|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)|
|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.|
|4/03/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
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.
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Mar 6||0|
|Assists||1||7 times-last:vs. Col||last:Mar 4||0|
|Points||2||at Wpg||Nov 2||0|
|Penalty Minutes||17||vs. StL||Oct 17||17|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Wpg||Nov 2||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||82 times-last:at Nas||last:Apr 12||0|
|Power Play Points||0||82 times-last:at Nas||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||82 times-last:at Nas||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||82 times-last:at Nas||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shots||6||at Van||Jan 29||4|
|Penalty Minutes||58||2011-12 (Chi)|
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