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Brandon Raymond James Prust, professionally known as Brandon Prust is a retired Canadian ice hockey player and a coach. He currently coaches the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). As a player, he played as a left-winger for several NHL teams between 3005 and 2017. He was drafted by Calgary Flames in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, and Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers (from DEL).
What is Brandon Prust Famous For?
- Popular Retired Canadian ice hockey player.
Where was Brandon Prust Born?
Brandon Prust was born on 16 March 1984. His birth name is Brandon Raymond James Prust. His birth place is in London, Ontario in Canada. He holds Canadian nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity.
He attended Regina Mundi Catholic College. He excelled in multiple sports at Regina Mundi.
He played three seasons of major junior hockey with his home town club, London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
He won an OHL and Memorial Cup Championship during his junior career.
He was a walk-on during the Knights' open tryouts, having been bypassed in the OHL Priority Draft.
The Calgary Flames drafted him 70th overall at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Following the draft, he was sent back to London to play his final OHL season.
He made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on 1 November 2006.
He broke his jaw after being elbowed by Cam Janssen of the St. Louis Blues during the 2008-09 season.
The Flames traded Prust to the Phoenix Coyotes on 4 March 2009.
He was traded back to the Flames on 27 June 2009.
The following year, he was traded to the New York Rangers on 1 February 2010.
Following the 2009-10 season, the Rangers extended Prust's contract to a 2-year for $1.6 million.
He was one of only seven NHL players to score at least ten goals as well as engage in at least ten fights in the 2010-11 season.
Following the 2010-11 season, he won the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, as voted by the Rangers fans.
He was a key member of the team that defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic.
He became a free agent at the end of the season.
He signed a 4-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens worth $10 million on 1 July 2012.
He scored his first goal for Canadien against the New Jersey Devils on 27 January 2013.
Following the 2012-13 regular season, he won the Jacques-Beauchamp Trophy.
Prust faced his former team, the New York Rangers during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals. He broke Rangers forward Derek Stephan's jaw during the first period of Game 3. Thus, Prust was suspended for 2 games.
The Canadiens traded Prust to the Vancouver Canucks on 1 July 2015.
His performance for the Canucks was the poorest since his rookie season.
He was sent down to the Canucks' AHL affiliate the Utica Comets in February 2016 after clearing waivers.
He was taken off the roster due to an ankle injury and he returned to his home in London, ON in March 2016.
The Canucks declined to re-sign Prust in July 2016, making him an unrestricted free agent.
He went unsigned for the duration os the summer due to his injury and concerns over his foot speed.
He then signed a Professional Try-Out contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on 22 August 2016.
However, the Maple Leafs released him on 11 October 2016.
He then embarked his hockey career overseas in Germany.
He signed with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in November 2016.
He became a key physical presence to the team in the 2016-17 season.
The Ice Tigers did not show interest in re-signing Prust, he became a free agent.
He returned to Canada and signed a professional try out a contract with the Los Angeles Kings in August 2017.
The Kings released Prust on 25 September 2017.
Prust concluded his 12-year professional playing career after joining his former major junior club, the London Knights as a coach.
He became the coach of his former major junior club, the London Knights in November 2017.
His role for the Knights flourished their 2017-18 season.
He also started working at the financial guidance firm Navigator Financial in June 2018.
Who is Brandon Prust Married to?
Brandon Prust is divorced and single. He was previously married to Montrealer TV host Maripier Morin. They started dating in 2010. Five years later, the couple got engaged on 22 June 2015. The couple tied a knot to each other in 2017. His wife was one of the casts on the Canadian reality series, Hockey Wives for three seasons. Two years later in September 2019, the couple decided to separate. Their divorce was finalized in the same month.
Who is Brandon's Wife, Maripier Morin?
What are Brandon Prust Body Measurements?
Brandon Prust stands at a height of 1.83m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a b body weight of 195 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build.
What is Brandon Prust Net Worth?
Prust earned playing professional hockey for 12 years. He played for several NHL teams during his professional career. After unofficially retiring from a professional career, he became the coach of his former major junior team, the London Knights. He currently coaches the Knights. Besides hockey, he also works at the financial guidance firm Navigator Financial, starting from June 2018. His net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Trivias About Brandon Prust You Need To Know.
- He grew up cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- He was a fan of Wendel Clark.
- He was an outstanding athlete in high school, having excelled in multiple sports.
- Although inactive as a player, Prust has not officially announced his retirement from professional hockey.
- He loves playing golf.
- He loves watching baseball.