Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brett Festerling
Brett Festerling was born on March 3, 1986 in Quesnel, British Columbia. The defensive defenceman began his WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, but was traded to the Vancouver Giants during the 2004-05 season. The trade would prove to be fortuitous for Festerling as the Giants would win the President's Trophy as WHL champions in 2006 and would represent the west in the Memorial Cup. Festerling was then named captain of the Giants prior to the 2006-07 season.

Though undrafted, he was invited by the Anaheim Ducks' training camp in 2005 and signed to a three year contract. In 2007-08 he began his pro career with the Portland Pirates of the AHL where his defensive play continued to impress.

In 2008-09, injuries to the Ducks's defense corps provided the opportunity for Festerling to make his NHL debut. He appeared in 40 games for the Ducks, often as the defense partner of superstar, Scott Neidermayer.

On New Year's Eve 2010, the defenseman was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Maxim Lapierre. He was then assigned to the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. His time within the Montreal organization would be brief however. On February 28, 2011, the NHL trade deadline, he found himself on the move again. This time dealt to the Atlanta Thrasher in exchange for goaltender Drew MacIntyre.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Quesnel Midget AA Thunder Minor-BC 40 18 26 44 44
2001-02 Quesnel Millionaires BCHL 7 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Tri-City Americans WHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Tri-City Americans WHL 55 3 8 11 26 -1
2003-04 Tri-City Americans WHL 54 1 9 10 34 +5 11 1 1 2 2
2004-05 Tri-City Americans WHL 33 3 11 14 20 -6
2004-05 Vancouver Giants WHL 32 2 4 6 10 +7 5 0 0 0 6
2005-06 Vancouver Giants WHL 67 1 6 7 35 +6 18 0 1 1 10
2005-06 Vancouver Giants M-Cup 5 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Vancouver Giants WHL 70 5 16 21 80 +35 22 1 6 7 24
2006-07 Vancouver Giants M-Cup 5 0 0 0 6
2007-08 Portland Pirates AHL 74 3 11 14 64 -4 15 1 3 4 6
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 40 0 5 5 18 +5 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Iowa Chops AHL 34 0 7 7 31 -3
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 42 0 3 3 15 +1
2009-10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 17 0 1 1 19 -1
2009-10 Toronto Marlies AHL 11 0 4 4 8 +3
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 32 3 9 12 41 -10
2010-11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 16 0 4 4 15 0
2010-11 Chicago Wolves AHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -1
2011-12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 52 3 15 18 50 +8 14 0 2 2 10
2012-13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 41 1 8 9 50 3 0 0 0 10
2013-14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 31 2 9 11 83 6 0 0 0 4
2014-15 Hamburg Freezers Germany 44 0 6 6 80 2 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Hamburg Freezers Germany 18 0 1 1 22
2016-17 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 50 2 11 13 46 13 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 88 0 8 8 35 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 14, 2005. Traded to Montreal by Anaheim with Anaheim's 5th round pick (later traded back to Anaheim - Anaheim selkected Brian Cooper) in 2012 NHL Draft for Maxim Lapierre, December 31, 2010. Traded to Atlanta by Montreal for Drew MacIntyre, February 28, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), July 24, 2012.
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