Pavel Brendl (born March 23,
1981) is a Czech professional
ice hockey player currently playing for
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of
the Kontinental Hockey
Brendl was a highly-rated junior star with the Calgary Hitmen
of the Western Hockey League
numerous awards and making the all-star team of the 1999 Memorial Cup
. This led to him being
drafted fourth overall in the 1999
NHL Entry Draft
by the New York
. However, Brendl's talent never translated to stardom
at the NHL
level, where he
managed only 22 points in 78 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers
and Carolina Hurricanes
. He played the
2005-06 season for the Phoenix
in the NHL and the San
of the American Hockey League
In 2006, Brendl joined the Swedish Elitserien
team Mora IK
for which he scored most goals in Elitserien during the regular
season. After one season with the team he signed a three-year
contract with Brynäs IF
, also in
Elitserien. Brynäs regards the signing of Brendl as one of the
club's biggest and most spectacular signings in the recent history
of the club. In June, 2008, Brendl signed with the Russian team
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
the Kontinental Hockey League. In the inaugural season of the KHL,
Brendl led the league in scoring with 35 goals (with another Czech
forward Jan Marek
- Awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy
(WHL Top Scorer) in 1999.
- Awarded the Jim Piggott
Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) in 1999.
- Awarded the WHL Plus-Minus
Award (Top plus-minus) in 1999.
- Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team in 1999.
- Named to the CHL First All-Star Team in 1999.
- Named to the CHL Third All-Star Team in 2000.
- Gold medal at the World Junior
Championships in 2001.
- Named to the World Junior Championships All-Star Team in
- World Junior Championships' Best Forward in 2001.
- Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for goals in a season
- Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for points in a season
- Elitserien record for most goals in season 2006-07 (34)
- Elitserien record for most points by a foreigner in season
Played for Czech