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Brian Rolston

Born:February 21, 1973Draft:1991 Devils 11th Overall
Hometown:Flint, MichiganPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Status:Retired

Brian Lee Rolston (born February 21, 1973) is an American former professional ice hockey player who most recently played for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995, and the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 playing for the United States. Rolston has represented the U.S. three times in Olympic competition for ice hockey. In the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, he won the silver medal.

Brian Rolston Bruins
Brian Rolston, seen here with the Boston Bruins (Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

Brian Rolston Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
November 3, 1999New Jersey DevilsFirst-Round Pick
(Martin Samuelsson)
Colorado AvalancheFirst-Round Pick
(David Hale)
Second-Round Pick
(Matt DeMarchi)
Claude Lemieux
March 6, 2000Colorado AvalancheFirst-Round Pick
(Marcus Samuelsson)
Martin Grenier
Samuel Pahlsson
Boston BruinsDave Andreychuk
Ray Bourque
June 29, 2008Minnesota WildTampa Bay LightningFourth-Round Pick
(Kyle Bigos)
July 28, 2011New Jersey DevilsNew York IslandersTrent Hunter
February 27, 2012New York IslandersMike MottauBoston BruinsMarc Cantin
Yannick Riendeau

Deeper Dive


  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Bronze Medal (1992)
  • NCAA Champion (1992)
  • CCHA Champion (1992, 1993)
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1992, 1993)
  • ACHA West Second Team All-America (1993)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1995)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (1996)
  • IIHF World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (1997)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (2002)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2007)