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Bryan Berard

Born:March 5, 1977Draft:1995 Senators 1st Overall
Hometown:Woonsocket, Rhode IslandPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots: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 New York Islanders
Bryan Berard, New York Islanders (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Bryan Berard Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Jan. 23, 1996Ottawa SenatorsDon Beaupre
Martin Straka
New York IslandersDamian Rhodes
Wade Redden
Jan. 9, 1999New York Islanders1999 6th-Round Pick
(Jan Sochor)
Toronto Maple Leafs1999 6th-Round Pick
(Fedor Fedorov)
Felix Potvin

Deeper Dive


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