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[ALUMNI BIO] Brian Willsie

BIRTHDATE: March 16, 1978

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Guelph in the 1st round of the 1995 OHL Priority Selection – 17th Overall

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career, Brian played for Hershey (AHL), Colorado (NHL), Washington (NHL), Olimpija Ljubljana (IEL), Portland (AHL), Los Angeles (NHL), Lake Erie (AHL), Hamilton (AHL), TPS (Liiga), Kloten (NLA), Medvescak Zagreb (KHL), TPS (Liiga), and Örebro HK (SHL).

STATUS: Retired from professional hockey, following the 2014-15 season

POSITION: Right Wing

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lou Embro Memorial Award (1995)
  • Guelph Storm Top Scorer Award (1997-98)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (1997-98)
  • J. Ross Robertson Champion with the Guelph Storm (1997-98)
  • Top-25 Player All-Time in Franchise History
  • All-Time Franchise Stats:
    • T-6th in Playoff Games Played (47)
    • T-7th in Single Season Goals (45)
    • T-8th in Career Playoff Points (41)
  • CHL Third All-Star Team (1997-98)

Selected in the 6th round (146th Overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado Avalanche

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge. GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 65 13 21 34 18 16 4 2 6 6
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 64 37 31 68 37 18 15 4 19 10
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 57 45 31 76 41 13 10 6 16 18
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 72 19 10 29 28 3 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Hershey Bears AHL 78 20 39 59 44 12 2 6 8 8
2000-01 Hershey Bears AHL 48 18 23 41 29 12 7 2 9 14
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 7 7 14 14 4 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 1 1 15 6 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Hershey Bears “A” AHL 59 29 28 57 49
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 49 10 5 15 18
2004-05 Olimpija Ljubljana IEL 12 7 6 13 34
2004-05 Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 2 0 3 3 4
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 53 24 17 41 47
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 82 19 22 41 77
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 11 10 21 49
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 4 8 12 30
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 42 1 3 4 14
2008-09 Lake Erie Monsters “C” AHL 12 8 6 14 8
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Lake Erie Monsters “C” AHL 75 26 31 57 44
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Hershey Bears AHL 76 30 38 68 68 6 2 3 5 6
2011-12 Hamilton Bulldogs “A” AHL 68 18 26 44 88
2012-13 TPS “C” Liiga 48 24 11 35 105
2012-13 Kloten Flyers NLA 6 1 5 6 0 5 2 2 4 2
2013-14 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 13 2 3 5 10
2013-14 TPS Liiga 33 11 14 25 88
2013-14 Örebro HK SHL 6 1 0 1 6 9 3 0 3 8
2014-15 Örebro HK “A” SHL 55 9 12 21 16 6 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 381 52 37 109 217 10 1 1 2 4

OHL: Guelph
NHL: Colorado / Washington

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