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Brian Rafalski
Brian Rafalski
Defenseman
(ra-FALL-ski)
Number: 28
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 194
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 28, 1973
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, June 18, 1999.


Is first among Devils' defensemen/tied for fifth (J. Langenbrunner) with 2g-6a-8pts overall, including points in six of ten games...Appeared in his 100th career playoff game in game three at Ottawa; is one of seven players (M. Brodeur, S. Brylin, P. Elias, J. Langenbrunner, R. Matvichuk & J. Pandolfo) to accomplish milestone...Posted assist in game one vs. Ottawa...ECQF vs. TB: Tied for second (P. Elias) on squad/first among defensemen with 2g-5a-7pts; seven points in a six-game series are the most-ever by a Devils' defenseman...Totals include 1g-1a-2pts in games one/six and points in three straight April 18-22 (1g-3a-4pts)...Regular-season: Represented Eastern Conference at 2007 NHL All-Star Game and had two assists...One of six players in Devils' lineup to appear in all 82 games; also appeared in all 82 games last season, and has played in career-high 165 straight contests overall...Is tied for second (S. Gomez) on team with career-high 47 assists (43a, '00-01 & '05-06); is fifth with career-high 55 points (52pts, '00-01)...Goal/assist/point-totals are first among New Jersey defensemen, including last point with power play assist April 5 at Philadelphia, first career shorthanded tally March 10 at Buffalo and 300th career point with assist March 8 at Pittsburgh...Finished second on team (P. Elias) with 3g-27a-30pts on the power play...Appeared in his 500th NHL game January 6 at Ottawa...Totals include career-high eight-game assist/point-scoring streak March 22-April 5 (9a)...Posted two three-game streaks: January 7-12 (5a) and December 17-22 (3a)...Had points in back-to-back games 11 times, most recently March 8-10 (1g-1a-2pts)...Recorded 11 multiple-point games overall, with career-high (tie) three assists/points October 14 vs. Philadelphia...Posted ten two-point games, including two goals February 14 vs. Montreal...Also had 1g-1a-2pts February 16 vs. Pittsburgh, as well as 8 two-assist games, most recently March 24 at Florida...Has averaged 77 games over his seven NHL seasons; is +100 lifetime in 541 career regular-season games...Led the team’s defensemen in scoring three straight seasons 2000-03...Was first among Devils’ defensemen in 2006 post-season scoring with 1g-8a-9pts.
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