Barry Brust

Barry Brust (born August 8, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently signed with EIHL side Cardiff Devils after his KHL deal with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod expired. Brust has played in National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings.

Barry Brust
Born (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983
Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
team
Former teams
Cardiff Devils
Los Angeles Kings
Straubing Tigers
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
HC Ugra
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Kunlun Red Star
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 2002
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2004present

Playing career

Brust was drafted in the third round, 73rd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild from the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. After his final year in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen, Brust signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year contract on June 9, 2004.

After initially beginning his professional career with the Kings ECHL affiliate of the Reading Royals, Brust moved up to the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs before making his NHL debut with the Kings in the 2006–07 season and played in 11 games, winning two.

After not being offered a qualifying offer by the Kings before the 2007–08 season, he signed with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League, the primary affiliate of his original draft team in the Minnesota Wild. Brust was awarded at season's end, along with Aero's teammate Nolan Schaefer, the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for the fewest goals against in the AHL. On July 1, 2008, Brust was signed to a new two-year deal with the Wild and was assigned back to the Aeros.[1]

After beginning the 2009–10 season with a persistent foot injury from the previous injury affected season, Brust was reassigned from the Aeros to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL on a rehab assignment on November 10, 2009.[2]

On July 21, 2010, Brust left the Aeros organization after three years and signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL.[3] After one season with the Senators, during which the team won the Calder Cup, Brust signed a one-year contract with Straubing in July 2011.[4]

After a solid season abroad in the German DEL, Brust returned to North America to sign a one-year AHL contract with the Abbotsford Heat on August 8, 2012.[5]

On November 24, 2012, Brust set a new AHL record for longest shutout streak at 268 minutes and 17 seconds, breaking Hockey Hall of Famer Johnny Bower's previous record set with the Cleveland Barons in 1957.[6]

On July 8, 2013, Brust signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[7]

On July 21, 2017, Brust was signed to a one-year deal by HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League (NL) as an emergency plan to replace Reto Berra who went back to the NHL without playing a single minute for Fribourg.[8] In the 2017–18 season, Brust claimed the starting duties with Fribourg, making 38 appearances in posting a 2.29 goals against average with a .926 save percentage.

At the conclusion of his contract in Switzerland, Brust returned to the KHL, agreeing to terms with Chinese participant, Kunlun Red Star on October 12, 2018.[9] After making just 9 appearances to start the 2018–19 season, Brust transferred from Kunlun to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on December 26, 2018.[10]

After Torpedo chose not to extend his deal. Brust signed a 1 year contract with the Sheffield Steelers of the UK EIHL. He linked back up with his former GM Aaron Fox. However 24 hours after this, in a shock turn of events, Brust was announced by the Cardiff Devils, also of the Elite Ice Hockey league, citing David Simms and Steelers_1991 directly as his reasons, as well as the £20,000 per week Cardiff were able to pay their players. This freak move left long standing netminder of the Cardiff Devils - Ben Bowns, without a contract, he opted to retire & take up surfing in Barry as an alternative.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000–01 Spokane Chiefs WHL 16 4 6 1 777 42 0 3.24 .891 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2001–02 Spokane Chiefs WHL 60 28 21 10 3540 152 1 2.58 .912 11 6 5 677 23 0 2.04 .920
2002–03 Spokane Chiefs WHL 59 22 31 4 3385 194 0 3.38 .882 11 4 7 722 37 0 3.07 .915
2003–04 Spokane Chiefs WHL 27 10 13 2 1505 75 0 2.99 .903
2003–04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 25 12 8 3 1448 54 2 2.24 .917 7 3 4 457 15 2 1.97 .928
2004–05 Reading Royals ECHL 42 27 9 4 2413 79 4 1.96 .928 8 4 4 481 14 2 1.74 .943
2005–06 Reading Royals ECHL 6 3 3 0 361 18 0 3.00 .906
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 35 19 14 1 1971 89 2 2.71 .916 5 2 2 279 17 1 3.66 .899
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 18 9 7 0 951 38 2 2.40 .923 5 2 1 199 6 0 1.81 .936
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 2 4 1 486 30 0 3.70 .878
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 43 24 16 3 2380 90 4 2.27 .919 3 1 2 202 6 1 1.78 .932
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 28 9 9 3 1548 65 0 2.52 .912
2009–10 Florida Everblades ECHL 16 9 3 2 882 33 0 2.24 .926
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 15 6 6 0 756 31 1 2.46 .908
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 52 29 19 2 2986 126 7 2.53 .925 6 2 3 330 19 0 3.45 .889
2011–12 Straubing Tigers DEL 33 19 12 0 1965 81 1 2.47 .916 8 5 3 477 18 1 2.26 .935
2012–13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 35 13 19 2 1894 79 5 2.50 .911
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 28 14 9 5 1656 57 4 2.06 .930 2 0 2 118 9 0 4.57 .880
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 19 9 8 2 1116 40 2 2.15 .933
2014–15 HC Ugra KHL 22 5 12 4 1200 54 2 2.70 .916
2015–16 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 37 16 11 7 2131 74 5 2.08 .920 4 0 4 240 9 0 2.25 .928
2016–17 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 42 19 15 5 2435 98 3 2.41 .918
2017–18 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NL 38 2307 88 0 2.29 .926 5 1 4 3.86 .851
2018–19 Kunlun Red Star KHL 9 4 3 1 521 27 0 3.11 .895
2018–19 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 15 5 9 1 882 43 1 2.93 .920 7 3 4 452 21 0 2.79 .921
NHL totals 11 2 4 1 486 30 0 3.70 .878
KHL totals 172 72 67 25 9943 393 17 2.37 .921 13 3 10 810 39 0 2.88 .915

Awards and honours

Award Year
WHL
West First All-Star Team 2002
AHL
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award 2008
All-Star Game 2009, 2013
Calder Cup (Binghamton Senators) 2011

References

  1. "TSN 2008 UFA Signings Tracker". The Sports Network. 2008-07-01. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  2. "Barry Brust en route to ECHL (Florida)". thethirdintermission.com. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  3. "Senators sign former Aeros goalie Brust". chron.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  4. "Brust departs Binghamton Senators for German squad". pressconnects.com. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  5. "Heat sign Brust". American Hockey League. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  6. "Abbotsford Heat goalie Barry Brust breaks 55-year-old Bower record". Vancouver Sun. 2012-11-25. Archived from the original on 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  7. "Brust signed for the Bears" (in Croatian). KHL Medvescak. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  8. "Fribourg signs Barry Brust and Jim Slater". HC Fribourg-Gottéron. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  9. "Kunlun Red Star signs Barry Brust". Kontinental Hockey League. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  10. "Barry Brust signs with Torpedo" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
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