Evan Brophey(20) Graz 99ers

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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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