|Born:||Oct 26, 1983||Draft:||2003 Stars, 195th Overall|
|Known For:||NCAA (ECAC) Player of the Year (2007)||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Drew Bagnall (born October 26, 1983) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Minnesota Wild during the 2010-2011 season. Drafted 195th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bagnall committed to St. Lawrence University for four seasons, serving as an alternate captain in his third year before being promoted to the team’s captain in his final year. During that time, the Stars traded his rights to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Valeri Bure.
After letting him walk to free agency, Bagnall signed with the Los Angeles Kings, and played three seasons with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Manchester Monarchs. In his final year, Bagnall was promoted to the team’s captaincy and recorded 12 points and 113 penalty minutes in 58 games. He joined the Wild organization for the 2010-11 season and made his NHL debut, lasting just two games and recording no points before being relegated to the AHL. Bagnall represented the team as its captain in his third and final year with the club.
His leadership and steady play earned interest from the Buffalo Sabres, who signed him to play for the Rochester Americans for two seasons. Bagnall was named the team’s captain in both years and put up 18 points in 92 games during that span. Unfortunately, due to shoulder and knee injuries accumulated over the years, his playing time was reduced significantly and, as a result, he retired in 2015.
Drew Bagnall Statistics
- SJHL Best Defenseman (2003)
- SJHL First All-Star Team (2003)
- NCAA (East) First All-American Team (2007)
- NCAA (ECAC) Best Defensive Defenseman (2007)
- NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team (2007)
- NCAA (ECAC) Player of the Year (2007)
- NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist (2007)