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Brian Rolston

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: February 21, 1973 in Flint, Michigan
Draft: New Jersey, 1st round (11th overall), 1991 NHL Entry

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Apr 20, 2014 7:25 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
1994-95 21 NJD NHL 40 7 11 18 7 5 17 5 2 0 3 10 1 0 92 7.6 0 0:00
1995-96 22 NJD NHL 58 13 11 24 10 9 8 9 3 1 4 7 4 0 139 9.4 0 0:00
1996-97 23 NJD NHL 81 18 27 45 17 6 20 14 2 2 3 20 7 0 237 7.6 0 0:00
1997-98 24 NJD NHL 76 16 14 30 12 7 16 14 0 2 1 11 3 0 185 8.6 0 0:00
1998-99 25 NJD NHL 82 24 33 57 22 11 14 14 5 5 3 24 9 0 210 11.4 1543 19:49 AS-10,Selke-10
1999-00 26 TOT NHL 77 16 15 31 13 -12 18 11 5 0 6 10 5 0 206 7.8 1381 18:56
1999-00 26 NJD NHL 11 3 1 4 2 -2 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 33 9.1 211 19:09
1999-00 26 COL NHL 50 8 10 18 7 -6 12 7 1 0 3 7 3 0 107 7.5 815 16:18
1999-00 26 BOS NHL 16 5 4 9 4 -4 6 2 3 0 1 3 1 0 66 7.6 355 22:13
2000-01 27 BOS NHL 77 19 39 58 21 6 28 14 5 0 4 17 18 4 286 6.6 1488 19:19
2001-02 28 BOS NHL 82 31 31 62 26 11 30 16 6 9 7 19 11 1 331 9.4 1673 20:24 Selke-5
2002-03 29 BOS NHL 81 27 32 59 23 1 32 16 6 5 5 15 15 2 281 9.6 1657 20:28 Byng-38,Selke-10
2003-04 30 BOS NHL 82 19 29 48 18 9 40 14 3 2 3 16 12 1 257 7.4 1609 20:38 Selke-14
2005-06 32 MIN NHL 82 34 45 79 30 14 50 14 15 5 7 28 17 0 293 11.6 1669 20:21 Selke-10
2006-07 33 MIN NHL 78 31 33 64 26 6 46 17 13 1 6 11 21 1 305 10.2 1659 21:16 Selke-16
2007-08 34 MIN NHL 81 31 28 59 24 -1 53 19 11 1 8 11 17 0 289 10.7 1626 20:04 Byng-55
2008-09 35 NJD NHL 64 15 17 32 12 2 30 7 8 0 3 9 8 0 174 8.6 967 15:06
2009-10 36 NJD NHL 80 20 17 37 15 2 22 13 7 0 3 11 6 0 232 8.6 1354 17:56
2010-11 37 NJD NHL 65 14 20 34 13 -6 34 8 6 0 4 14 5 1 168 8.3 1144 18:36
2011-12 38 TOT NHL 70 7 17 24 8 -5 14 6 1 0 2 14 3 0 151 4.6 1000 14:17
2011-12 38 NYI NHL 49 4 5 9 3 -12 6 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 112 3.6 694 14:10
2011-12 38 BOS NHL 21 3 12 15 5 7 8 2 1 0 1 10 2 0 39 7.7 306 15:33
9 yrs NJD NHL 557 130 151 281 111 34 161 86 34 10 26 106 44 1 1470 8.8 5219 17:16
6 yrs BOS NHL 359 104 147 251 97 30 144 64 24 16 21 80 59 8 1260 8.3 7088 20:44
3 yrs MIN NHL 241 96 106 202 80 19 149 50 39 7 21 50 55 1 887 10.8 4954 21:33
1 yr COL NHL 50 8 10 18 7 -6 12 7 1 0 3 7 3 0 107 7.5 815 16:17
1 yr NYI NHL 49 4 5 9 3 -12 6 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 112 3.6 694 14:09
Career NHL 1256 342 419 761 298 65 472 211 98 33 72 247 162 10 3836 8.9 18770 19:45

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
1994-95 21 NJD NHL 40 0.18 0.28 0.45 0.17 0.43 2.30 12 19 31 12 28 5 18 0 5 0.7 0.7 1.4
1995-96 22 NJD NHL 58 0.22 0.19 0.41 0.18 0.14 2.40 12 11 23 10 40 10 29 8 9 1.0 1.3 2.3
1996-97 23 NJD NHL 81 0.22 0.33 0.56 0.21 0.25 2.93 19 28 47 18 64 14 50 6 6 2.7 1.4 4.1
1997-98 24 NJD NHL 76 0.21 0.18 0.39 0.16 0.21 2.43 18 16 34 14 48 7 49 15 7 1.8 1.4 3.2
1998-99 25 NJD NHL 82 0.29 0.40 0.70 0.26 0.17 2.56 27 37 64 25 76 21 70 26 11 4.2 1.9 6.1 AS-10,Selke-10
1999-00 26 TOT NHL 77 0.21 0.19 0.40 0.17 0.23 2.68 17 16 33 14 48 17 52 9 -12 1.1 1.1 2.1
1999-00 26 NJD NHL 11 0.27 0.09 0.36 0.17 0.00 3.00 3 1 4 2 8 3 8 1 -2 0.1 0.1 0.3
1999-00 26 COL NHL 50 0.16 0.20 0.36 0.14 0.24 2.14 9 11 20 8 25 7 28 4 -6 0.4 0.7 1.1
1999-00 26 BOS NHL 16 0.31 0.25 0.56 0.24 0.38 4.13 5 4 9 4 15 7 16 4 -4 0.5 0.3 0.7
2000-01 27 BOS NHL 77 0.25 0.51 0.75 0.27 0.36 3.71 21 42 63 23 90 41 54 11 6 3.8 1.9 5.6
2001-02 28 BOS NHL 82 0.38 0.38 0.76 0.31 0.37 4.04 36 35 71 29 89 28 79 29 11 5.6 2.0 7.6 Selke-5
2002-03 29 BOS NHL 81 0.33 0.40 0.73 0.29 0.40 3.47 31 35 66 26 91 40 90 40 1 4.7 1.5 6.2 Byng-38,Selke-10
2003-04 30 BOS NHL 82 0.23 0.35 0.59 0.22 0.49 3.13 22 33 55 21 72 22 67 26 9 3.2 2.0 5.2 Selke-14
2005-06 32 MIN NHL 82 0.41 0.55 0.96 0.37 0.61 3.57 34 43 77 30 110 48 64 16 14 6.3 3.0 9.4 Selke-10
2006-07 33 MIN NHL 78 0.40 0.42 0.82 0.33 0.59 3.91 32 33 65 26 88 49 48 15 6 5.0 2.6 7.6 Selke-16
2007-08 34 MIN NHL 81 0.38 0.35 0.73 0.29 0.65 3.57 34 30 64 27 86 41 62 16 -1 5.0 1.9 6.9 Byng-55
2008-09 35 NJD NHL 64 0.23 0.27 0.50 0.19 0.47 2.72 16 17 33 13 56 24 30 0 2 2.1 1.1 3.2
2009-10 36 NJD NHL 80 0.25 0.21 0.46 0.19 0.28 2.90 22 18 40 17 59 20 44 7 2 2.3 1.9 4.2
2010-11 37 NJD NHL 65 0.22 0.31 0.52 0.20 0.52 2.58 15 21 36 14 44 13 41 4 -6 2.0 1.6 3.7
2011-12 38 TOT NHL 70 0.10 0.24 0.34 0.12 0.20 2.16 8 18 26 9 38 9 37 3 -5 0.7 0.9 1.6
2011-12 38 NYI NHL 49 0.08 0.10 0.18 0.07 0.12 2.29 5 5 10 4 20 6 28 2 -12 -0.5 0.4 -0.1
2011-12 38 BOS NHL 21 0.14 0.57 0.71 0.24 0.38 1.86 3 13 16 5 18 3 9 1 7 1.2 0.5 1.7
9 yrs NJD NHL 557 0.23 0.27 0.50 0.20 0.29 2.64 144 168 312 124 423 117 339 67 34 16.9 11.5 28.4
6 yrs BOS NHL 359 0.29 0.41 0.70 0.27 0.40 3.51 118 162 280 109 375 141 315 111 30 18.9 8.2 27.1
3 yrs MIN NHL 241 0.40 0.44 0.84 0.33 0.62 3.68 100 106 206 83 284 138 174 47 19 16.4 7.5 23.9
1 yr COL NHL 50 0.16 0.20 0.36 0.14 0.24 2.14 9 11 20 8 25 7 28 4 -6 0.4 0.7 1.1
1 yr NYI NHL 49 0.08 0.10 0.18 0.07 0.12 2.29 5 5 10 4 20 6 28 2 -12 -0.5 0.4 -0.1
Career NHL 1256 0.27 0.33 0.61 0.24 0.38 3.05 376 452 828 328 1127 409 884 231 65 52.1 28.3 80.4

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
1994-95 21 NJD NHL SC 6 2 1 3 1 6 4 1 1 0 0 12 16.7
1996-97 23 NJD NHL 10 4 1 5 2 0 6 1 1 2 0 45 8.9
1997-98 24 NJD NHL 6 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 14 7.1
1998-99 25 NJD NHL 7 1 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 1 0 15 6.7 123 18:36
2001-02 28 BOS NHL 6 4 1 5 2 -1 0 2 1 1 0 33 12.1 124 21:37
2002-03 29 BOS NHL 5 0 2 2 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 93 19:39
2003-04 30 BOS NHL 7 1 0 1 1 -5 8 1 0 0 0 14 7.1 116 17:33
2006-07 33 MIN NHL 5 1 1 2 1 -2 4 1 0 0 0 23 4.3 102 20:25
2007-08 34 MIN NHL 6 2 4 6 2 4 8 1 0 1 0 31 6.5 135 22:27
2008-09 35 NJD NHL 7 1 1 2 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 18 5.6 99 14:09
2009-10 36 NJD NHL 5 2 1 3 1 -1 0 0 2 0 0 12 16.7 74 15:48
2011-12 38 BOS NHL 7 1 2 3 1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 17 5.9 104 15:49
Career NHL 1 77 20 14 34 15 1 38 8 6 6 0 240 8.3 970 18:37

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
1989-90 16 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 40 36 37 73 0 57 36 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 17 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 36 49 46 95 0 14 49 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 17 United States WJC-A 8 1 5 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 18 Lake Superior State CCHA 37 14 23 37 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 18 United States WJC-A 7 3 3 6 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 19 Lake Superior State CCHA 39 33 31 64 0 20 33 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 19 United States WJC-A 7 6 2 8 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 United States Nat-Tm 41 20 28 48 0 36 20 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 United States Olympics 8 7 0 7 0 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 Albany River Rats AHL 17 5 5 10 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 21 Albany River Rats AHL 18 9 11 20 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 22 United States WC-A 8 3 4 7 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 23 United States W-Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2001-02 28 United States Olympics 6 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 31 United States W-Cup 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2005-06 32 United States Olympics 6 3 1 4 -1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons AHL 35 14 16 30 0 18 14 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons CCHA 76 47 54 101 0 34 47 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons NAHL 76 85 83 168 0 71 85 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 41 20 28 48 0 36 20 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 20 10 4 14 2 12 7 3 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons W-Cup 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season WC-A 8 3 4 7 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WJC-A 22 10 10 20 0 4 10 0 0 0 0 0

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
1993-94 20 Albany River Rats AHL 5 1 2 3 0
Career 1 Season AHL 5 1 2 3 0
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1994 USA 7 0 8
2 2002 USA 3 0 3 15
3 2006 USA 3 1 -1 4 19 7
Car 13 1 -1 15 19 22

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 17 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Brian Rolston 9.4 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.2 6.1 5.6 5.2 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.2 3.2 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.4
Steve Thomas 92.8 8.3 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.8 -0.5
Stephane Richer 92.8 9.6 7.9 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.3 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.4 0.0
Milt Schmidt 92.5 7.5 7.0 6.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.6 1.0 0.8
John MacLean 92.4 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.2 6.1 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.4 1.6 0.3 -0.5
Brian Bellows 92.3 9.5 7.4 7.0 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.8 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 2.0 1.2 1.0
Rick Tocchet 92.1 10.2 7.9 7.5 7.0 6.2 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.0 2.6 1.8 1.7
Cory Stillman 92.0 9.7 7.5 6.8 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 -0.1
Tomas Sandstrom 91.8 9.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.4 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0 -0.2
Ray Ferraro 91.6 7.8 7.7 6.7 5.6 5.5 4.9 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.3 2.9 1.8 1.7 0.7
Andrew Brunette 89.7 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
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 Rolston 9.4 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.2 6.1 5.6 5.2 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.2 3.2 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.4
Stephane Richer 92.8 9.6 7.9 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 3.3 3.3 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.4 0.0
John MacLean 92.6 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.2 6.1 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.4 1.6 0.5 0.3 -0.5
Milt Schmidt 92.5 7.5 7.0 6.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.6 2.6 1.0 0.8
Brian Bellows 92.3 9.5 7.4 7.0 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.8 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 2.0 1.2 1.0
Cory Stillman 92.0 9.7 7.5 6.8 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 -0.1
Rick Tocchet 92.0 10.2 7.9 7.5 7.0 6.2 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.0 2.6 1.8 1.7 -0.1
Ray Ferraro 92.0 7.8 7.7 6.7 5.6 5.5 4.9 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.7 0.7
Steve Thomas 91.8 8.3 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.7 -0.5
Tomas Sandstrom 91.8 9.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.4 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.0 -0.2
Andrew Brunette 89.7 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 3, 1999: Traded to Colorado by New Jersey with New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Martin Samuelsson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Claude Lemieux and Colorado's 1st (David Hale) and 2nd (Matt DeMarchi) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, November 3, 1999.

March 6, 2000: Traded to Boston by Colorado with Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Martin Samuelsson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Raymond Bourque and Dave Andreychuk, March 6, 2000.

July 8, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 8, 2004.

June 29, 2008: Traded to Tampa Bay by Minnesota for Dallas' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Edmonton - Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 29, 2008.

July 1, 2008: Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2008.

July 28, 2011: Traded to NY Islanders by New Jersey for Trent Hunter, July 28, 2011.

February 27, 2012: Traded to Boston by NY Islanders with Mike Mottau for Marc Cantin and Yannick Riendeau, February 27, 2012.

April 30, 2013: Officially annnounced his retirement, April 30, 2013.

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