#3 T.J. Brennan
BORN: Apr. 3, 1989
HOME TOWN: Willingboro, New Jersey
ACQUIRED: Buffalo's 2nd round choice (31st overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft


Buffalo Sabres’ second-round selection (31st overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo on July 17, 2012.

: Appeared in 11 games with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), scoring one goal and recording six PIM over five different recalls to the big club… Set a new pro career-high with 16 goals and finished the regular season tied for first among AHL defensemen… Was Rochester’s top scoring defenseman with 30 points in 52 games with the Amerks… Led the Amerks with 15 power-play points (7+8) and ranked second on the team with seven power-play tallies… Ranked second on the team and first among blueliners with 150 shots on goal… Notched a pair of goals in three postseason appearances and had a team-best 11 shots on goal during the 2012 Playoffs… Finished tied with fellow blueliner Alex Biega for first among team rearguards in playoff scoring with two points and was one of just three Amerks to score a pair of markers… Ranked first among league defensemen with an 18.2 shooting percentage in the playoffs… Scored a goal in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Skated in his 200th pro game at Lake Erie on 4/14… Was +3 in a 5-1 win over Syracuse on 4/13… Set a new career-high with his 16th goal of the season against Grand Rapids on 4/10… Tallied a pair of goals against Lake Erie on 2/25 to earn first star honors… Collected two points (1+1) and was +1 at Hershey on 1/08… Had a seven-game point streak (3+5) from 12/11 to 12/30… Had a game-high seven shots against Hamilton on 12/30… Netted the game-winning shootout goal in a 4-3 win at Oklahoma City on 12/28… Scored a goal and was +2 at Houston on 12/18… Made his return to the lineup at Adirondack on 12/10… Missed four games (12/02-12/09) with an injury… Made his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins on 11/23, scoring his first career NHL goal against Tim Thomas midway through the second period to become the first Buffalo Sabres defenseman to score in his first NHL game since Buffalo Head Coach Lindy Ruff did so back on Oct. 11, 1979… Skated alongside former Amerk Marc-Andre Gragnani and logged 13:07 of ice time, four hits, two blocked shots and a +1 rating in Buffalo’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins… Received his first career NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 11/17… Notched two points (1+1) and a game-high six shots against Syracuse on 11/16 to earn first star honors… Scored his first goal as an Amerk at Lake Erie in 10/14…Made his Amerks debut at Hamilton on 10/08 and collected his first point as an Amerk with an assist

His second pro season with the Portland Pirates (AHL)… Assisted on one goal in four playoff appearances… Earned pro career-highs in assists (24), points (39) and games played (75) … Finished second in scoring among team rearguards and 19th among AHL defensemen… Five of his 15 goals came on the power-play, the most among team blueliners… Earned a career-long five-game point streak (2+3) from 3/18-3/25… Scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games on 3/01 vs. Worcester and 3/05 vs. Bridgeport… Notched his 50th career AHL point with a goal at Manchester on 2/19… Passed rookie total with 24th point of the season on an assist at Providence on 2/18… Racked up six points (3+3) during a three-game goal scoring streak from 2/06-2/13… Passed rookie total with seventh goal of the season in part of his second career three-point game (1+2) at Manchester on 2/11… Netted a power-play goal in his 100th career AHL game vs. Worcester on 1/15… Scored the first game-winning goal of his career at Bridgeport on 1/05… Registered two assists and was named third star of the game at Providence on 12/10… 2009-10: Finished rookie campaign ranked third among Portland (AHL) defensemen with 23 points (6+17) in 65 games… Recorded his first career three-assist game at Rochester on 2/20… Scored his first career AHL goal vs. Lowell on 1/12… Registered his first AHL point with an assist as part of a two-assist game vs. Hartford on 10/16… Appeared in his first AHL game at Albany on 10/09… 2008-09: Signed a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on April 18, 2009… Accounted for 12 points (4+8) and 34 PIM in 10 QMJHL playoff games for Montreal, good enough for second in both categories… Placed third on the Montreal Juniors and first among team defensemen with 34 points (5+29) in 59 contests… 2007-08: Posted his second consecutive 41-point season and led St. John’s (QMJHL) defensemen in scoring for second straight year… Scored a team-high nine power-play markers… Selected as the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Week for a second time in the season for period ending 1/28/08 after recording a goal and four assists and a plus-2 rating in four games… Selected as the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Week for period ending 11/12/07 after scoring a goal and four assists and a plus-2 rating in two games… 2006-07: Finished rookie season in St. John’s fifth overall in scoring while pacing Fog Devils’ blueliners in scoring… Selected as the Raymond-Lagacé Trophy winner as the QMJHL’s best rookie blueliner… Led all QMJHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 41 points in 68 games… Named the QMJHL Rookie of the Month for February after collecting seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 11 games



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