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Bryan Rust
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Born May 11, 1992 (1992-05-11) (age 27)
Pontiac, Michigan
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 80th overall, 2010
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2014–present

Bryan Rust (born Bryan Peter Rust on May 11, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Bryan played his collegiate career from 2010–14 at the University of Notre Dame where he played a total of 161 games totaling 97 points. He finished his senior year as an alternate captain.

Bryan won a Gold Medal at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships for Team USA and the 2013 CCHA Tournament for Notre Dame. He was selected 80th overall in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Bryan made his AHL debut during the 2013–14 AHL season for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. He made his NHL debut on December 13, 2014 for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets where the Penguins lost to the Blue Jackets in a shootout.

On December 15, 2014, he would score his first NHL goal two nights later against Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bryan would enjoy a breakout year in 2016 due to injuries in the Penguins organization. After recording 8 points in 33 games in the 2015–16 season, he signed a 2-year extension with Pittsburgh, along with fellow players Scott Wilson and Tom Kuhnhackl.

On May 26, 2016, at the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Bryan became the 8th rookie in history to get multiple goals in a game 7. He scored the first goal of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 42 6 9 15 18
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 27 10 13 23 6
2010–11 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 6 13 19 4
2011–12 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 5 6 11 14
2012–13 University of Notre Dame CCHA 41 15 19 34 4
2013–14 University of Notre Dame H-East 40 17 16 33 12
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 45 13 14 27 14 3 2 0 2 0
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 1 2 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 16 3 3 6 2
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 4 7 11 12 23 6 3 9 6
NHL totals 55 5 8 13 16 23 6 3 9 6

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InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 7 4 2 6 4
Junior totals 7 4 2 6 4

AccoladesEdit

Awards Year
College
CCHA Tournament Champion (University of Notre Dame) 2013
NHL
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2016

Personal LifeEdit

Bryan was born in Pontiac, Michigan, but grew up in Troy, Michigan. He is the younger brother of retired AHL player Matt Rust who also played for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins during the 2011–12 AHL season.

Bryan's speech is occasionally dysfluent because he is a person who stutters, but he is accepting of his stuttering.

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