Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Werenka
Brad Werenka was selected 42nd overall in the 1987 Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. During the 1992-93 season, he played his first 27 games at the NHL level and scored five goals and nine points. In 1993-94, he was traded on March 21 to the Quebec Nordiques for Steve Passmore.

On July 20, 1995, Werenka signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks. That season, he played nine games for the Blackhawks. On July 31, 1997, he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He joined the NHL ranks full time that season and helped the team win the Northeast Division title, scoring 18 points in 71 games on the blueline.

In 1999-2000, Werenka was traded on March 14 to the Calgary Flames for goaltender Tyler Moss and René Corbet. In 73 games between the two teams, he scored 13 points and recorded 91 hits.

Werenka had played Junior A hockey in Fort Saskatchewan. In 1986-87, he enrolled at North Michigan University and scored eight points as a WCHA freshman. The following season, he improved to 30 points. In 1988-89, he scored 20 points in 28 games and helped his school win a WCHA championship. After scoring seven points in eight games the following season, he then scored 20 goals and 63 points as a college senior in 1990-91. He was named both a WCHA First Team All-Star and a NCAA West First Team All-American that year. At the NCAA championships, he was named a tournament All-Star.

In 1991-92, he turned pro with the AHL's Cape Breton Oilers and scored 27 points in 66 games. In 1992-93, he played four regular-season games with the AHL Oilers.

In 1995-96, Brad scored 15 goals and 57 points in 73 games with the IHL's Indianapolis Ice. He then scored four points in five playoff games. In 1996-97, he played all 82 games and scored 20 goals and 76 points on the blueline. He was named a First Team All-Star and was presented both the Governor's Trophy (top defenceman) and Ironman Award at season's end. In the playoffs, he scored five points in four games.

In 1992-93, Werenka scored ten points in 18 games with the Canadian national team. He then played eight games for his country at the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. He scored four points and helped his country win the silver medal.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Sherwood Park Crusaders AMHL 32 9 27 36 40
1984-85 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 32 35 28 63 51
1985-86 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 29 12 23 35 24
1986-87 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 30 4 4 8 35
1987-88 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 34 7 23 30 26
1988-89 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 28 7 13 20 16
1989-90 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 8 2 5 7 8
1990-91 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 47 20 43 63 36
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 66 6 21 27 95 5 0 3 3 6
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 18 3 7 10 10
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 27 5 4 9 24 +1
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 4 1 1 2 4 16 4 17 21 12
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 0 4 4 14 -1
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 25 6 17 23 19
1993-94 Canada Olympics 8 2 2 4 8
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 11 0 7 7 8 +4
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 12 2 10 12 22
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 80 8 45 53 161 15 3 10 13 36
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 0 0 8 -2
1995-96 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 15 42 57 85 5 1 3 4 8
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 82 20 56 76 83 4 1 4 5 6
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 3 15 18 46 +15 6 1 0 1 8
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 6 18 24 93 +17 13 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 3 8 11 69 +15
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 12 1 1 2 21 -2
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 33 1 4 5 16 -3
2001-02
2002-03
NHL Totals 320 19 61 80 299 19 2 1 3 14


WCHA First All-Star Team (1991)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1991)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1991)
IHL First All-Star Team (1997)
Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (1997)
Traded to Quebec by Edmonton for Steve Passmore, March 21, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 20, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 31, 1997. Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Tyler Moss and Rene Corbet, March 14, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 season and all of 2001-02 and 2002-03 due to concussion vs. Dallas, December 29, 2000.
Surname(s) beginning with