Brian Rafalski
Birth Date:September 28, 1973 (41 years old)
Place of Birth:Dearborn, MI
Shoots:R
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Signed by New Jersey in 1999.
Scouting Report
Assets: Was an extremely intelligent player with great skating ability along the blueline. Was also a terrific power-play quarterback and a steadying influence from the back end.
Flaws: Didn't have ideal size for an NHL blueliner and could get knocked off the puck from time to time. Also wore down with overuse. Injuries mounted late in his career and forced him out before he wanted to leave.
Career Potential: Excellent offensive defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2007-08 (Detroit), 2002-03 (New Jersey), 1999-00 (New Jersey)
NHL All-Rookie Team 1999-00
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2006-07, 2003-04, 2001-02 (Injured)
NCAA West First All-American Team 1994-95
WCHA First All-Star Team 1994-95
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2010 (USA), 2002 (USA)

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