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Brendan Bell | Defenseman | #52

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (65) / Tor

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Brendan Bell has agreed to terms with Frolunda of Sweden's Elitserien league.
"Brendan is a talented all-round skating back with aggressive qualities. He has got very good grades from our contacts in both Switzerland and the NHL," said Frolunda coach Kent Johansson on the club's website. He played in 65 games with the AHL's Connecticut Whale last season and suited up in one contest with the New York Rangers. Bell didn't have an NHL deal going into the lockout and he signed with Frolunda for the remainder of the season. Thu, Dec 13, 2012 03:16:00 PM

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Brendan Bell feels like a player lost in the shuffle because of the NHL lockout.

He's had trouble finding work after spending the majority of the 2011-12 season in the minors with New York's AHL affiliate in Connecticut. "Someone like me, I would look for a really good job in Switzerland and they wouldn't really be too hard to find in most cases," he said Tuesday. "But this year they just don't exist, because the high-end NHL guys have those jobs. Initially, I thought this could work out really well. I could have the [hip] surgery [in May], I could be healthy in December and teams might have openings. Teams might be low on defensemen and maybe I could slide in there, spend a little time in the minors and get back up. But everything is in a state of flux." Bell will continue his rehabilitation in the meantime and he hopes to get a job in Europe by the time he is healthy.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 11:03:00 AM

The Rangers assign defenseman Brandon Bell to Connecticut of the AHL.

As a spare-part defenseman, Bell has already been up and down a couple of times in the opening month. He only played one game with the parent club, which was Saturday at Edmonton. The 28-year-old is 7-21-28 in 102 games with Toronto, Phoenix, Ottawa and the Rangers.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 02:35:00 PM

There is a chance Brendan Bell will suit up for the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

The Rangers play late in Edmonton on a west coast swing. It is possible Bell replaces Jeff Woywitka in the lineup as a third pairing. Neither has much fantasy value.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 01:56:00 PM

Brendan Bell has been recalled by New York Rangers.

Bell has 101 games of NHL experience in his career, but has no fantasy value at this point. He will accompany the team on their road trip as insurance.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 11:53:00 AM

Brendan Bell has been sent down to the minors by the Rangers.

For now the team has decided to keep Tim Erixon on their roster, so Bell has become the odd man out. He didn't play in either of New York's first two games of the regular season in Europe.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 07:38:00 AM

Brendan Bell has inked a contract with the New York Rangers.

He appeared in just one game with Omsk Avangard in the KHL before heading to EHC Biel of the Swiss A-League where he suited up in 29 contests last season. Bell has 101 games of NHL experience in his career, but he will have to impress New York's brass at training camp if he doesn't want to start the the 2011-12 campaign in the minors.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 05:09:00 PM

Brendan Bell is back from Russia and looking for work in the NHL.

"I had a great pre-season, things were going well, the team was playing well, but once the regular season started, they started scratching me (from the lineup)," he said. "I'm going to do something. It's a matter of where and what's available. Lots of guys are looking for jobs, but I'm prepared to wait for the right opportunity. I'm in good shape. I've been on the ice for the past 2 1/2 months." Bell played in one of Omsk’s first seven games in the KHL, posting two assists and 21 minutes of ice time in a 4-3 shootout win over Ufa. However, the Russian club made him a healthy scratch after that as it is believed they wanted to squeeze him out in favor of bringing in another import (non-Russian) forward to take his spot on the roster.
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 05:07:00 PM

Brendan Bell has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

Bell spent the 2009-10 season in the minor-league systems of St. Louis (Peoria) and Columbus (Syracuse).
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 07:19:00 AM

Brendan Bell is now a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets following a trade on Tuesday.

He was shipped to Columbus, along with forward Tomas Kana, in exchange for winger Pascal Pelletier. Bell signed with the Blues this past off-season, but was unable to crack their blueline. He recorded 17 points and 26 PIMs in 22 games in Peoria this campaign.
Tue, Dec 8, 2009 04:11:00 PM

Brendan Bell has been placed on waivers by the Blues.

The team wants to assign him to their minor-league affiliate in Peoria. They should know by Wednesday if he cleared or not.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 11:15:00 AM

Brendan Bell has signed with the St. Louis Blues.

Terms were not disclosed. Bell skated in 53 games with the Senators last season, compiling 21 points and a minus-5 rating. He has a chance at cracking the Blues' top six on the back end in 2009-10.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 06:29:00 PM

Brendan Bell will likely not be back with the Senators next season.

The Senators already have eight defensemen under contract for 2009-10 and would have to move some bodies to make room. They are also just over the cap right now and giving Bell the one-way contract he wants would hurt their margins even more at this time. He is currently deciding on offers made by three teams and could still sign in Europe if he does not get the right contract terms.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 09:10:00 AM

Brendan Bell is working hard to make a lasting impression on the Ottawa Senators in the final games of the season.

Bell started the season in the AHL, but he has six goals, 15 points, and a minus-five plus/minus rating in 40 games with the Senators this season. Bell has a two-way contract and will probably be sent down to the minors at some point to play in the AHL playoffs.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 07:13:00 AM

Brendan Bell led the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday.

Bell tallied two powerplay goals. It was his first two-goal game of the season. His last muli-point outing was two assists March 3 against Calgary. Filip Kuba was a force, assisting on both Bell goals and one by Daniel Alfredsson. Dany Heatley had Ottawa's lone even-strength goal.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 10:28:00 PM

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