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Brayden Point
Brayden Point
Brayden Point 1.jpg
Point at the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
Born (1996-03-13) March 13, 1996 (age 22)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 79th overall, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2015-present

Brayden Point (born March 13, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL). Point was selected by Traktor Chelyabinsk in the 5th round (167th overall) of the 2013 KHL Junior Draft.[1] and was also drafted by the Lightning in the third round (79th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Playing career

Juniors

Point was drafted by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.[2] He has played with the Moose Jaw Warriors since the 2011-12 WHL season.[3] His outstanding play was rewarded when he was chosen to skate in the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[4]

Prior to playing full time for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Point was rated as a top prospect[5] and was a possible first round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[6] However he was not taken until the third round when the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted him 79th overall.[7] This fall in the draft has been attributed to Point's small stature, clocking in at 5'9" during the time of the draft.[8]

During the 2013-14 season, Point set a career high in points (91) and assists (55).[9] Point played in 204 WHL games, all with the Warriors during the past four seasons. Point registered 99 goals and 236 points over that time and has been an early WHL scoring leader for Moose Jaw in 2015-16.

At the end of the 2014-15 WHL regular season the Tampa Bay Lightning announced the signing of Point to a three-year entry level contract. At that time, Point was expected to join the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League for the remainder of the season.[10]

Professional

On October 11, 2016, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that Point had made the opening night roster out of training camp. Point reportedly had an impressive training camp, recording three preseason goals, and garnering the attention of Lightning captain, Steven Stamkos. Stamkos stated that he believed Point deserved to play in the NHL.[] Additionally, Lightning General Manager, Steve Yzerman, stated that the team "felt like he's earned the right for us to give him a look right off the bat."[11] On October 13, 2016, Point made his NHL debut in a 6-4 Lightning win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.[12] On October 15, 2016, Point recorded his first NHL point, which came when he assisted on Valtteri Filppula's game winner in the 3rd period. The win came against the visiting New Jersey Devils.[13] On October 18, 2016, Point recorded his first NHL shootout goal on his first attempt against goaltender James Reimer of the Florida Panthers.[14] In doing so, Point became the 27th player to score in the shootout before their first career NHL goal. Additionally, he became just the thirteenth player to get the shootout decider before their first career goal.[15] On November 5, 2016, Point recorded his first career NHL goal in a 4-1 win over the visiting New Jersey Devils. The goal came on the power play off a redirection of Nikita Kucherov's slap shot, which beat goaltender Cory Schneider.[16]

On December 29, 2016, the Lightning announced that Point was to miss the next 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury. The injury was sustained in a game against the Montreal Canadiens the night before.[17] On January 31, 2017, Point returned to the lineup against the Boston Bruins.[18] On April 10, 2017, Point was named the NHL Third Star of the Week.[19] On January 24, 2018, Point was named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game. Point replaced injured teammate Victor Hedman. This was Point's first selection to the All-Star Game.[20] After the All-Star break, Point was the 3rd highest scorer on his team, and the top game winning goal scorer, with 10 goals. On April 12, 2018, Point appeared in his first career NHL Stanley Cup playoff game in a 5-2 Lightning win over the visiting New Jersey Devils.[21] Point recorded his first career playoff assist and point in the the Lightning victory.[22][23] On April 14, 2018, Point recorded his first career playoff goal, which came in a 5-3 Lighting win over the Devils at Amalie Arena.[24][25]

International play

As a 16-year-old, he was named an assistant captain for fifth place Canada Pacific in the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.[26] As a 17-year-old, Point was chosen to compete with the Canadian U-18 squad at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament[27] where he won a gold medal and MVP honours,[28] and he also helped Team Canada capture the bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.[29] Brayden was also named to the Team Canada roster that captured a gold medal at the 2015 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.[30]

On April 12, 2017, Point was named to Canada's men's national ice hockey team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship.[31] On May 21, 2017, Point earned a silver medal with Team Canada when they were defeated by Team Sweden 2-1.[32]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011-12 Canmore Eagles AJHL 4 2 2 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 5 1 0 1 0 14 7 3 10 2
2012-13 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 67 24 33 57 26 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 36 55 91 53 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 60 38 49 87 46 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 9 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 48 35 53 88 36 10 6 10 16 10
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 18 22 40 14 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 32 34 66 24 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 150 50 56 106 38 -- -- -- -- --

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 3 4 2
2013 Canada Pacific WHC17 5th 5 2 3 5 14
2014 Canada WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 0 2 2 2
2015 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 2 4 4
2016 Canada WJC 6th 5 1 4 5 0
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 4 1 5 0
Junior totals 26 6 14 20 22
Senior totals 10 4 1 5 0

Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ "The full results from Donetsk of the KHL Junior Draft 2013". Kontinental Hockey League. 2013-07-02. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "2010 WHL bantam draft results". Western Hockey League. April 5, 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ "NHL draft tracker: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors". Yahoo! Sports. 2014-06-26. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Warriors Brayden Point added to Team Orr". Canadian Hockey League. 2014-01-02. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "NHL Prospect Hot List: Brayden Point returns for Canada". The Hockey News. 2014-06-14. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Profile: Brayden Point". EditorInLeaf.com. 2014-05-28. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Tampa Bay Lightning select Brayden Point". boltsbythebay.com. 2014-06-28. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "2014 NHL Draft: Tampa Bay Lightning select C Brayden Point with 79th overall pick". Raw Charges. 2014-06-28. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (March 26, 2015). "Lightning Sign Brayden Point to Entry-Level Contract". Lightning News. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ O'reily, Sean (March 26, 2015). "Tampa Bay Lightning sign Western Hockey League star Brayden Point to a three-year contract". ABC Action News. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ Smithy, Joe (October 11, 2016). "Brayden Point makes Lightning roster". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016. 
  12. ^ Smithy, Joe (October 13, 2016). "Lightning opens season with win over Red Wings". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ Smithy, Joe (October 15, 2016). "Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy big when needed in first start". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ Burns, Bryan (October 18, 2016). "Burns: 3 Things from a shootout win over Florida". Tampa Bay Lightning.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ @TBTimes_JSmith (19 October 2016). "Brayden Point Shootout GWG before first career goal" (Tweet) - via Twitter. 
  16. ^ Long, Corey (November 5, 2016). "Ben Bishop makes 37 saves in Lightning win". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ Smith, Joe (December 29, 2016). "Lightning rookie Brayden Point out 4-6 weeks". Tampa Bay Times.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  18. ^ Long, Corey (January 31, 2017). "Bruins sneak past Lightning, win third straight". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Craig Anderson leads 3 Stars of the Week". nhl.com. NHL. April 10, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ NHL (January 24, 2018). "Brayden Point to replace Victor Hedman on All-Star roster". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018. 
  21. ^ Mooney, Roger (April 12, 2018). "Tony Cirelli makes his playoff presence felt immediately for Lightning". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2018. 
  22. ^ @BBurnsNHL (12 April 2018). "Point gets secondary assist for 1st career playoff point" (Tweet) - via Twitter. 
  23. ^ Long, Corey (April 12, 2018). "Lightning handle Devils in Game 1 win". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2018. 
  24. ^ @BBurnsNHL (14 April 2018). "Point scored first playoff goal" (Tweet) - via Twitter. 
  25. ^ Long, Corey (April 14, 2018). "Lightning score five against Devils in Game 2, extend series lead". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2018. 
  26. ^ Point Named To Team Pacific
  27. ^ Joe Hicketts named to Team Canada U-18 Team | The Zone @ 91-3 Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ Brayden Point: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile - In Lou We Trust
  29. ^ Canada Wins Bronze At U18s - Local Sports - DiscoverMooseJaw.com
  30. ^ http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/1245174?subseason=164558&_ga=1.234763422.1030416643.1450896154
  31. ^ Smithy, Joe (April 4, 2017). "Lightning's Brayden Point to play for Team Canada". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2017. 
  32. ^ "Sweden defeats Canada in shootout to win 2017 IIHF world title". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. May 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  33. ^ Hockey's Future - Brayden Point
  34. ^ 2014 NHL Draft Profile #44: Brayden Point - Last Word On Sports
  35. ^ Brayden Point: 2014 NHL Top Prospect - Winnipeg Hockey Talk
  36. ^ CHL Network
  37. ^ 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Roster
  38. ^ "Sweden defeats Canada in shootout to win 2017 IIHF world title". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. May 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  39. ^ NHL (January 24, 2018). "Brayden Point to replace Victor Hedman on All-Star roster". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018. 

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