|Assets:||Has excellent size and physicality. Will protect teammates and bang bodies in the corners. Can drop the gloves with the best of them in today's National Hockey League.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of natural skill, so he will always be reduced to a bottom-six forward role at the highest level. Is somewhat limited in the skating department, too.|
|Career Potential:||Physical role player and enforcer.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2012-13 (Chicago)|
|6/28/2014||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|5/14/2014||Missed the last 2 playoff games (suspended by nhl).|
|5/10/2014||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|3/03/2014||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year contract extension.|
|4/03/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|4/01/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/07/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|3/06/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|6/18/2012||Re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a two-year contract.|
|2/28/2012||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/23/2011||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|9/25/2010||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|4/03/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/28/2014||Chicago Blackhawks traded Brandon Bollig to the Calgary Flames for a 4rd round selection in 2014.|
|4/03/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
Flames to give Brandon Bollig bigger role | 06/29/2014 7:07 AM
NewsLook for the Calgary Flames to give the recently acquired Brandon Bollig a bigger role than he had in Chicago.
ImpactBollig saw fourth line action with the Blackhawks and still managed seven goals and 14 points last season while dishing out 203 hits. "The more you play, the better you feel, I think," Bollig said. "I loved my role here in Chicago, but when you change teams, you get the new look and new coaches think different things about certain roles and certain players. I'm excited to see where this takes me and, hopefully, expand my role and have a good exciting season up in Calgary. My time here in Chicago was amazing, and I'll never forget it. But it's going to be fun to help rebuild that organization." Look for Bollig to go from 10 minutes per game of action to 12-14, and get 12-15 goals and 25-30 points.
Flames quire Bollig for 83 pick in draft | 06/28/2014 12:00 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have acquired Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks for the 83rd pick in this year's entry draft.
ImpactWith the salary cap set at $69 million, the Hawks were forced to shed some salary. Bollig just signed a 3-year extension at $1.25 million per season and the Hawks just couldn't afford to keep him with the cap $2 million less than what it could have been. Bollig, who registered a mere 14 points in 125 NHL games with the Hawks, may be able to land a slightly bigger role in Calgary than he had on a loaded Chicago squad but he still should not be high on anyone's fantasy radar.
Bollig's suspension ends, skates on 4th line | 05/16/2014 8:34 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig is eligible to get back into Chicago's lineup for Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.
ImpactHe was suspended for two playoff games for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard. Bollig was back with regular-season linemates Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith on the fourth unit at practice on Thursday. "Our role during the season, we kind of knew we were going to be out there against another team's top one or two lines," Bollig said. "So you kind of know when they come over the boards, so are we. So it's nice that he put us back together. I don't know if that's the role we're going to play again. Hopefully, [it is]. But if it is, we're going to be ready for that."
Brandon Bollig suspended two games | 05/10/2014 7:38 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig was given a two game suspension by the NHL for his hit on Keith Ballard Friday.
ImpactThe Chicago Blackhawks forward received only a two minute minor for boarding at the 17:13 mark of the second period but the National Hockey League deemed it worthy of a two game suspension. Bollig will sit out Games 5 and 6 and be eligible to return for Game 7 if necessary.
Brandon Bollig faces hearing for boarding | 05/10/2014 2:07 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday for his hit on Minnesota's Keith Ballard.
NHL Player Safety on Twitter
ImpactThe incident occurred at the 17:13 mark of the third period and it earned Bollig a two-minute penalty for boarding.
Hawks want 'more pace' from Brandon Bollig | 05/06/2014 7:46 AM
NewsCoach Joel Quenneville is looking for more from Brandon Bollig.
Impact"We're probably looking for more (from Bollig)," Quenneville said after Bollig was scratched on Sunday. "It's his play and he had a real strong regular season, for the most part. Might just need more pace, I think that's what we're looking for." It isn't clear yet if Bollig will draw back into the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Blackhawks scratch Brandon Bollig in Game 2 | 05/04/2014 3:11 PM
NewsTo surprise of many, the Chicago Blackhawks made winger Brandon Bollig a healthy scratch against the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 on Sunday.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactBollig played in all 82 regular season games and the Blackhawks' previous seven postseason contests despite pedestrian numbers. He's not a major fantasy impact player but it's still interesting to note.
Brandon Bollig plays in all 82 games | 04/14/2014 12:28 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig appeared in all 82 games for the Blackhawks this season.
ImpactHowever, Bollig isn't sure if he's guaranteed himself a spot in the lineup for the playoffs. "There are a lot of guys fighting for playing time right now and earning their way in," he said. "It's nice to have that competition - it keeps guys fresh and keeps guys honest. Nobody gets complacent, and everyone's kind of fighting every night. That can be very good for a team because obviously everyone wants to play every game. The competition keeps guys hungry." He finished the year with seven goals and 14 points after not recording a point in his previous 43 NHL outings.
Chicago inks Brandon Bollig to 3 year deal | 03/03/2014 10:45 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have signed Brandon Bollig to a three year extension.
Pro Hockey Talk.com
ImpactBollig will receive $3.75 million over the length of the contract. Bollig has six goals and 12 points in 62 games with 69 penalty minutes and leads the team with 138 hits.
Brandon Bollig nets Hawks' lone goal in loss | 01/26/2014 9:49 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig scored Chicago's only goal Sunday night in the Blackhawks' 3-1 loss to the visiting Winnipeg Jets.
ImpactIt was Bollig's sixth goal of the season. The goal was scored early -- 1:21 into the first period, but it pretty well was all Winnipeg after that, with the Jets producing all three of their goals in the third period.
Brandon Bollig scores in loss to Rangers | 01/09/2014 11:08 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig scored in Chicago's 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
ImpactBollig entered the 2013-14 campaign with no points in his 43 NHL games, but he's registered four goals and five assists in 46 contests this season. He also has 65 penalty minutes and 92 hits.
Brandon Bollig is third on Chicago in hits | 12/25/2013 4:39 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig ranks third on the Chicago Blackhawks with 86 hits.
ImpactBollig also has eight points and 61 penalty minutes in 39 games this season. He's earned a regular spot as a bottom-six forward, but he isn't likely to climb much further in the Blackhawks depth charts. For that reason, he's only worth owning in deeper leagues that put value on hits.
Brandon Bollig puts in strong effot vs, Jets | 11/02/2013 6:28 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig was the surprise fantasy star of Chicago's 5-1 win over Winnipeg during a matinee contest on Saturday.
ImpactHe recorded an impressive stat line of a game-winning goal, an assist, three shots, two penalty minutes, two hits and a plus-3 rating versus the Jets. Marcus Kruger had two assists in the match, while defenseman Nick Leddy notched a goal and a helper. Patrick Sharp, Ben Smith and Niklas Hjalmarsson had the Hawks' other tallies in the win.
Brandon Bollig gets first career NHL assist | 10/27/2013 9:35 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig registered his first career NHL assist.
ImpactIt took Bollig 54 games to achieve that. He is good for about two penalty minutes a game, but as you might have guessed he will do very little offensively this season.
Brandon Bollig nets first career goal | 10/02/2013 8:54 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig wanted to contribute more offensively this season and he scored his first career goal in Tuesday's win over Washington.
Impact"It's nice to already surpass my offensive output from the last couple of seasons," Bollig said. "It's nice to get that first one and start the season off well." He had gone 43 games without finding the back of the net before getting on the board early in the first period of Chicago's 6-4 win. Bollig logged just 8:04 of ice time in the match and he co-led the team with five hits.
Brandon Bollig hopes to add some offense | 09/20/2013 7:36 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig wants to be more than just an enforcer.
Miami Herald (via the Chicago Tribune)
Impact"My role is to be that physical presence and play well defensively," Bollig said. "My goal would be to expand my role and responsibility and get more playing time. I'm not here to put the puck in the net every night but it's an added bonus. I'd like to do that more often." Over the past two seasons, he has no points and 109 penalty minutes in 43 games. If he wants to do more than just get penalty minutes then he's going to have to rid himself of that monkey on his back and produce an NHL point.
Brandon Bollig a healthy scratch Saturday | 06/23/2013 7:09 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
ImpactBollig played in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final but has sat the last three games as Viktor Stalberg has retaken his spot in the Chicago lineup. Do not expect to see Bollig in for Game 6 unless injuries force the Blackhawks to need a bottom six forward.
B. Bollig will be a healthy scratch Monday | 06/17/2013 12:50 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig is expected to be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactViktor Stalberg will take his spot in the lineup. Bollig had a minus-one rating and a team-low 8:42 minutes in Chicago's 2-1 overtime loss on Saturday.
Brandon Bollig impresses Blackhawks' coach | 06/15/2013 10:20 AM
NewsPlaying for the Blackhawks for the first time since May 5, center Brandon Bollig logged nine hits, tied for the Blackhawks' high (with Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell), in Chicago's triple-overtime victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup championship series in Chicago, and impressed coach Joel Quenneville.
Impact"I thought he had a real strong game for us. I liked what he brought to the team," Quenneville said. "I thought he was defensively responsible, that he ended up in the offensive zone a lot. Defensively, you're comfortable with him. I thought he was physical, thought he had a purpose behind his game. He brought what we were looking for."
B. Bollig plays for first time in a month | 06/13/2013 8:03 AM
NewsAs expected, Brandon Bollig played in his first game since May 5 on Wednesday.
ImpactThe Chicago Blackhawks inserted him into the lineup as a fourth liner for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Bollig ended up tying the team-high for hits with nine. He also logged 14:24 minutes in Chicago's triple-overtime win.
Hawks want Bollig to play disciplined in Gm 1 | 06/12/2013 4:56 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig will be ramped up for his Game 1 appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, but he knows that he has to stay disciplined.
ImpactThe Blackhawks have confirmed that Bollig will play and Viktor Stalberg will sit Wednesday night, which will add some grit to their lineup. "We want him to play hard, smart, within the whistles and bring that element," said coach Joel Quenneville.
Brandon Bollig adds more toughness to Hawks | 06/12/2013 8:28 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig, who is likely to enter the lineup for Game 1 of the Cup Finals, will look to provide some extra sandpaper to the Hawks' game.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactBollig hasn't played since Game 3 of the first-round series against the Wild, but he skated on the fourth line in practice Tuesday. "That's definitely what it is if I do go in, because that's what I provide," Bollig said. "I provide physicality. I'm just looking to play my game and provide that presence. I'm just looking to play the same way and not change a thing." The Bruins are a straight-line, bang-bodies type of team and Bollig's addition should help Chicago combat. that.
Brandon Bollig may suit up in Game 1 | 06/11/2013 9:31 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig may be reinserted into Chicago's lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
ImpactBollig wore a black jersey during the team's Tuesday session, which means he's probable to have a spot on one of the bottom two lines, while Viktor Stalberg was the odd man out. When coach Joel Quenneville was asked about the potential switch he said there was a "likelihood or probability it could happen." The change would add some toughness to the lineup at the cost of speed.
Brandon Bollig a healthy scratch Saturday | 06/02/2013 6:40 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig was a healthy scratch Saturday.
ImpactBollig will give the Blackhawks a physical presence when he is in the lineup and he could still play against the tough Kings but he did not play in any games against the Sharks after playing three times against the Wild in the opening round.
Brandon Bollig gets promotion | 04/03/2013 10:23 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactBollig has nine points and 157 penalty minutes in 35 AHL games this season. He also has 47 PIM, but no points in 17 contests with Chicago in 2013.
Chicago demotes Brandon Bollig | 04/01/2013 4:49 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig has been sent to AHL Rockford.
ImpactThis move was probably in response to the Blackhawks' acquisition of Michal Handzus. Bollig has no points and 47 penalty minutes in 17 games this season.
With no goals, Brandon Bollig taking shots | 03/23/2013 11:25 AM
NewsCenter Brandon Bollig has yet to score a regular-season goal, prompting this comment from Chicago teammate Andrew Shaw: "I heard (New Jersey goaltender) Marty Brodeur has more goals than him this year."
Impact"But seriously," Shaw added,"if he keeps going to the net. . . eventually they'll start going in. He's been playing great hockey. So we're just letting him know, keep doing what you're doing and great things will come from it."
Chicago calls up Brandon Bollig | 03/07/2013 4:22 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactBollig has nine points and 157 penalty minutes in 35 AHL games this season. He also has spent 40 minutes in the sin bin over 11 games with the Blackhawks in 2013.
Hawks demote Brandon Bollig | 03/06/2013 4:37 PM
NewsBrandon Bollig has been assigned to the minors by Chicago.
ImpactHis demotion probably means that defenseman Steve Montador, who hasn't played yet because of a concussion, will be added to the Blackhawks' active roster. Bollig has no points and 40 penalty minutes in 11 games this year.
Brandon Bollig a healthy scratch Monday | 02/26/2013 7:27 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig was a healthy scratch on Monday.
ImpactBollig has played in only nine of 19 games this season as he has no points but 36 penalty minutes. He was joined in the press box by Sheldon Brookbank.
Bollig spends Thursday's game in press box | 01/25/2013 10:53 AM
NewsBrandon Bollig was a healthy scratch on Thursday.
ImpactBollig has no points and 12 penalty minutes in three games with Chicago this season. If he plays in most Blackhawks games, some fantasy owners might get some limited use out of him as a PIM option. Just don't expect him to do much offensively.
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