Rich Brennan was a USA born right handed shooting defenseman who grew up in New York
There are not many videos of Brennan on the internet. The two I found of him are fights – which he was not really know for – and for some reason I still can’t figure out, his teammate is laughing at him on the bench after a pretty good fight. Also, note #28 for the Rangers who is not only the son of Pierre Lacroix but also a former Avs player.
Brennan was listed at Height 6.02 weighing 200 pounds – which was a pretty solid size for a defenseman back in 1991-92 When Wayne Gretzky retired in 1999 he noted the ever growing size, strength and speed of the average NHL player as one of the reasons he was hanging them up. By the time the that Rich Brennan first stepped on NHL ice with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 that Harder, Faster, Better Stronger style of player was common place.
Rich Brennen would go on to play for 21 different teams in 8 different leagues throughout his 17 year hockey career and participated in the 1992 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship for the United States.
Playing his last 7 NHL games with the Boston Bruins which was fitting, as he’s started his career playing collegiate hockey for Boston University back in 1991
He played for hand full of NHL teams including
- Los Angeles Kings
- Nashville Predators
- New York Rangers where he had his longest stint in the NHL playing 24 games for the Rangers in 1998-99
- San Jose Sharks
- And of course the
- Colorado Avalanche for exactly 2 games in the 1996-97 season
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