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Donald Brashear
Donald Brashear
Left Wing
(bra-SHEER, DAWN-ohld)
Number: 87
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 237
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 7, 1972
Birthplace: Bedford, IN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 14, 2006
A 17-year professional entering his third season with Washington.


Appeared in 80 games for Washington, netting eight points (5g-3a) … Led the team and ranked 28th in the league with 119 PIM … Finished fourth on the team with 133 hits … Received 12 fighting major penalties and recorded 10 or more PIM in a game three times … Caps went 4-0-1 when Brashear scored a goal, 6-0-1 when he registered a point … Five of his eight points were scored at home (2g-3a) … Recorded a season-high 15 PIM on 11/5 at CAR … Scored his first goal of the season against his former team for the second consecutive year, 11/23 at PHI … Posted season-high 12:31 TOI at NYR (12/1) … Recorded his first multiple-point game since 2005 with two assists against NYR (12/12) … Played in his 900th NHL game in a win at CBJ (2/5) … Recorded his 2,400th PIM vs. CAR (2/8) … Tallied his 200th NHL point vs. BOS (3/3) … Tallied two goals in three games from 2/29-3/3 … Played in all seven games of the ECQF against PHI and had two points (1g-1a) … Scored the team’s first goal of Game 1.

2006-07: Played 77 games in his first season with the Capitals, tied for third on the team in GP … Recorded four goals and 13 points … Led the team and ranked sixth in the NHL with 156 PIM … One of six Capitals with a positive plus/minus rating (+1) … Led the team with a +4 rating in road games … Ranked fourth on the roster, second among forwards, with 101 hits … Seven of his 13 points came in the third period (3g-4a) … Had 10 of his 13 points after 1/1 (4g-6a) … Made his Caps debut 10/5 at NYR … Recorded his first Capitals point, an assist, at COL (10/25) … Played in his 800th NHL game at TOR (12/23) … Had a season-high 24 PIM at NYR (12/30) … Scored his first Caps goal against his former team, 1/9 vs. PHI … His first goal came 17 seconds after an Alex Ovechkin goal, the fastest back-to-back Caps goals of the season.
2005-06: Recorded nine points (4g-5a) in 76 games for PHI … Led the team with 166 PIM, leading the Flyers for the third consecutive season … Recorded a goal and an assist at TOR (10/ 22; assist was his 100th in the NHL) … Played 700th career NHL game at MTL (10/25) … Was a plus or even player in each of the last 20 games (+4 in that time).
2004-05: Recorded 18 goals and 32 assists for 50 points and 260 PIM in 47 games for Quebec RadioX (QNAHL).
2003-04: Ranked first on the Flyers in PIM with 212 … Missed a total of 18 games after reaggravating a knee sprain … Appeared in 18 playoff games for Philadelphia, recording four points (1g-3a) and 61 PIM.
2002-03: Finished first on the team in PIM with 161 … Was named the winner of the Flyers’ Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the team’s most improved player in a vote of his teammates … Posted career-best six-game point-scoring streak from 1/11-1/21 (1g-5a) including a career-best four-game assist streak (4a).
2001-02: Set a career high for assists (23) and points (32) while splitting the season between PHI and VAN … Ranked 12th in the NHL in PIM with 199 … Finished third on PHI in hits with 199 (tied for 25th in the NHL) … Joined PHI and played his first game as a Flyer 12/20 vs. DAL … Named second star vs. CAR (12/22) after recording an assist and a team-high seven hits … Posted two assists and a game-high six hits vs. ATL (1/8) … Scored the GWG vs. NJ (1/10), his first goal as a Flyer … Named second star vs. TB (3/18) after scoring two goals (his second career multiple-goal game).
2000-01: Finished second on VAN in hits with 183 … Led VAN in PIM with 145 … Played his 400th career NHL game vs. COL (11/1) … Set a career high for assists and points in a game with three assists at SJ (12/8).
1999-00: Set a career high for goals in a season with 11 … Led the Canucks in PIM with 136 … Had a three-game goal-scoring streak from 11/17-11/22 … Missed 20 games due to a concussion sustained on 2/21.
1998-99: Led VAN in PIM with 209 (eighth in the NHL) … One of three players on the team to play in all 82 regular-season games … Recorded a five-game point-scoring streak from 2/7-2/15.
1997-98: Led the NHL in PIM with 372 … Set a single-season PIM record for VAN.
1996-97: Was second on VAN in PIM with 245 (sixth in the NHL) … Scored two goals vs. EDM (4/13), his first multiple-goal game in the NHL.
1995-96: Was second on MTL in PIM with 223 … Appeared in 100th NHL game vs. BOS (4/3).
1994-95: Split the season between MTL and Fredericton (AHL) … Posted 12 points (7g-5a) in 17 playoff games for Calder Cup finalist Fredericton.
1993-94: Second on the Fredericton Canadiens in scoring with 66 points (38g-28a) … Led Fredericton in PIM with 250 … Posted an assist in his first NHL game at OTT (11/15) … Scored his first NHL goal vs. EDM (11/17).
1992-93: Appeared in 76 games for Fredericton, recording 14 points (11g-3a) and 261 PIM.

Junior Career
1991-92: Played his best junior season with Verdun, posting 42 points (18g-24a) and 283 PIM in 65 games.
1990-91: Posted 12 goals and 26 assists for 38 points and 195 PIM in 68 games for Longueuil.
1989-90: Broke into the QMJHL playing for Longueuil, recording 26 points (12g-14a) and 169 PIM in 64 games.
1988-89: Played for Ste-Foy (QAAA), posting three points (1g-2a) in 10 games.

NHL Transactions
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 28, 1992 … Traded to Vancouver by Montreal for Jassen Cullimore, Nov. 13, 1996 … Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver with Vancouver’s sixth-round choice in 2002 Entry Draft (later traded to Columbus-Jaroslav Balastik) for Jan Hlavac and Tampa Bay’s third-round choice in 2002 Entry Draft (Brett Skinner), Dec. 17, 2001 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 14, 2006.

Supports the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams fund … Enjoys golf, tennis and poker in his spare time.