Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Christoph Brandner
Christoph Brandner was born May 7, 1975 in Bruck Mur, Austria. The eighth round, 237th overall selection of the Minnesota Wild in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Brandner honed his skills in the Austrian and German leagues before making his North American debut in 2003-04.

An offensively gifted forward with size, Brandner played three seasons with Klangenfurt of the Austrian League before opting to join Krefeld of the German Elite League in 2000-01. Upon his arrival with Krefeld, Brandner was a key offensive force, leading the league in goals during the 2002-03 season with 28 and being named Player-of-the-Year.

Following a successful stint in Germany, Brandner made his NHL debut with the Wild in 2003-04. The Bruck Mur, Austria native went on to play 35 games with the NHL club, while spending the other portion of the season with the AHL's Houston Aeros.

On the international stage, Bradner has represented his homeland at the World Championships (2000-2002).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Austria WC-B 7 1 2 3 0
1997-98 Klagenfurter AC Austria 27 12 7 19 18
1997-98 Klagenfurter AC Alpenliga
1998-99 Klagenfurter AC Austria 21 8 8 16 6
1998-99 Klagenfurter AC Alpenliga 33 23 10 33 16
1998-99 Austria WC-Q 3 1 1 2 0
1999-00 Klagenfurter AC IEHL 34 29 19 48 30
1999-00 Klagenfurter AC Austria 16 8 3 11 20
1999-00 Austria WC-A 6 4 0 4 4 +1
2000-01 Klagenfurter AC Austria 6 6 2 8 4
2000-01 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 59 24 24 48 34
2000-01 Austria Oly-Q 3 4 1 5 0 +6
2000-01 Austria WC-A 6 0 2 2 2 -4
2001-02 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 50 30 25 55 20 3 1 0 1 4
2001-02 Austria Olympics 4 0 1 1 2 -1
2001-02 Austria WC-A 6 1 4 5 0 +1
2002-03 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 49 28 17 45 26 14 9 9 18 8
2002-03 Austria WC-A 6 2 0 2 2 -1
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 35 4 5 9 8 -2
2003-04 Houston Aeros AHL 37 7 7 14 18 2 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Houston Aeros AHL 26 5 3 8 15 -5
2005-06 Sodertalje SK Sweden 25 3 2 5 10
2006-07 Hamburg Freezers Germany 48 22 10 32 16 7 1 1 2 6
2007-08 Hamburg Freezers Germany 47 18 20 38 36 8 3 2 5 6
2007-08 Austria WC-B 5 4 1 5 6 +5
2008-09 Klagenfurter AC Austria 47 19 23 42 46
2009-10 Klagenfurter AC Austria 28 13 6 19 20
2010-11 Klagenfurter AC Austria 42 18 11 29 32
2011-12 Klagenfurter AC Austria 47 10 11 21 16 15 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 35 4 5 9 8


Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), April 12, 2005.
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