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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.

Career: Three-time Stanley Cup champion (Devils in 2000 and 2003, Red Wings in 2008)... Won a Silver Medal with Team U.S.A. at the 2010 Winter Olympics; named the tournament's Most Outstanding Defenseman

2010-11: Recorded 0G-8A-8P in his last 8 games... Registered 12 multi-point games on the season... Tallied 46GP-4G-34A-38P in intraconference matches

2009-10: Appeared in 78 games for DET... Finished season with 8G-34A-42P), second among DET D... Played in his 700th career game 10/22 at PHX... Led DET with a +23 rating... Finished second on DET in TOI/game (24:13) during the regular season... Notched 5 PPG and 1 GWG

2008-09: Finished with 59 points (10-49—59), tied for 3rd among NHL D... Set career highs with 49 assists and 59 pts... Scored the game-winning goal at the NHL’s Winter Classic on January 1 at Wrigley Field... Recorded his 400th career point on 1/17 at San Jose... Set a new franchise record for defensemen by recording at least 1 point in 7 consecutive games to start the season



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.

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
3 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
4 WSH 5 3 0 2 18 11 8
5 DET 6 3 1 2 12 10 8
6 NYI 6 4 2 0 22 20 8
7 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
8 BOS 8 4 4 0 20 20 8
9 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
10 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
11 PIT 4 3 1 0 16 10 6
12 CBJ 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 6 1 3 2 17 25 4
15 CAR 5 0 3 2 11 18 2
16 BUF 6 1 5 0 8 22 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 6 5 2 3 7
A. Henrique 6 3 4 4 7
D. Severson 6 3 2 5 5
M. Ryder 6 1 4 3 5
J. Jagr 6 1 4 -1 5
J. Merrill 6 1 2 0 3
R. Clowe 6 1 2 1 3
M. Havlat 5 1 2 -2 3
T. Zajac 6 1 2 0 3
P. Elias 6 1 2 -2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 3 2 1 .898 3.13
S. Clemmensen 0 0 0 .857 3.53