Evan Brophey(20) Graz 99ers


6th year right wing Evan Brophey(20) was an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2012 and with no offers and the NHL lockout looming had to find a home for the new season.

Originally a Chicago Blackhawks‘ 3rd round pick in the 2005 draft (#68 overall), he only appeared in one big league game with the team in 4 years and 3 last season with Colorado Avalanche. He has yet to convert for any points.

The 6’1″ 203 lbs. forward isn’t exactly a prolific scoring in the minors but in 407 regular season games he does have 67 goals and 94 assists.

Last season with Lake Erie Monsters, he matched a career high for points (39) and pocketed a best 18 goals, which led the squad in scoring.

Just as the 2012/2013 season started the 26-year old signed a pto with Portland Pirates. He was recently bumped up to an spc after 37 games  (5 goals, 10 assists) to finish out the 2012/2013 campaign with them.

Even though he’s not exactly lighting it up as prolifically as he did last year, he’s still a gritty, invaluable player for the Pirates to have in the fold as they push towards the postseason.

Original story: 2/23-13

He would play 61 games with Portland Pirates scoring 8 goals and 15 assists with a -2 rating but failed to connect in three postseason match-ups.

For the 2013/2014 season he decided to switch shores signing a one-year deal with EC Red Bull Salzburg of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

Definitely thought he would have a scoring surge but only managed 12 goals and 12 assists in 43 games but did pot a goal and 4 assists in 14 playoff contests.

His stats were good enough to move up a rung on the European hockey ladder as he inked for his next campaign in Germany’s top league DEL with EHC Red Bull Munchen. He would do well with 5 goals and 13 assists but was limited to only 28 games.

As he goes into his 9th pro season, the 28-year old returns to Austria joining Graz 99ers. We expect another point total uptick for the former Plymouth Whalers’ OHL Champion.

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