|Born||November 26, 1996 |
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft||37th overall, 2015|
He was selected by the Bruins 37th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2013, Brandon joined the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. During the 2014–15 WHL season he was rewarded for his outstanding play when he was selected to take part in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. He was rated as a top prospect, projected as a possible first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Brandon was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (37th overall) of the draft, using the Philadelphia Flyers' pick that was sent first to the New York Islanders and then to Boston as part of the Johnny Boychuk trade.
On September 25, 2015, Brandon was signed by the Bruins to a three-year, entry-level contract. At the end of the 2015–16 WHL season and completing his junior career, he joined the Providence Bruins, the affiliate of the Boston Bruins, making his professional debut.
Having made the Boston Bruins opening night roster for the 2016–17 season, on October 13, 2016, Brandon made his NHL debut in the Bruins in the season-opening game and got his first NHL point with an assist against the Columbus Blue Jackets. His first goal came four days later on October 17, 2016, in a win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Regular season and playoffs
At the age of 16, Brandon was a member of the silver medal winning Team USA at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and as an 18-year-old, he competed with the United States' U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.
- Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal (2013)
- IIHF World U20 Championship (Team USA) (2015)
- CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (2015)