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Brett Howden

Born:March 29, 1998Draft:2016 Lightning, 27th Overall
Hometown:Oakbank, MB, CANPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Vegas Golden Knights

Brett Howden (born March 29, 1998) is a Canadian ice hockey centre for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Howden was drafted 27th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He previously played for the New York Rangers before a 2021 trade brought him to the Golden Knights.

Brett Howden Vegas Golden Knights
Brett Howden, Vegas Golden Knights (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Brett Howden Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 26, 2018Tampa Bay LightningFirst-Round Pick
(Jacob Bernard-Docker)
Libor Hajek
Vladislav Namestnikov
New York RangersSecond-Round Pick
(Karl Henriksson)
Ryan McDonagh
J.T. Miller
July 17, 2021New York RangersVegas Golden KnightsFourth-Round Pick
(Noah Laba)
Nick DeSimone

Deeper Dive


  • 2014-15 U17 Dev Camp Tournament Champion
  • 2014-15 U18 WJC Bronze Medal
  • 2015-16 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal
  • 2017-18 U20 WJC Gold Medal