laughing, on retiring: “I guess you can say I skated to the decision not to play. That’s why it took me so long."

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Looks like Bruno was thinking the same thing you guys were.

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Yay Bruno!

But honestly I want him in the Booth doing Color commentary. He'd be great.

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booya! bruno!

now this team is ready for the next step

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02-13-2013, 06:22 PM
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Yay Bruno!

But honestly I want him in the Booth doing Color commentary. He'd be great.
I doubt Greenlay is going anywhere, so prepare him for Tom Reid's replacement, as he is getting up there in years.

In the meantime, make him power-play coach. One of the NHL's greatest puck possession players ever behind the net. The current crop of players could learn a few things from Bruno.

I wonder if Fletch hired him to give Heatley some skating lessons.

Nice to see THE two greatest players of the Wild's first decade, Walz and Brunette, still with the team after retirement.

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02-13-2013, 06:27 PM
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Congratulations to Andrew Brunette on a great career, and best of luck to him in the MN Wild front office. Great teammate! #thecat #class
http://twitter.com/hoosierjm26/statu...49596261449729

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Awesome to hear.

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I like the picture the Wild FB page used.


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Awesome news, so glad to have Bruno in the organization.

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