Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Brenneman
Left-winger John Brenneman was a solid role player for five different clubs during the 1960s. He was a hard working competitor who could check and rarely found himself in the penalty box.

The native of Fort Erie, Ontario spent four years with the OHA's St. Catharines Teepees and helped the club win the Memorial Cup in 1960. The parent Chicago Black Hawks sent him to the minors to develop. After scoring 75 points in 70 games for the St. Louis Braves in 1963-64, he was named to the Central League first all-star team. Chicago used Brenneman for 17 games in 1964-65 but they had Doug Mohns, Camille Henry, and youngster Dennis Hull at left wing. Before the end of the season he was traded to the New York Rangers where he played the last 22 games of the schedule.

In June 1966, Brenneman was claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Intra-League Draft. He played 41 games in 1966-67 when the club experienced injuries and the doldrums but he was not around for the Stanley Cup win. He later toiled with the Detroit Red Wings and Oakland Seals before retiring in 1969. He came out of retirement to play for the IHL's Dayton Gems in 1970-71 and the senior Cambridge Hornets three years later before calling it quits for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 11 18 29 17 17 5 3 8 8
1959-60 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 14 5 8 13 2
1960-61 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 12 13 25 26 6 2 4 6 2
1961-62 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 12 30 42 10 6 2 4 6 4
1962-63 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 48 31 27 58 38
1962-63 Buffalo Bisons AHL 4 1 0 1 0
1963-64 St. Louis Braves CPHL 70 28 47 75 28 6 2 1 3 11
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 17 1 0 1 2
1964-65 St. Louis Braves CPHL 27 7 17 24 20
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 22 3 3 6 6
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 11 0 0 0 14
1965-66 Baltimore Clippers AHL 33 5 8 13 16
1965-66 Minnesota Rangers CPHL 20 10 7 17 16 7 0 2 2 0
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 6 4 10 4
1966-67 Rochester Americans AHL 13 3 10 13 4 13 0 3 3 0
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 2 2 0 +2
1967-68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 14 5 2 7 10
1967-68 Oakland Seals NHL 31 10 8 18 14 -9
1967-68 San Diego Gulls WHL 5 2 2 4 4
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 21 1 2 3 6 -4
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 49 14 13 27 41 5 1 0 1 0
1969-70
1970-71 Dayton Gems IHL 50 23 18 41 20 10 3 4 7 4
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74 Cambridge Hornets OHA-Sr. 16 7 5 12 12
1974-75 Innsbrucker EV Austria 28 18 13 31 16
NHL Totals 152 21 19 40 46


CPHL First All-Star Team (1964) Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Doug Robinson and Wayne Hillman for Camille Henry, Don Johns, Billy Taylor and Wally Chevrier, February 4, 1965. Claimed by Toronto from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 15, 1966. Claimed by St. Louis from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis for Craig Cameron, Larry Hornung and Don Giesebrecht, October 9, 1967. Traded to Oakland by Detroit with Ted Hampson and Bert Marshall for Kent Douglas, January 9, 1968.
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