|Born:||Aug 8, 1977||Draft:||1996 Islanders, 109th Overall|
|Hometown:||Arlington Heights, Illinois||Position:||Defense|
|Known For:||IHL U.S. Born Rookie of the Year (Ken McKenzie Trophy)||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||United States||Current Status:||Retired|
Bubba Berenzweig (born August 8, 1977) is a former American ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Nashville Predators during the 2002-2003 season. Drafted 109th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Berenzweig returned to the National Collegiate Athletic Association to play for the University of Michigan for three more seasons, captaining the team in his final year. He never played for the Islanders as the organization traded him to the Predators for the 1999-2000 season. He made his debut the same year, appearing in two games and registering no points and a minus-1 rating.
Berenzweig played a career-high 26 games during the 2001-02 season, registering three goals and ten points. In total, he played in 37 games, all with the Predators organization. During the 2002-03 season, while captaining the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, Berenzweig was traded to the Dallas Stars. He went unclaimed during the expansion draft and after failing to report to the AHL following his demotion, the Stars suspended him due to a violation in his contract.
He played in just 47 games with the Utah Grizzlies, registering ten goals and 24 points. Following his suspension, Berenzweig announced his retirement, bringing an end to his short hockey career. His most notable season during his professional came when he represented the Admirals at the 2001-02 AHL All-Star Game after registering two goals and seven points in 23 games.
Bubba Berenzweig Statistics
- NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team (1998)
- NCAA (Championship) All-Tournament Team (1998)
- IHL U.S. Born Rookie of the Year (Ken McKenzie Trophy) (2000)
- AHL All-Star Game (2002)