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Danny Markov scored 31 goals in his NHL career, three of which came in his 52 games with the Philadelphia Flyers. Two of those goals were notable achievements for the Flyers. Since scoring his last NHL playoff goal with the Flyers in the 2004 playoffs, Markov played two more seasons in the NHL before playing in Russia. Let's take a look at Markov's work with the five teams after his days as a Flyer.
After scoring 14 points in 44 games with the Carolina Hurricanes, Markov was traded to Philly for forward Justin Williams in the middle of the 2003-2004 season.
Markov's first notable goal came during the Flyers' infamous game with the Ottawa Senators on March 5th, 2004. Adding onto his 15 PIM for the game, Markov also netted a goal in the first period that happened to be the Flyers' 10,000th goal in franchise history. This was the first of Markov's two regular season goals with Philly in his 34 games with the team before the 2004 playoffs.
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In the first round of those playoffs, the Flyers faced a team they had never beaten in the playoffs as they squared off against the New Jersey Devils. With a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 in front of their home crowd, the Flyers looked to eliminate the Devils and move onto the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With the game tied 1-1 late in the third period, Markov let go of a wrister that found it's way past Martin Brodeur to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead with just 5:23 left in regulation. With the addition of a Sami Kapanen empty-net goal, the Flyers had defeated the Devils in five games while Markov had the series-winning goal.
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Facing the Maple Leafs in the next round, the Flyers would eliminate Toronto in six games to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. Markov had an assist on Branko Radivojevic's second period goal in Game 5 of the series (go to 1:36).
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Eliminated one win short of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a seven-game series. Markov had his third point and second assist in the playoffs with his helper on Michal Handzus's goal in Game 1 (go to :41).
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During the NHL lockout of 2004-2005, Markov took his talents to the Vysshaya Liga of Russia to play alongside Alexei Zhamnov on Vityaz Chekhov's roster. In 26 games with the club, Markov had five goals and seven assists for 12 points.
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As the lockout ended, Markov returned to play in the NHL, but not for the Flyers. In early August of 2005, Markov was shipped to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 3rd round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Two days later, the Flyers traded away the newly acquired pick, along with the aging Jeremy Roenick, to the Los Angeles Kings for future players to be named. With the pick, the Kings drafted George "Bud" Holloway, a right winger who plays for the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and has yet to play an NHL game.
Markov only played for the Predators during the 2005-2006 season notching 11 assists in 58 regular season games. He'd also play in all five of the Predators' postseason games during the 2006 playoffs as they fell to the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Markov was held pointless during the five-game stretch.
During his season with the Preds, Markov represented the Russia in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Markov played in eight games and had two assists as Russia lost to the Czech Republic 3-0 in the Bronze Medal game.
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Let go by Nashville after the 2005-2006 season, Markov played in what turned out to be his last NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings during the 2006-2007 season. While being teammates with Andreas Lilja and Kyle Calder, Markov registered four goals and 12 assists. He'd have three two-point games, including one on the last day of the season against the Blackhawks, which included his last goal in the NHL (go to :17).
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During the Red Wings playoff run, Markov played in each of the 18 games the Red Wings played before losing to Chris Pronger and the eventual Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks in six games during the Western Conference Finals.
Leaving the NHL, Markov moved onto play for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague. Playing with former Flyer Dmitry Afanasenkov, Markov had four assists in 29 games before scoring two goals with an assist in nine postseason games.
As HC Dynamo Moscow became part of the KHL, Markov remained on the roster while Alexei Zhitnik and Denis Tolpeko joined him. Playing in five less regular season games than the prior season, Markov scored three goals and had just as many assists. In his 10 postseason games with the club, Markov had a goal and four assists.
The following season, Markov ended up playing in 42 regular season games. With the increase in games played, Markov was able to score more goals and register more assists. He'd have five goals and nine assists before being held scoreless in three postseason games for HC Dynamo Moscow.
Despite his increase in games played, Markov left HC Dynamo Moscow to play for Vityaz Chekov, the team he played for during the lockout. Playing in 19 more games for the club than he played in 2004-2005, Markov was only able to register one more assist as he had five goals and eight assists before being sent to SKA St. Petersburg just before the end of the regular season. In 10 postseason games with SKA St. Petersburg, Markov had one goal and three assists.
Known more as a physical defenseman, Markov's numbers won't be pretty in any league. However, he'll be remembered by Flyers' fans for his notable goals. Hell, Jaromir Jagr probably remembers Markov very fondly. At 35 years of age, Markov can serve as a veteran defender for any team in the KHL.
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In his 12 years as a professional hockey player, Bruno St. Jacques has never scored 10 goals or 30 points in a season. Playing in three different professional leagues, it seems as though St. Jacques plays best in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). With 61 points and a plus/minus rating of +19 in 138 regular season games over the last three seasons, St. Jacques' numbers in the DEL aren't impressive, but they're the highest in his career to this point. Let's take a look at St. Jacques' career since his last game with the Flyers on December 18th, 2002 against the Atlanta Thrashers.
After not playing the rest of December and for the whole month of January, St. Jacques was traded, along with Pavel Brendl, to the Carolina Hurricanes for Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast. St. Jacques departed with the Flyers going pointless in 13 games total.
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"Bruno is still developing as an NHL defenseman, but we feel he has a very good chance at playing for the Hurricanes in the near future," Hurricanes' GM Jim Rutherford told the Hurricanes website following the February 7,2003 trade. St. Jacques followed through in Rutherford's words by making his first start for the Hurricanes 19 days later against the Phoenix Coyotes. In just over 15 minutes of ice time, St. Jacques had one shot and a plus/minus rating of -2.
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St. Jacques ended up splitting time between the Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters, for the remainder of the season. In 18 games with the Canes, St. Jacques had two goals, one of which was his first NHL goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 6th while the other was against the Flyers a week later on the 13th. He'd also have five assists with Carolina while he had one goal and one assist in eight games for the Monsters.
The following season St. Jacques went scoreless in 41 games between the Hurricanes and the Monsters. In 35 games with the Hurricanes, St. Jacques had no goals and two assists. Considering he didn't average 12 minutes of ice time per game (11:49) and had only 16 shots during the season, it's no surprise St. Jacques didn't register a goal. His numbers weren't better in his six games with the Monsters as he went pointless with eight PIM and a plus/minus rating of -4.
Since the Hurricanes weren't playing in the 2004-2005 season due to the lockout, St. Jacques played all of his games with the Monsters. Playing in 68 games, the most games he played in a season since going pro, St. Jacques had two goals and 12 assists while posting a strong +24 rating. One of St. Jacques better seasons coincidentally resulted in his team making the playoffs for the first time since he was part of the 2002 Philadelphia Phantoms' playoff run. After the Monsters beat the Hartford Wolf Pack, now the Connecticut Whale, in six games, they'd bow out in five games to the Providence Bruins. During the 11-game run, St. Jacques took part in each game recording one goal and four assists.
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start the following season, St. Jacques was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks' organization for Craig Adams. Playing in one game for the Mighty Ducks and 60 for their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, St. Jacques set professional career highs in goals (7), assists (19), and points (26). One of those goals came in his lone game for the Mighty Ducks. Not only did the goal ruin a Manny Fernandez shutout with just 14 seconds left, it was the last goal in the NHL for St. Jacques.
Returning to the playoffs for a second straight year, St. Jacques' best season kept getting better with his postseason performance. As the Pirates were knocked out one game short of the AHL Finals by the eventual Calder Cup Champion Hersey Bears, St. Jacques played in 14 of their 19 games scoring three goals and posting four assists.
Three months into the next season, St. Jacques was traded for the second time in as many seasons. Along with PA Parenteau, St. Jacques was shipped to the Chicago Blackhawks for Sebastien Caron, Matt Keith, and Chris Durno.
"St. Jacques is a well-rounded defenseman who is an above average skater with offensive ability," Blackhawks' Director of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman told the Blackhawks' website. "He has an edge to his game and he gives us a veteran who has NHL experience."
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St. Jacques never played for the Blackhawks, but did play in 37 games for their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. He'd have four goals and eight assists along with two assists in six playoff games before being released in July 2007.
For the start of the 2007-2008 regular season, St. Jacques signed with the Syracuse Crunch as he failed to make the Toronto Maple Leafs' roster after an invitation to training camp. After eight assists in 13 games for the Crunch, St. Jacques was traded back to the Ducks' organization along with Geoff Platt in exchange for Aaron Rome and Clay Wilson. He'd post 20 points in 48 games for the club before the beginning of the postseason. In his final six games to date in North America, St. Jacques had three assists while the Pirates fell one game short of the Calder Cup Finals for the second time in three years.
Moving away from the NHL and AHL, St. Jacques has spent the last few seasons with ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL. In 2008-2009, his first season with ERC Ingolstadt, St. Jacques posted a professional career high nine goals in 41 games while assisting on 16 goals. Unfortunately for St. Jacques, this season was the only one of the three to date that ERC Ingolstadt hasn't made it to the postseason while he has been on the roster.
Playing in five more games the next season, and with the accompaniment of new teammate Pat Kavanagh, St. Jacques tied his career high with nine goals and had just one less assist for 24 points during the regular season. Despite his slight decrease in performance, St. Jacques experienced the DEL playoffs for the first time in his career. As ERC Ingolstadt lost in the semifinals, St. Jacques played in four games notching an assist.
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This past season, St. Jacques was joined by Jared Ross and Colin Forbes as ERC Ingolstadt won 28 of 52 games. St. Jacques played in every game scoring five goals and registering eight assists.
His time with the Flyers was brief, but considering he's been on nine different teams in three different leagues over the last 12 years St. Jacques' time most places hasn't been too long. In fact, St. Jacques will be playing on his tenth different team next season as he joins the Straubing Tigers. If St. Jacques performs well in Straubing he has the possiblity to be rememberd as a solid player in the DEL.
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Considering Sean Burke went 6-5-2 in 15 starts before leaving in the off-season, and Ben Eager only had nine goals in 113 games for the Flyers, Branko Radivojevic was Philly's biggest gain in their 2004 trade with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Shipping Mike Comrie to the desert, the Flyers received the trio of Burke, Eager, and Radivojevic in return. Burke didn't play in the 2004 postseason while Eager decided to save his scoring in the playoffs until he was in Chicago. Radivojevic, on the other hand, played in every game during the Flyers' 2004 playoff run serving as a crucial bottom-six forward. Since leaving Philly, let's take a look at what Radivojevic has done with his career.
Coming over to Philly in the latter part of the 2003-2004 regular season, Radivojevic played in 24 games while scoring a goal and posting 8 assists.
Less than a month after being traded to Philadelphia, Radivojevic took part in one of the biggest brawls in recent memory. On March 5, the Ottawa Senators and Flyers totaled 419 penalty minutes including the 25 alotted to Radivojevic. His role in the brawl took place during Robert Esche's and Patrick Lalime's goalie scuffle. While the goalies tangled, Radivojevic held his own against Ottawa center Shaun Van Allen (fast forward to 1:33).
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Falling one win short of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers ended up playing in 18 games during the 2004 NHL playoffs. Radivojevic had a goal and an assist in those 18 games, both of which came in the second period of Philly's 7-2 thumping of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After assisting on Keith Primeau's goal 44 seconds into the middle stanza, Primeau returned the favor along with Danny Markov to set up Radivojevic 3:10 later to give Philly a 5-1 lead (fast forward to 1:19 for assist and goal).
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Radivojevic went scoreless for the remaining eight games in the postseason and played in Europe during the lockout. Playing for two different teams Radivojevic scored 13 goals and assisted on 16 others for 29 points in 45 games splitting time between the Czech Extraliga and the Swedish Elite League.
Playing alongside Roman Cechmanek and Radovan Somik with HC Vsetin in the Czech Extraliga, Radivojevic had seven goals and 11 assists in 31 games. Playing alongside Manny Fernandez, Niclas Wallin, Mattias Ohlund, and Mikael Renberg with HF Lulea in the SEL, Radivojevic had six goals and five assists in 10 regular season games. In the playoffs, Radivojevic had 44 PIM in four games for HF Lulea.
After the lockout, Radivojevic returned to the Flyers for one more season in 2005-2006. Missing games due to being scratched and an ankle injury in late February, Radivojevic played in 64 games during the regular season posting eight goals and six assists. Among his highlights were a two-goal, three-point game against the Thrashers in November and the game-winning goal in the Flyers' 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on December 10th after scoring with just 53 seconds left.
Unfortunately for the Flyers, their 2006 playoff lasted all of six games before bowing out to the Sabres in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Playing in five of the six games, Radivojevic's lone point was a goal that turned out to be the Flyers' final of the season as they lost to the Sabres 7-1 in Game 6. The goal was Radivojevic's last in a Flyers' uniform and his terminal tally in the NHL playoffs.
In July of 2006, Radivojevic left the Flyers to sign with the Minnesota Wild. In his first season with the Wild, Radivojevic played in all 82 regular-season games and posted 24 points, his most in a season since he had 32 splitting time between Phoenix and Philly in the 03-04 season. Eleven of those 24 points were goals, with three of those being game-winners.
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Despite Radivojevic's personal success, the Wild's experience in the 2007 playoffs didn't last long losing to the eventual Cup-winning Anaheim Ducks in five games during the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Radivojevic played in all five games but failed to record a point.
Returning to the Wild for the 2007-2008 season, Radivojevic had seven less points while playing in nine less games. Missing games due to a sore neck, Radivojevic had seven goals and 10 assists leading up to the 2008 NHL playoffs. Losing in the Western Conference Quarterfinals for the second straight year, the Wild fell to the Colorado Avalanche in six games. Missing Games 3,4, and 5 of the series due to a right knee injury, Radivojevic was held pointless again in two playoff games.
Finishing his NHL career with zero points in his last seven postseason games, Radivojevic decided to take his talents to the KHL. Joining Stefan Ruzicka, Radivojevic signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2008-2009 season. He has played the last three seasons with HC Spartak Moscow. Scoring 17 goals and posting 28 assists, Radivojevic had 45 points in 49 games posting his most points in a season since he was a Belleville Bull in the OHL. As his team made yet another early exit from the playoffs, Radivojevic had two goals and one assist in six games.
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Staying with HC Spartak Moscow, Radivojevic set his professional career highs in assists and points as he had 36 assists and 54 points. His 18 goals tied his professional career high he set with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL in the 2001-2002 season. However, in a freak twist, Radivojevic failed to perform while his team had a respectable playoff run. Although he had five assists in nine games, Radivojevic was held scoreless throughout the playoffs.
Later in the 2009-2010 season, Radivojevic represented his home country of Slovakia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was held pointless in seven games.
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This past season, Radivojevic saw his point totals drop slightly while he witnessed Denis Bodrov and Dominik Hasek become his teammates. In 54 games, Radivojevic had his lowest totals yet in the KHL for goals, assists, and points during the regular season posting seven goals and 23 assists for 30 points. Returning to the common trend in his career of performing in the playoffs while his team falters, Radivojevic had two goals and three assists in four games before his team exited the playoffs.
Radivojevic didn't have an outstanding NHL career has he had 120 points in 393 regular season games and 3 points in 31 playoffs games, but he did serve as a strong role player. Known more for his supporting role in Philly, Radivojevic has definitely made his mark in the KHL.
Playing his entire KHL career with HC Spartak Moscow, Radivojevic ranks among the top of the list in several statistical categories for the club's history. Ranking second in regular season games played (159), second in goals scored (42, Ruzicka has 51), first in assists (86), first in points (128), first in PIM (252), first in plus/minus (24), first in shorthanded goals (4), and third in game-winning goals (6), Radivojevic is the face of the HC Spartak Moscow franchise.
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Alexander Selivanov will be remembered by most NHL fans as a decent winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning back in the mid 1990's. Currently playing for Bietigheim-Bissingen SC of 2.GBun in Germany, Selivanov has experienced being traded twice in his career. One of those two trades was being shipped to Edmonton in exchange for the infamous Alexandre Daigle. His other trade, back on September 6, 1994, was before he even played a game in the NHL. Selivanov was transferred from Philly to Tampa Bay in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. With that pick the Flyers drafted Radovan Somik.
It took seven years for Somik to reach the Flyers' roster. Playing in parts of both the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, Somik played in 113 games here, scoring 12 goals and posting 20 assists. He also had two goals and two assists in 15 playoff games in those seasons.
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Just like everybody else during the lockout, Somik played in Europe. Splitting his time between two teams, Somik posted 24 points in 39 games. His first 31 games came with HC Vsetin, which is now VHK Vsetin of the Czech Second National Hockey League.
In those games, which featured teammates Roman Cechmanek, Branko Radivojevic, Jiri Hudler and Rostislav Klesla, Somik had seven goals and 16 assists. In the latter part of the season, Somik joined Janne Niinimaa, Richard Park, and Frans Nielsen with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League. Only playing eight games there, Somik scored one goal with no assists.
The following season, Somik left Sweden to play with Cherepovets Severstal, a team that is now known as HC Severstal of the Kontinental Hockey League. Somik played two seasons with the club before playing in the Czech National Hockey League. In his first season with Cherepovets Severstal, Somik had five goals and 16 assists in 37 games adding a goal and an assist in four playoff games. Posting similar numbers in his second season with the club, Somik had six goals and 18 assists in 53 games with a goal in five playoff games.
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For the start of the 2007-2008 season, Somik joined HC Pardubice. Currently with the team, Somik saw his lowest point total with HC Pardubice in a season in 2007-2008. Posting just 10 goals and seven assists, in 49 games, Somik didn't participate in the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-2005 season.
The following year Somik redeemed himself, posting his second best season stat- wise with 27 points. However, the scoring touch he regained didn't show up in the postseason as he went pointless in seven games while his team lost in the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for Somik, this is the last time he's skated beyond the regular season to date.
Playing in 49 games for the 2009-2010 season, Somik achieved career highs in assists and points while tying his career high in goals. With 15 goals and 18 assists, Somik had 33 points -- beating his previous career high of 28 with HC Zlin ZPS back in 2001-2002.
This past year Somik kept up his scoring ways, setting a career high in goals with 16. With the addition of 15 assists, Somik had 31 points breaking the 30-point mark for the second season in a row.
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Just finishing his 10th professional season, it seems as though Somik has seemed to become more of a scorer than a third line type, which is what he was when he played in Philly. The numbers aren't that amazing, but he most certainly has evolved offensively from his time with the Flyers before the lockout. It wouldn't be out of the question to see Somik one day reach the 40-point plateau. He wasn't a Flyer for long, but with his help the Flyers were able to come within one win of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2004.
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Eric Lindros, at one time, was the face of the Flyers' franchise. Unfortunately, health issues in addition to an ugly dispute with GM Bob Clarke led to a big trade in August, 2001, shipping Lindros to the division rival New York Rangers. Since Lindros meant so much to this organization, and since other teams in the league were aware of his capabilities, the Flyers had the opportunity to land key players who may one day become the new face of the franchise.
In exchange for Lindros, the Flyers received Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson, and Pavel Brendl as well as a 3rd round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry draft, who ended up being Stefan Ruzicka. Johnsson turned out to be the best pick up in the trade scoring 158 points in four seasons with the team. Hlavac and Ruzicka didn't help out the team much as both combined for 86 games in a Flyers' uniform for a grand total of 27 points. Brendl didn't pan out amazingly either as he had 13 points in 52 games while playing two seasons in Philly. Since his time in Philly, Brendl has played on 11 different teams in seven different leagues. Let's look at what Brendl has done in his career after Philly.
Brendl was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in February of 2003. Along with Bruno St. Jacques, Brendl was shipped to the Southeast Division for the beloved Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast.
"His history over the years is he has scored a lot of goals at the level he's gone through," Hurricanes' general manager Jim Rutherford told SI.com after acquiring Brendl. " He has a very good shot and at some point should be able to score in this league."
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Brendl wasn't given much opportunity to prove Rutherford right in the latter part of the 2002-03 season as he only had one assist in eight games with his new club.
In the following season, Brendl split his time between the Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate the Lowell Lock Monsters. While joining the likes of Rod Brind'Amour, Justin Williams, Danny Markov, Jesse Boulerice, and Jamie Storr, Brendl had eight points in 18 games scoring five goals, the amount he scored in 42 games for the Flyers in the prior year. Playing alongside Sean Curry with the Monsters, Brendl averaged a point per game posting 33 points in 33 games.
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Unfortunately for Brendl, the league had a lockout the following year preventing any chance he had to prove himself in the NHL. Playing in only six games for the entire 2004-2005 season, Brendl had three goals in six games for two different teams. Brendl scored all of his goals in four games for HC Thurgau of the Swiss-B league, a team Marc Savard played for in the same season. His other two pointless games were for HC Trinec Ocelari of the Hockey Czech Republic, a team that also saw Radek Bonk, Michal Rozsival, and Vaclav Pletka play for them in the same season.
As the NHL returned to action Brendl found his way back to the states and back to the AHL. As if not playing for the Hurricanes at all in the 2005-2006 season wasn't enough of a blow, Brendl was traded three days after Christmas. In exchange for a former Phantom, Brendl was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes for Krys Kolanos. Brendl would score 13 goals in 38 games for the San Antonio Rampage (Phoenix's AHL affiliate) and was held scoreless in his two games with the Coyotes. These two games turned out to be Brendl's last two games in the NHL.
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Following the 05-06 season, Brendl ended up playing the next two years in the Swedish Elite League. Playing for Mora IK in 2006-2007, Brendl posted his best professional season to date as he had 34 goals and 23 assists in 57 games.
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Leaving Mora IK, Brendl moved to Brynas IF for the 2007-2008 season. In the same number of games, Brendl fell just short of his previous year's mark as he posted 55 points. He set his professional career high in assists with 24.
Shortly after playing for Brynas IF, Brendl left the Swedish Elite League altogether to play for the KHL. For two seasons, Brendl played for the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo. In his first season with the team, Brendl scored a professional-high 35 goals in 56 games. In the following season Brendl played in five less games while scoring 27 goals and assisting on 10 more.
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Switching to his fifth league within six years, Brendl moved to Kalevan Pallo of the SM-Liiga. Playing in his least amount of games for a season since the lockout year, Brendl almost averaged a point per game in a season for the first time in his career posting seven goals and eight assists in 16 games.
Returning to the KHL, Brendl played for Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik this past season. Scoring nine goals, Brendl had 10 points in 24 games playing alongside the long lost Scott Munroe.
To say Brendl was a bust would be an understatement.
Considering he was picked fourth overall in the 1999 NHL draft, Brendl's dominance of European leagues isn't that impressive. He only played in 80 NHL games scoring 22 points and going pointless in every NHL playoff game he's played. The most depressing part is the Flyers don't have anybody to show for their 2001 trade that shipped their former captain to New York.