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Sergei Brylin
Sergei Brylin
Number: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 13, 1974
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Drafted: NJD / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (42nd overall)
LAST SEASON: One of six players in Devils’ lineup to play in all 82 games; has extended consecutive games played streak to career-high 246…Played in every game for third time in 12-season NHL career…Stretch is sixth-longest in Devils’ history; trails only K. Daneyko (388), K. Muller (321), A. Broten (288 & 266) and J. Pandolfo (283, current)…Posted 16g-24a-40pts overall to surpass previous season’s 15g-22a-37pt total…Goal, assist and point totals were his highest since 2001-02…Established new career high with eight power play tallies (7, ‘03-04)…Posted points in season-high four straight games February 14-20 (2g- 3a-5pts), while recording points in three straight December 17- 22 (3g-2a-5pts)…Also had points in back-to-back games seven times, most recently April 5-8 (1g-2a-3pts)…With seven multiple- point games, surpassed previous season’s output (5)…Total included his seventh career two-goal match December 17 at NY Rangers…Also had five 1g-1a-2pt games, most recently April 5 at Philadelphia, as well as two assists December 22 at Washington…Was 1-8 in shootouts overall…Made his 100th career playoff appearance April 26 vs. Ottawa…Represented Russia at World Championships; was scoreless in two games.


2005-06: Was one of six Devils, including five forwards to appear in all 82 games…Tied for sixth (P. Martin) on NJD with 15g-22a-37pts; also fifth with 15 goals…Recorded 11 of his 15g at the Meadowlands…Season-high five-game point-scoring streak October 18-28 (4g-3a-7pts) included goals in three straight October 22-28 (3g) to match career high…Recorded 2g-1a-3pts November 25 at Tampa Bay to match career high…Appeared in his 600th NHL game April 16 vs. Philadelphia…Second goal November 25 marked the 100th of his NHL career…Equalled career high with six shots December 28 vs. Washington…Recorded 2g in season-opener October 5 vs. Pittsburgh, including team’s first goal of season…Matched career high with three game-winning goals…Recorded gamedetermining goal March 10 at Washington; went 1-3 in shootouts overall…

2004-05: Returned to Russian League for first time since 1993-94…Finished third in scoring on Voskresensk behind former Devils’ teammate V. Kamensky with 8g-19a- 27pts in 35 contests…Participated in former teammate I. Larionov’s farewell game December 13, 2004 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Arena…

2003-04: Appeared in all 82 games for first time; previous high was 76 appearances 2001-02…Was one of just three Devils’ players (P. Elias & J. Pandolfo) – all forwards – to appear in every game…Posted career-high (tie) three assists March 17 vs. Pittsburgh for his only multiple-point game of season…Appeared in his 500th NHL game February 27 vs. Atlanta; recorded goal January 15 at NY Rangers for his 200th lifetime point…Had career-high (since surpassed) seven power play goals; more than doubling his total (3) from previous season…

Saw action in all 52 regular-season games through February 5…Suffered fractured wrist in final game of stretch at Washington; missed final 30 regular-season games February 7-April 6 and first round of playoffs vs. Boston as a result…Underwent successful surgery/placed on Injured Reserve List February 6…Despite time missed, was tied for eighth (S. Niedermayer) on Devils with 11g and 13th with 19 points; 14 of the 19pts were scored at home…Posted his 100th career assist December 4 vs. Vancouver; appeared in his 400th NHL game November 16 at Montreal…Along with M. Brodeur, K. Daneyko, Niedermayer and S. Stevens, a member of all three of New Jersey’s Stanley Cup Championship teams…Made 2003 post-season debut in game one of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Tampa Bay…Posted lone playoff tally/only goal of contest in game 3 of ECF vs. Ottawa…

2001-02: Played in 76 games – one more than previous season; total included 61 straight appearances November 24-April 12…Missed 5 games November 15-23 with bruised knee and was a healthy scratch in regular-season finale…Recorded points in team season-high/career-high six straight games January 21-30 (3g-6a-9pts)…Posted season-high 2g-1a-3pts January 17 vs. the NY Rangers to match career high…Was unsuccessful on first career penalty shot attempt March 20 at Chicago (J. Thibault)…Recorded career-high 3 GWG (since tied) and 133 shots on goal; had just 3 GWG in his previous seven campaigns…Named Unsung Hero by his teammates for the second straight season…

Established career highs/more than doubled his previous personal records with 23g (9g, ’99-00), 29a (11a, ’99-00), 52pts (20pts, ’99-00) and plus-25 mark (+12, ’94-95)…Was recipient of Devils’ Unsung Hero Award as voted by his teammates…Posted his first career shorthanded tally December 31 at Columbus…Recorded his 100th career point with goal January 21 at Minnesota; appeared in his 300th NHL contest March 21 vs. NY Rangers…Missed 5 games February 23-March 4 with knee injury…Played in 20 playoff games; missed 5 games due to knee injury…

1999-00: Appeared in his 200th NHL game January 5…Missed game March 13 due to the birth of his first child…Played in 17 of 23 playoff games; missed 6 games with bruised knee suffered April 16…

1998-99: Received Players’ Player Award as voted by his teammates…Scored three of his 5g with the man advantage for the first power play goals of his NHL career…Tied for team lead with 3g during Stanley Cup Playoffs in first post-season action since 1994-95…

Right knee injury in team’s second pre-season contest September 19 limited his NHL playing time…Missed five preseason games as well as the first 19 regular-season outings…Assigned to Albany (AHL) November 18; made his 1997-98 AHL debut the following night…Made his ’97-98 NHL debut January 5; was returned to Albany four days later…Would go on to post 10g-13a-23pts in 25 AHL games until March 6 call-up to Devils for final time…Posted his first goal of season March 14 for his first NHL tally since November 19, 1996…

Began season on Devils’ NHL roster; played in 28 of 39 games until January 8 assignment to Albany…Returned to Devils January 14 and made his last NHL appearance of season…Finished tied for second on club with 4g-8a-12pts in 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs…

1995-96: Played in 17 of first 18 games before suffering a fractured right hand November 16; missed 13 games as a result…Had 3g-1a-4pts in that opening stretch, with all points coming on four-game point-scoring streak October 15-21…Returned to lineup December 16 and went on to appear in 33 of remaining 51 games… Represented Russia at World Championships in Vienna and had 3g-2a-5pts in 8 games played…

1994-95: Started season with Albany and had 15g-29a-44pts in 53 games with River Rats before February 16 recall to New Jersey…Recalled second time February 26 and notched first career NHL points February 27 in 1g-1a-2pt outing vs. Montreal…Recalled to Devils for third/final time March 14…Appeared in 12 of 20 playoff games; posted 1g-1a-2pts in Cup-clinching game June 24…

OTHER: Began 1993-94 season with Central Red Army and had 4g-6a-10pts in 39 games…Played for Russian Penguins in 13-game tour of IHL and posted 4g-5a- 9pts…Played for Russian team during 1993 and ’94 World Jr. Championships…Three-season totals with Central Red Army show 10g-16a-26pts in 125 games…Is one of seven Devils’ draftees to have played for Red Army (V. Fetisov, 8th round ’83; A. Kasatonov, 12th rd. ’83; S. Starikov, 8th rd. ’89; V. Zelepukin, 11th rd. ’90; V. Sharifijanov, 1st rd. ’94; and V. Zharkov, 3rd rd. ‘06).

PERSONAL: Married, wife’s name is Elena…The couple has one daughter, eight-year-old Anna, and one son, three-year-old Fydor…They were married in summer of ’94 just prior to Sergei attending his first NHL training camp…In 2003, brought Stanley Cup to Russia for first time; was a guest on Dobroye Utro, the most viewed morning show in Russia…Raised in Khimki, USSR…Lists Montreal as his favorite NHL city, history as his favorite subject in school, and Braveheart as his favorite movie…Enjoys relaxing and playing with his children on his days off…A big tennis fan; frequently attends the U.S. Open…Enjoys watching European football; is a fan of CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League, and Chelsea in the English Premier League.