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Bryan Berard

Born:March 5, 1977Draft:1995 Senators 1st Overall
Hometown:Woonsocket, Rhode IslandPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Retired

Bryan Wallace Berard (born March 5, 1977) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. Berard was the first overall pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He is most noted for a debilitating eye injury he received early in his career. Berard underwent several operations, and played 619 games in his NHL career despite the seriousness of the injury.

Bryan Berard Toronto Maple Leafs
Bryan Berard of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 1999 Quarter Finals of the NHL playoffs. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
  • Calder Trophy Winner (1997)
  • Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy Winner (2004)

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