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Brian Rafalski

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-10 (178 cm) ▪ Weight: 194 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: September 28, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 29, 2014 9:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 26 NJD NHL 75 5 27 32 10 21 28 4 1 0 1 21 6 0 128 3.9 1414 18:51 Calder-11
2000-01 27 NJD NHL 78 9 43 52 16 36 26 3 6 0 1 27 16 0 142 6.3 1691 21:41 AS-9,Byng-42,Norris-9
2001-02 28 NJD NHL 76 7 40 47 15 15 18 5 2 0 4 23 17 0 125 5.6 1682 22:08 AS-9
2002-03 29 NJD NHL 79 3 37 40 12 18 14 1 2 0 0 23 14 0 178 1.7 1829 23:09 Byng-9
2003-04 30 NJD NHL 69 6 30 36 11 6 24 4 2 0 1 13 16 1 130 4.6 1573 22:48 Byng-32
2005-06 32 NJD NHL 82 6 43 49 15 0 36 3 3 0 2 18 24 1 126 4.8 2093 25:32 Norris-11
2006-07 33 NJD NHL 82 8 47 55 16 4 34 4 3 1 4 20 27 0 148 5.4 2090 25:29 AS-15,Byng-43,Norris-14
2007-08 34 DET NHL 73 13 42 55 18 27 34 3 10 0 1 21 21 0 175 7.4 1757 24:04 AS-9,Norris-9
2008-09 35 DET NHL 78 10 49 59 18 17 20 5 5 0 1 26 23 0 141 7.1 1808 23:10 AS-8,Byng-8,Norris-9
2009-10 36 DET NHL 78 8 34 42 13 23 26 3 5 0 1 20 14 0 134 6.0 1890 24:14 AS-12,Byng-17,Norris-12
2010-11 37 DET NHL 63 4 44 48 14 11 22 4 0 0 0 27 17 0 106 3.8 1287 20:25
7 yrs NJD NHL 541 44 267 311 94 100 180 24 19 1 13 145 120 2 977 4.5 12371 22:52
4 yrs DET NHL 292 35 169 204 64 78 102 15 20 0 3 94 75 0 556 6.3 6741 23:05
Career NHL 833 79 436 515 158 178 282 39 39 1 16 239 195 2 1533 5.2 19112 22:56

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1999-00 26 NJD NHL 75 0.07 0.36 0.43 0.13 0.37 1.71 5 29 34 11 91 23 48 1 21 2.3 4.5 6.8 Calder-11
2000-01 27 NJD NHL 78 0.12 0.55 0.67 0.21 0.33 1.82 10 46 56 18 126 39 59 8 36 4.4 5.3 9.7 AS-9,Byng-42,Norris-9
2001-02 28 NJD NHL 76 0.09 0.53 0.62 0.19 0.24 1.64 8 45 53 17 97 30 55 3 15 4.1 5.3 9.4 AS-9
2002-03 29 NJD NHL 79 0.04 0.47 0.51 0.15 0.18 2.25 3 41 44 13 86 23 53 8 18 2.7 6.0 8.7 Byng-9
2003-04 30 NJD NHL 69 0.09 0.43 0.52 0.16 0.35 1.88 7 34 41 13 73 29 57 19 6 2.8 4.4 7.2 Byng-32
2005-06 32 NJD NHL 82 0.07 0.52 0.60 0.18 0.44 1.54 6 41 47 14 114 56 87 29 0 2.9 5.7 8.5 Norris-11
2006-07 33 NJD NHL 82 0.10 0.57 0.67 0.20 0.41 1.80 8 47 55 17 118 52 71 9 4 3.9 6.6 10.4 AS-15,Byng-43,Norris-14
2007-08 34 DET NHL 73 0.18 0.58 0.75 0.25 0.47 2.40 14 45 59 20 119 52 49 9 27 5.4 6.4 11.7 AS-9,Norris-9
2008-09 35 DET NHL 78 0.13 0.63 0.76 0.23 0.26 1.81 11 50 61 20 125 50 70 12 17 5.0 4.4 9.4 AS-8,Byng-8,Norris-9
2009-10 36 DET NHL 78 0.10 0.44 0.54 0.17 0.33 1.72 9 36 45 15 117 41 60 7 23 3.2 6.5 9.7 AS-12,Byng-17,Norris-12
2010-11 37 DET NHL 63 0.06 0.70 0.76 0.22 0.35 1.68 4 47 51 15 100 35 55 1 11 4.1 3.2 7.4
7 yrs NJD NHL 541 0.08 0.49 0.57 0.17 0.33 1.81 47 283 330 103 705 252 430 77 100 23.0 37.8 60.7
4 yrs DET NHL 292 0.12 0.58 0.70 0.22 0.35 1.90 38 178 216 69 461 178 234 29 78 17.7 20.5 38.2
Career NHL 833 0.09 0.52 0.62 0.19 0.34 1.84 85 461 546 172 1166 430 664 106 178 40.7 58.2 98.9

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1999-00 26 NJD NHL SC 23 2 6 8 3 5 8 2 0 0 1 31 6.5 493 21:25
2000-01 27 NJD NHL 25 7 11 18 7 10 7 6 1 0 3 47 14.9 553 22:08
2001-02 28 NJD NHL 6 3 2 5 2 -2 4 0 3 0 0 19 15.8 131 21:45
2002-03 29 NJD NHL SC 23 2 9 11 4 7 8 0 2 0 0 36 5.6 593 25:46
2003-04 30 NJD NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 112 22:22
2005-06 32 NJD NHL 9 1 8 9 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 9 11.1 247 27:26
2006-07 33 NJD NHL 11 2 6 8 3 -1 8 0 2 0 0 11 18.2 252 22:54
2007-08 34 DET NHL SC 22 4 10 14 5 6 12 2 2 0 0 58 6.9 548 24:53
2008-09 35 DET NHL 18 3 9 12 4 11 11 0 3 0 1 24 12.5 404 22:27
2009-10 36 DET NHL 12 3 8 11 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 23 13.0 288 23:58
2010-11 37 DET NHL 11 2 1 3 1 -1 4 0 2 0 1 23 8.7 232 21:04
Career NHL 3 165 29 71 100 34 42 66 12 17 0 6 290 10.0 3851 23:20

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1990-91 17 Madison Capitols USHL 47 12 11 23 28
1991-92 18 University of Wisconsin WCHA 34 3 14 17 34
1991-92 18 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 2
1992-93 19 University of Wisconsin WCHA 32 0 13 13 10
1992-93 19 United States WJC-A 7 0 2 2 2
1993-94 20 University of Wisconsin WCHA 37 6 17 23 26
1994-95 21 University of Wisconsin WCHA 43 11 34 45 48
1994-95 21 United States WC-A 5 0 0 0 2
1995-96 22 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 4 14 18 26
1996-97 23 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 49 11 24 35 26
1997-98 24 HIFK Helsinki Finland 40 13 10 23 20
1998-99 25 HIFK Helsinki Finland 53 19 34 53 18
1998-99 25 HIFK Helsinki EuroHL 6 4 6 10 10
1998-99 25 United States WC-Q 3 0 1 1 0
2001-02 28 United States Olympics 6 1 2 3 4 2 0 1 0 0
2004-05 31 United States W-Cup 4 0 3 3 3 6
2005-06 32 United States Olympics 5 0 2 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0
2009-10 36 United States Olympics 6 4 4 8 7 2 3 1 0 0
Career 1 Season EuroHL 6 4 6 10 10
Career 3 Seasons Finland 142 43 68 111 64
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 17 5 8 13 8 4 3 2 0 0
Career 1 Season Sweden 40 4 14 18 26
Career 1 Season USHL 47 12 11 23 28
Career 1 Season W-Cup 4 0 3 3 3 6
Career 1 Season WC-A 5 0 0 0 2
Career 1 Season WC-Q 3 0 1 1 0
Career 4 Seasons WCHA 146 20 78 98 118
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 0 3 3 4

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1995-96 22 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 9 0 1 1 2
1996-97 23 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 10 6 5 11 4
1997-98 24 HIFK Helsinki Finland 9 5 6 11 0
1998-99 25 HIFK Helsinki Finland 11 5 9 14 4
1998-99 25 HIFK Helsinki EuroHL 4 1 0 1 2
Career 1 Season EuroHL 4 1 0 1 2
Career 3 Seasons Finland 30 16 20 36 8
Career 1 Season Sweden 9 0 1 1 2
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2002 USA 2 2 6 7
2 2006 USA 0 2 -3 0 5 18
3 2010 USA 4 4 7 2 11 6
Car 6 8 4 8 16 31

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 11 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Brian Rafalski 11.7 10.4 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.4 8.7 8.5 7.4 7.2 6.8
Scott Stevens 93.3 10.3 10.0 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 8.3 7.5 7.5 5.9 5.8
Larry Murphy 92.5 11.9 9.7 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 7.7 7.4 7.3 7.1 5.3
Phil Housley 92.3 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.6 8.4 8.0 7.8
Doug Harvey 92.3 9.9 9.7 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.1 7.5 7.2 6.5 5.9 2.8
Gary Suter 92.2 11.1 10.0 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.1 7.1 6.5 5.3 2.4
Sergei Zubov 91.8 12.5 11.0 11.0 10.7 9.9 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.1 5.5 4.1
George Boucher 90.9 8.6 7.9 7.6 7.2 6.7 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 2.7 0.9
Flash Hollett 90.0 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.2 2.5
Chris Chelios 89.1 11.5 11.1 10.2 9.8 9.7 9.0 8.9 6.8 6.0 4.7 0.4
Steve Duchesne 88.8 10.4 9.7 9.0 8.6 8.0 7.0 6.9 6.6 5.7 4.9 4.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Brian Rafalski 11.7 10.4 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.4 8.7 8.5 7.4 7.2 6.8
Flash Hollett 90.9 8.4 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.6 3.2 2.5
Zdeno Chara 89.4 10.9 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.1 7.5 6.5 5.2 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.6
George Boucher 86.9 8.6 7.9 7.6 7.2 6.7 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 3.7 3.4 2.7 1.4 0.9
Dan Boyle 85.8 10.6 10.4 10.2 9.9 9.4 8.5 8.3 8.2 4.9 4.3 2.9 1.9 1.5 0.4
Eric Desjardins 85.8 12.0 10.1 9.3 9.2 8.7 8.2 7.7 7.6 7.1 6.4 5.2 5.0 4.4 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.1
Steve Duchesne 85.3 10.4 9.9 9.7 9.0 8.6 8.0 7.6 7.0 6.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 3.5
Doug Wilson 85.1 10.4 10.0 9.7 9.5 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.7 6.7 4.6 2.7 2.1 1.4
Gary Suter 84.6 11.1 10.0 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.3 8.1 7.1 6.9 6.5 6.5 6.4 5.7 5.3 2.4 0.0
Rob Blake 83.6 12.2 9.8 9.5 9.5 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.4 8.1 7.6 6.4 6.3 6.1 4.6 4.3 3.7 3.2 0.8 0.5 0.1
Pierre Pilote 83.0 10.6 9.6 9.1 8.3 7.5 7.4 6.7 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.0 3.4 1.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 18, 1999: Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, June 18, 1999.

July 1, 2007: Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2007.

May 25, 2011: Officially announced his retirement, May 25, 2011.

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