Tim Brent

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Tim Brent
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Born (1984-03-10) March 10, 1984 (age 38)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Anaheim Ducks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Carolina Hurricanes
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2002
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
75th overall, 2004
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 20042016

Tim Brent (born March 10, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played over 200 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes.

Contents

Playing career

Junior hockey

Brent grew up in the Cambridge, Ontario, area playing minor ice hockey for the Hespeler Shamrocks of the OMHA and the Cambridge Hawks of the Alliance Pavilion League. [1] He played in the 1998 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Cambridge. [2] At age 15, Brent signed with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr.B. team of the OHA Midwestern Ontario Hockey League in the 1999–2000 season. After completing his Jr.B. season, Brent was the 2nd overall selection of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Toronto St. Michael's Majors in the 2000 OHL Priority Selection. [1]

Brent began his major junior career on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL in the 2000–01 season. He played on the team for four seasons, until 2003–04. During that time, he was drafted twice, both times by Anaheim. He was first drafted 37th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, but was re-entered into the draft two years later after not signing with Anaheim. In the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 75th overall, again by the Ducks. After firing his agent, he agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim. [3] [4] In 2004, Brent was part of the Canada men's national junior ice hockey team at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He was named an alternate captain prior to the tournament's start. [5] [6] The team lost to the United States in the final game, earning the Canadians the silver medal. [7]

Professional hockey

In the 2004–05 season, he started his professional career with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks but was recalled by Anaheim and played 18 games in the NHL that season. [1] The next season, he played on the Portland Pirates, the Ducks' new minor league affiliate. He began his 2006–07 season with Portland, but was recalled [8] to the Stanley Cup-winning Ducks and scored his first NHL goal February 20 against the Vancouver Canucks. [9] Brent did receive a Stanley Cup Ring, but did not play enough games to be included on the Stanley Cup. [1]

On June 23, 2007, the Anaheim Ducks traded Brent to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for centre Stephen Dixon. [10] He played only one game with the Penguins, spending the rest of the season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, their AHL affiliate reaching the Calder Cup final. [3] [11] On July 17, 2008, Brent was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Danny Richmond. [12] Brent spent the most of the 2008–09 season with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs, but was recalled to Chicago, playing in two games. [3]

On July 6, 2009, Brent signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. [13] During his first preseason game of the 2009–2010 season, Brent tore his pectoral muscle – requiring surgery that would see him miss four months of action. After recovering, Brent returned to play with the Toronto Marlies, recording 28 points in 33 games. He was called up for the final game of the season to make his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens. He re-signed with the Leafs that offseason to a one-year two-way contract. [14] A strong training camp with Toronto saw Brent dress for the Maple Leafs in the season opener on October 7, 2010, versus the Montreal Canadiens. Brent immediately made an impact, scoring a goal. [15] With the Leafs, Brent took on a checking center role, playing on the penalty kill unit. During a game on February 3, 2011, against the Carolina Hurricanes, Brent blocked two shots and cleared the puck in a single penalty kill. This play was considered among the Leafs' best of the season. [16] Brent went on to suit up for 79 games that season, registering 8 goals and 20 points while seeing the most time on the Leafs penalty kill. [17]

Brent signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 1, 2011. [17] He played 30 games for the Hurricanes, registering just 3 points. [18] Upon completion of his contract with the Hurricanes, Brent signed his first contract outside North America, on a one-year deal with Russian club, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League on July 30, 2013. [19] After eighteen games with Torpedo, he was traded to Metallurg Magnitogorsk for Justin Hodgman. With Metallurg he won the Gagarin Cup. [20]

Brent returned to North America following the 2014–15 season, signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 1, 2015. [21] He was assigned for the duration of the 2015–16 season to the team's AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In 52 games with the Phantoms, Brent contributed with 10 goals and 28 points before announcing his retirement from professional hockey at season's end on May 25, 2016. [22]

Personal life

Brent is married to Eva Shockey. [23]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

  Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1999–2000 Cambridge Winterhawks MWJHL 4019163542
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 6491928311828106
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL6119405952147121920
2002–03 Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL6024426674197172414
2003–04 Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL53264167105184131724
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 465131842120116
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL3715924321544816
2006–07 Portland PiratesAHL4816143040
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 151016
2007–08 Wilkes–Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL74184361792312152710
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL10000
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL642042625940112
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL20002
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL3313152819
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL10000
2010–11 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL798122033
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL7912122427
2012–13 Carolina HurricanesNHL300338
2013–14 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 18381116
2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL3361218592010137
2014–15 Metallurg MagnitogorskKHL425101530101238
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL5210182839
AHL totals354971542513105416213734
NHL totals20721274876
KHL totals931430441053022445

International

YearTeamEventGPGAPtsPIM
2001Canada Ontario U17 41122
2001 Canada U18 523513
2004 Canada WJC 61234
Junior totals15461019

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