Friday, December 14, 2018
Born in Ottawa, Ontario and raised in Campbell River, British Columbia, Rod Brind’Amour was drafted ninth overall by the St. Louis Blues.
Brind’Amour, who now has a rink named after him in Campbell River, became known for his intense work in the weight room during his time playing for Michigan State University. Brind’Amour played 1,484 National Hockey League (NHL) games, and netted 1,184 points. He won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, and also has two (2) Frank J. Selke trophies for the league’s best defensive forward.
Brind’Amour added international success winning a World Championship gold medal with Canada in 1994. Rod Brind’Amour was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, and is currently an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes.