|Born||September 13, 1988 |
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
Brandon DeFazio (born on September 13, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Prior to turning professional, Brandon attended Clarkson University where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey with the Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey team.
After graduating from his senior year with Clarkson, he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate teams, the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to end the 2010–11 season.
Brandon was signed by Wilkes-Barre to a one-year AHL contract and was also given a try-out and attended Pittsburgh's NHL training camp for the 2011–12 season.
On July 2, 2012, Brandon signed as a free agent to a one-year, two way contract with the New York Islanders.
A year later, though, he left the Islanders organization as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 12, 2013.
In the 2014–15 season, Brandon scored his first NHL recall by the Canucks on November 9, 2014. He made his long awaited NHL debut that night in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
He played in his second career game on November 11, 2014 against the Ottawa Senators, where he collected the first shot of his career while playing 5 minutes and 49 seconds.
On July 6, 2015, having left the Canucks as a free agent, Brandon returned to the Eastern Conference in signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins. In the off-season, he left the Bruins organization as a free agent.
On July 25, 2016, he was signed to a one-year contract to continue in the AHL with the Texas Stars.
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||69||11||14||25||139||—||—||—||—||—|
Brandon's father Dean DeFazio also played professional hockey within the Penguins organization.