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02-13-2013, 04:51 PM
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Andrew Brunette Announces Retirement; Now added To Wild Front Office

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The Minnesota Wild has brought a fan favorite back to the organization and into the front office.

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 teamís 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.

In six seasons with Minnesota (2001-04, 2008-11), the native of Sudbury, Ont., compiled 321 points (119-202=321) in 489 contests. Brunette ranks second in franchise history in goals and power-play goals (55), fourth in points, assists and game-winning goals (16) and fifth in games played. He tallied 35 points (17-18=35) in 49 playoff matches and scored the overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Colorado Avalanche to clinch the Wildís first playoff series win.
http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=655551

I'm not sure if a bad skater has ever done better than Brunette has. Amazing career.

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Former Av, I'm gonna send him a hockey card to sign TTM.

Anyways, there are quite a few holdouts like Arnott who haven't signed yet, just announce your retirement already.

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I'm not sure if a bad skater has ever done better than Brunette has. Amazing career.
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Talk about underrated player. Every year in my fantasy league I would avoid him thinking he couldn't keep putting up points like that at his age and he kept proving me wrong. Have a nice retirement Mr. Brunette. You deserves it!

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Welcome home, Bruno.

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Was criminally underrated. One of the best players behind the net.

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A veteran Canuck-killer. The guy was superstar whenever he played Vancouver.

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i cant really tolerate the guy... im not sure why but would have liked to have him on the flames

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Looks like he's even slow to retire.

In all seriousness, he's had a strong career and he's a good guy. Good luck to him in the front office operations.

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He seems like a class individual and a was good player. Best of luck to him in his new role.

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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
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Andrew Brunette, laughing, on retiring: ďI guess you can say I skated to the decision not to play. Thatís why it took me so long."
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Was outstanding during his time with the Avalanche. A big reason Sakic continued to put up such huge numbers. Loved that guy. Good luck in the future Bruno.

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Always wanted him as the third Sedin.

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Welcome home, Brunette.

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Always liked Brunette. Happy retirement.

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happy retirement...wont miss seeing him play against the ducks

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Always wish the Canucks signed him a few offseasons ago.

I thought he'd be unreal playing alongside the twins.

Happy retirement!

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Glad to see him in the front office.

I always like him as a Wild, and I was ecstatic when he signed here in Colorado.

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I'm not sure if a bad skater has ever done better than Brunette has. Amazing career.
I honestly can't think of a single physical skill that Brunette really had. Skating, shooting, passing, size...nothing that screams NHL top six player, much less someone who played over a thousand games and as many points as he did. Made the absolute most of his physical skills, a damn fine career for a guy who looked like a career minor-leaguer at one point and even played in the ECHL.

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I'm glad he will still be with the wild organization. Always been one of my favorite players. I remember how happy I was to get his autograph when i was a kid.

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He feasted on the Canucks. Great player.

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