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.
August 8, 1983|
Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
HC Slovan Bratislava
Kunlun Red Star
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
73rd overall, 2002|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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. After making just 9 appearances to start the 2018–19 season, Brust transferred from Kunlun to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on December 26, 2018.
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.
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||11||2||4||1||486||30||0||3.70||.878||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
Awards and honours
|West First All-Star Team||2002|
|Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award||2008|
|All-Star Game||2009, 2013|
|Calder Cup (Binghamton Senators)||2011|
- "TSN 2008 UFA Signings Tracker". The Sports Network. 2008-07-01. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
- "Barry Brust en route to ECHL (Florida)". thethirdintermission.com. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- "Senators sign former Aeros goalie Brust". chron.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- "Brust departs Binghamton Senators for German squad". pressconnects.com. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- "Heat sign Brust". American Hockey League. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- "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.
- "Brust signed for the Bears" (in Croatian). KHL Medvescak. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
- "Fribourg signs Barry Brust and Jim Slater". HC Fribourg-Gottéron. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
- "Kunlun Red Star signs Barry Brust". Kontinental Hockey League. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
- "Barry Brust signs with Torpedo" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-26.