Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brandon Gormley
Brandon Gormley was born on February 18, 1992 in Murray River, Prince Edward Island. The product of the QMJHL was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Gormley would play four years in the QMJHL, mostly with the Moncton Wildcats. During his time he would be part of the All-Rookie Team in 2009, be named as a Second Team All-Star in 2010 and 2011, and be named to the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2012. More importantly he led the Wildcats to a President’s Cup as the QMJHL’s playoff champion in 2010 to gain a birth into the Memorial Cup tournament. In that same year he won the Mike Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL’s top professional prospect. In his last year in the QMJHL, Moncton would trade Gormley to the Shawinigan Cataractes to give him one more shot at the playoffs before turning professional. The Cataractes would make it to the second round before being knocked out in seven games by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

Once turning professional with the Coyotes, Gormley was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. It wasn’t until his second year with the Pirates that his play made the AHL take notice. He was eighth in scoring among AHL defenseman and was selected to be an alternate captain. The Coyotes took notice too as they called him up to make his NHL debut on March 10, 2014 in a 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The following season Gormley did not make the Coyotes out of training camp but was up and down between the Coyotes and the Pirates. During his first call up he gained his first NHL goal on November 16, 2014 in a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. However, in 27 games played in the NHL he only managed to get four points. With his rookie contract coming to an end, on September 9, 2015 the Coyotes elected to trade Gormley to the Colorado Avalanche for Stefan Elliott.

On the international stage, Gormley has represented Atlantic Canada and Canada three times. In 2008 he would help Atlantic Canada to an eighth place finish in Ivan Hilnka Memorial Tournament. A year later in that same tournament, Atlantic Canada would finish ninth, however Gormley would be named as a tournament all-star. In 2012, Gormley would represent Canada at the World Junior Championships where he would help Canada to a Bronze Medal and in the process be named as the tournament’s best defenseman.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 42 23 33 56 63 9 1 6 7 18
2008-09 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 62 7 20 27 34 +9 10 1 3 4 6
2009-10 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 58 9 34 43 54 +31 21 2 15 17 10
2009-10 Moncton Wildcats M-Cup 3 1 2 3 0
2010-11 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 47 13 35 48 42 -16 5 0 1 1 6
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 1 0 1 0 -1
2011-12 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 26 10 17 27 18 -9
2011-12 Canada WJC-A 6 3 3 6 2 +4
2011-12 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 9 0 5 5 4 +12 7 5 2 7 8
2011-12 Shawinigan Cataractes M-Cup 6 3 6 9 6
2012-13 Portland Pirates AHL 68 5 24 29 44 -7 3 1 2 3 0
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 2 +4
2013-14 Portland Pirates AHL 54 7 29 36 34 -22
2014-15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 27 2 2 4 10 -7
2014-15 Portland Pirates AHL 23 3 7 10 18 0 5 1 4 5 2
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 26 0 1 1 8 -3
2015-16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 39 4 2 6 26 -19
2016-17 Albany Devils AHL 35 2 8 10 30 -14
2016-17 Binghamton Senators AHL 17 2 3 5 12 -6
NHL Totals 58 2 3 5 20


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2009) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2010, 2011) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2012) Traded to Colorado by Arizona for Stefan Elliott, September 9, 2015. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 28, 2016. Traded to Ottawa by New Jersey for future considerations, March 6, 2017.
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