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Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
219 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
Nashville Predators
Bracknell Bees
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 20 1975 (1975-02-20) (age 34),
Humboldt, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1993
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1995 – present


Brendan Witt (born February 20, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Witt served as co-captain of the Washington Capitals during the 2001–02 NHL season, along with Steve Konowalchuk. Witt lost his share of the captaincy, when in a player vote (before the 2002–03 NHL season), the Capitals chose Konowalchuk as sole captain. After Konowalchuk's trade to the Avalanche (October 2003), the captaincy remained vacant (until Jeff Halpern was appointed in September 2005).

In August 2005, Witt requested a trade to the Capitals management to a team with a better chance of winning Stanley Cup. But on August 15, 2005, he re-signed with Washington.

Witt is best known for his tough defensive style; in the 2000–01 NHL season, he led the league with 322 hits.

Witt's request for a trade was granted by the Capitals on March 9, 2006, when he was shipped to the Nashville Predators for former Capital Kris Beech and a first-round draft pick. Prior to the trade, he had been with the Capitals organization since being drafted in 1993.

On July 3, 2006, Witt signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders.

Witt wears number 32 with the Islanders. In Washington, he wore number 19.

On July 8, 2008, Witt signed a 2 year, $6 million extension with the New York Islanders, paying $3 million per year.

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Suspension

On February 27, 2009, the NHL suspnded Witt 5 games for an elbow to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Niklas Hagman. On the play, Witt was without a stick and teammate Blake Comeau passed the puck across the ice to him. Unable to catch up to the pass, Witt threw an elbow towards the head of Hagman as he was about to intercept the pass. Hagman suffered a concussion on the play and Witt was given a 5 minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct. The next day he was suspended.

Lockout season

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Witt signed for the English, BNL side, Bracknell Bees. He only played three games for Bracknell before returning home due to a fire at his house. During his three games he scored one goal and got four assists for a total of five points.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 67 3 9 12 212 15 1 1 2 84
1992–93 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 70 2 26 28 239 5 1 2 3 30
1993–94 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 56 8 31 39 235 9 3 8 11 23
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 48 2 3 5 85
1996–97 Portland Pirates AHL 30 2 4 6 56 5 1 0 1 30
1996–97 Washington Capitals NHL 44 3 2 5 88
1997–98 Washington Capitals NHL 64 1 7 8 112 16 1 0 1 14
1998–99 Washington Capitals NHL 54 2 5 7 87
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 77 1 7 8 114 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 72 3 3 6 101 6 2 0 2 12
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 68 3 7 10 78
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 69 2 9 11 106 6 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 72 2 10 12 123
2004–05 Bracknell Bees BNL 3 1 4 5 0
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 58 1 10 11 141
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 17 0 3 3 68 5 0 0 0 12
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 81 1 13 14 131 5 0 1 1 6
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 59 2 5 7 51
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 65 0 9 9 94
NHL totals 848 23 93 116 1379 41 4 1 5 44

References

  • Brendan Witt's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Adam Oates
Washington Capitals captains
2001–02, with
Steve Konowalchuk
Succeeded by
Steve Konowalchuk
Washington Capitals first-round draft picks
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