|Assets:||Has a wealth of skill and offensive ability. Can both set up linemates and finish plays off with aplomb. He's also a solid defensive pivot.|
|Flaws:||Needs to add more bulk to his 6-0 frame and get physically stronger in order to maximize his scoring potential at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Talented center with upside.|
|AHL||John B. Sollenberger Trophy||2012-13|
|7/16/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/02/2014||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|2/06/2014||Assigned to the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).|
|1/27/2014||Recalled from the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).|
|12/04/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|10/12/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/28/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|4/26/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|1/24/2012||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|12/29/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/26/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|12/22/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/21/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/08/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|10/06/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/03/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|4/14/2011||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/10/2010||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|10/09/2010||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/01/2010||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|9/30/2010||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/25/2010||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|8/31/2010||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|3/02/2014||Chicago Blackhawks traded Brandon Pirri to the Florida Panthers for a third-round draft pick in 2014 and a fifth-round draft pick in 2016|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round (59th overall) in 2009.|
Florida signs Brandon Pirri to two-year deal | 07/16/2014 1:52 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri has agreed to a two-year extension with the Florida Panthers.
ImpactThe Panthers acquired Pirri from Chicago in March in exchange for a third round pick and a fifth round selection. He had 13 goals and 25 points in 49 games between the two teams last season.
Brandon Pirri turns 23 and scores Thursday | 04/11/2014 7:41 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri celebrated his 23rd birthday Thursday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe opened the scoring and won 10 of 16 faceoffs in a 4-2 win over Toronto. Pirri has notched seven goals and 13 points in 20 games with the Panthers. He seems like he'll be able to develop nicely in Florida.
Brandon Pirri earns 2 points in win vs. Stars | 04/07/2014 10:47 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri produced a goal and added an assist in Florida's 3-2 victory against Dallas on Sunday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe has picked up three goals and two helpers during a recent four-game scoring streak. Pirri has 12 points in 18 games since joining the Florida Panthers from Chicago.
Brandon Pirri scores, Panthers lose to Isles | 04/01/2014 10:53 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri notched his 11th goal and 20th point of the season with a goal in Florida's 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.
ImpactAs with the vast majority of his Panthers' teammates, Pirri is not worthy of a fantasy roster spot. Tied for the Panthers' leading scorer is defenseman Brian Campbell with just 35 points. Pirri though has been much better with his new team in Florida than he was with the Blackhawks, as nine of his 20 points have come during his 16 games with the Panthers.
Pirri scores in loss | 04/01/2014 4:17 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri scored a goal in Florida's 6-3 loss to New Jersey Monday evening.
ImpactPirri now has four goals and four assists in 15 games for the Panthers. Defenseman Dimitri Kulikov scored a shorthanded goal, while Nick Bjugstad had two assists in the loss. Brad Boyes also scored for the Panthers.
Pirri leads Panthers past Sharks | 03/19/2014 5:17 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri scored a goal and registered an assist in Florida's 3-2 win over San Jose Tuesday night.
ImpactPirri now has three goals and four assists in his last five games. Quinton Howden and Scottie Upshall also scored for the Panthers.
Two points for Brandon Pirri in Panthers loss | 03/13/2014 10:50 PM
NewsCenter Brandon Pirri had a goal and an assist for the Panthers in their 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Tamp Bay Thursday night.
ImpactPirri now has 14 points on the season -- eight goals and six assists. Also coming up with a two-point night for Florida was Nick Bjugstad, who produced his 16th and 17th assists of the season. Tomas Fleischmann (seventh), Quinton Howden (first) and Scottie Upshall (12th) also scored goals for the Panthers.
Brandon Pirri scores in Panthers' 3-1 loss | 03/11/2014 10:44 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri tallied the Panthers' only goal in a 3-1 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe 22 year-old has seven goals and 12 points through 32 games this season.
Brandon Pirri begins career in Florida | 03/06/2014 10:46 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri made his Florida debut Tuesday night against Boston.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe logged 10:44 of ice time and didn't do anything offensively, but he's projected to get a chance to play regularly with the Panthers for the remainder of the season.
Panthers acquire Brandon Pirri from Chicago | 03/03/2014 10:54 AM
NewsThe Florida Panthers acquired Brandon Pirri from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014 and a fifth-round selection in 2016.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe has registered six goals and seven assists in 35 NHL games. Pirri has appeared in 28 contests this season with Chicago and he has 26 points in 26 games at the minor-league level with Rockford. He has the potential to be a top-six forward with the Panthers when he gets an opportunity to play with his new team.
Brandon Pirri's aware of the trade rumors | 02/14/2014 6:49 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri isn't sure how to feel about the trade rumors surrounding him.
Impact"It's the first time I've been involved in something like this where there have been rumors flying around," Pirri said. He's excelled in the minors, but is has had some difficulty firmly establishing himself in the NHL. A change of scenery might benefit him and Chicago might accommodate that given its recent acquisitions of Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard and the fact that Pirri is set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Pirri now prime trade bait | 02/08/2014 12:48 PM
NewsDon't be surprised if the Blackhawks trade Braddon Pirri later this month.
ImpactHe certainly received a number of opportunities to play on one of the Hawks' top two lines but was never able to take advantage of it. With the acquisitions of Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, it appears the Blackhawks have tired of waiting for Pirri to develop. Some other NHL team may be able to give Pirri the time and chance to hone his skills making him a prime trade target. Stay tuned.
Chicago reassigns Brandon Pirri to AHL | 02/07/2014 8:42 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri has been returned to the minors.
ImpactPirri has 11 points in 28 games with Chicago this season. The Blackhawks sent him down after acquiring Peter Regin from the Islanders.
Brandon Pirri will play on 2nd line Tuesday | 01/28/2014 5:50 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri is projected to play on Chicago's second line on Tuesday.
ImpactPirri will skate alongside Kris Versteeg and Patrick Kane. "It's another opportunity, and that's what I was looking for," Pirri said. "I got a good taste of it (at the end of 2013), and it was disappointing getting sent down. But this is another opportunity, and I want to make the most of it." He has six goals and 11 points in 24 games with Chicago this season.
Chicago recalls Brandon Pirri | 01/27/2014 4:55 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri has been summoned from the minors.
ImpactHe has notched six goals and 11 points in 24 games this season with the Blackhawks. Pirri has produced 13 points, including nine assists, in 16 games with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford. If he gets another shot at centering the big club's second line then he could be worth taking a look at.
Brandon Pirri heads to AHL Rockford | 12/04/2013 1:04 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri has been sent to the AHL.
ImpactPirri has six goals and 11 points in 24 games this season. He's been averaging just 12:14 minutes per game with Chicago, but he will be an offensive leader with AHL Rockford.
Hawks using Brandon Pirri less and less | 12/03/2013 8:30 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri hasn't been getting much ice time on Chicago's third line.
ImpactHe hasn't recorded a point in seven straight games and his ice time has declined steadily each contest. Pirri has seen under 10 minutes of action in his past two matches entering Tuesday's tilt with Dallas. The Hawks want him to develop his game defensively and offensively, but his decreasing ice time won't help him out much in either regard.
Pirri developping into second-line center | 11/23/2013 11:34 AM
NewsBradon Pirri is growing into his role as the Blackhakws' second-line center.
ImpactHe has shown improvement in all facets of his game in recent weeks. Last week, for example, Pirri scored in three consecutive games. He is certainly in a very good position between superstar Patrick Kane and up and comer Brandon Saad. The only part of his game that is lacking is his faceoff ability. But he's working on improving his 44.9 percent success rate. If Pirri is still available in your pool and you need a depth forward, consider picking him up.
Brandon Pirri earns 2 assists as No. 2 center | 10/29/2013 8:05 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri contributed two assists and logged nearly 13 minutes of ice time in Monday's 5-1 victory against Minnesota.
ImpactHe played between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad on the Blackhawks' second line in the match. "We're still looking for who's going to be that guy," coach Joel Quenneville said referring to the club's No. 2 center. "It's an opportunity for Brandon to hopefully grab that. We certainly feel he can play there." He did well in his first audition and should get another opportunity on Tuesday night when Chicago hosts Ottawa.
Brandon Pirri to center Hawks' second line | 10/28/2013 3:49 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri is projected to play on Chicago's second line Monday night.
Impact"It's an opportunity for Brandon, who will hopefully grab that," coach Joel Quenneville said. "At what point are you comfortable giving him the chance. We're comfortable, and we think he'll do fine." Pirri was flanked by Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane in the Blackhawks' morning skate.
Brandon Pirri makes the most of limited TOI | 10/21/2013 10:12 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri hasn't seen much ice time during his three appearances with the Chicago Blackhawks, but coach Joel Quenneville has been pleased with the rookie's game.
Impact"In a short amount of ice time in a couple of games, he's been a real nice fit for us," Quenneville said. He's playing on the fourth line and has clocked in at under 10 minutes in each contest. However, that hasn't stopped him from producing two goals and three points in his last two games. If he can earn a promotion up the club's depth chart then he could be a player to watch.
Brandon Pirri leads Hawks to win over Leafs | 10/19/2013 11:42 PM
NewsRookie Brandon Pirri contributed a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Saturday night.
ImpactIt was Pirri's second goal of the season and of his NHL career. He notched his first one Thursday against the St. Louis Blues. Bryan Bickell scored the Hawks' first goal Saturday night. It was his first of the season. Michael Kostka also produced his first goal of the season. Nick Leddy assisted on the goals by Pirri and Kostka.
Brandon Pirri scores first career goal | 10/18/2013 12:46 AM
NewsBrandon Pirri scored his first NHL goal Thursday, but the Blackhawks lost a 3-2 shootout decision to St. Louis.
ImpactPirri is one of the more promising youngsters in the Chicago system and if he continues to play like he did in this contest he'll stick with the club for good. Marian Hossa also registered his third goal of the campaign in the loss.
Hawks recall Brandon PIrri from AHL | 10/12/2013 1:15 PM
NewsThe Blackhawks have recalled Brandon Pirri from Rockford of the AHL.
Chris Kuc Twitter
ImpactWell that didn't take long. Pirri, who registered three assists in three AHL contests, essentially swapped places with Jimmy Hayes who was dispatched to Rockford. It will be interesting to see if Pirri, who is highly regards by Hawks management, will get a legitimate chance on the team's third line.
Brandon Pirri assigned to Rockford of AHL | 09/29/2013 12:06 AM
NewsThe Blackhawks sent Brandon Pirri back down to the Rockford Icedogs of the AHL on Saturday night.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactPirri was the AHL's leading point producer last season with 22 goals and 75 points, and he was actually battling to be the Blackhawks' second-line center. However, he dealt with an undisclosed injury for much of training camp, getting into a few preseason games. It's very likely that Pirri will make his way into the Blackhawks' lineup soon, so he's someone to keep an eye on. In the meantime, Michal Handzus will slot in as the second-line pivot
Brandon Pirri will play vs. Pens on Monday | 09/22/2013 9:39 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri will be in the lineup against the Penguins on Monday night.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactPirri has been dealing with an undisclosed injury that wasn't considered serious. The 22-year-old had 22 goals and 53 assists in the AHL last season, so it will be interesting to see how that translates over to the NHL for Pirri in his first full (he played one game last year) season. He will get a shot as the second-line center Monday.
Brandon Pirri sits out Sunday's scrimmage | 09/15/2013 2:02 PM
NewsChicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Pirri sat out Sunday's scrimmage with an undisclosed injury.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactBlackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville compared Pirri's issue to Jonathan Toews' ailment, at least in the notion that it isn't very serious. Pirri played well in the AHL in 2012-13, so we'll see if he can make the jump for next season.
Expect bigger role for Brandon Pirri in 13-14 | 07/07/2013 7:45 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks are expecting Brandon Pirri to take on a bigger role next season.
ImpactPirri spent the 2012-13 season with Rockford of the AHL, scoring 22 goals and 75 points before being called up at the end of the season to play one regular season game for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks second round pick in 2009, Pirri will have veteran Michal Handzus to mentor him in training camp and the regular season. "Brandon has had some good seasons, and he's ready for the next step. We have depth at center, but they're all young players," GM Stan Bowman said. "Brandon's the furthest along, Drew LeBlanc is promising, (Phillip) Danault, (Mark) McNeill, they'll get a chance in camp. We know what Michal can do. We'll probably have a nice mix of players and we have veteran presence with Michal. It gives us ability to utilize different players throughout the season." Look for Pirri to start the season as a third or fourth line center, but he could move up to the second spot later in the season.
Blackhawks promote Brandon Pirri | 04/26/2013 4:21 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have called up Brandon Pirri.
ImpactPirri has 22 goals, 75 points, and 72 penalty minutes in 76 AHL games this season. He has two assists in six career NHL games.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsBrandon Pirri was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
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|Penalty Minutes||8||2013-14 (Chi/Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2013-14 (Chi/Fla)|
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