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Brian Rafalski

Born:September 28, 1973Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Dearborn, MichiganPosition:D
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:United States

Brian Christopher Rafalski (born September 28, 1973) played in the National Hockey League for the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings.

After struggling to enter the NHL, spending four seasons in European leagues, Rafalski won the Stanley Cup three times, playing in five Stanley Cup finals in his NHL career (2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009). Rafalski also played for the United States national team in three Olympic ice hockey tournaments (2002, 2006, and 2010).

Brian Rafalski with the Detroit Red Wings(Icon SMI)

Brian Rafalski Statistics

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Achievements

  • IIHF U20 WJC Bronze Medal — 1992
  • All-WCHA Rookie Team — 1992
  • All-WCHA First Team — 1995
  • AHCA West First Team All-America — 1995
  • NHL All-Rookie Team — 2000
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2002, 2004, 2007
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2000, 2003, 2008
  • Olympic Silver Medal — 2002, 2010
  • Best Defenseman at Olympics — 2010
  • Inducted Into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame — 2014

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