Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Lee
Brian Lee was born March 26, 1987 in Fargo, North Dakota. The first round, 9th overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Lee is a graduate of North Dakota.

An offensive defenseman, Lee competed on a stacked University of North Dakota line-up which included Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac, Drew Stafford and T.J. Oshie. That season, Lee led the club's defenders in points with 27 and was regularly on the club's powerplay. After his final year of college hockey in which Lee registered 26 points in 38 games, Lee made the jump to the professional ranks of hockey after the Senators assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Binghamton. He appeared in 55 games with the Binghamton Senators and was used in six games with Ottawa, including his NHL debut on March 25, 2008.

On February 27, 2012, Lee's time in Ottawa would come to an end. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Matt Gilroy.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Moorhead Spuds High-MN 29 10 38 48
2004-05 Moorhead Spuds High-MN 25 12 26 38
2004-05 Lincoln Stars USHL 12 0 3 3 4 -1 4 2 3 5 2
2004-05 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 4 +2
2005-06 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 4 23 27 44
2005-06 United States WJC-A 7 1 0 1 8 +1
2006-07 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 2 24 26 69
2006-07 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 14 -1
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 1 1 4 +1 4 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Binghamton Senators AHL 55 3 22 25 51 -4
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 2 11 13 33 -2
2008-09 Binghamton Senators AHL 27 2 10 12 41 -2
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 23 2 1 3 12 -5
2009-10 Binghamton Senators AHL 41 3 12 15 52 -11
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 50 0 3 3 24 -10
2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 35 1 7 8 27 -2
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 0 8 8 8 -6
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 22 0 0 0 16 -13
2012-13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 11 0 1 1 25 -3 7 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 209 5 31 36 124 4 0 0 0 2


WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Matt Gilroy, February 27, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), May 17, 2013 and resulting surgery. Officially announced his retirement, July 11, 2014.
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