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Brandon Prust | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Brandon Prust could be a stop gap measure for the Canucks.
This is the final year on a four-year deal for the tough winger and he will have a cap hit of $2.5 million. Prust will team with Derek Dorsett to give the Canucks a lot of truculence up front but with most NHL teams shying away from enforcers, it may be a luxury that the Canucks can ill afford to have. Prust had 18 points and 134 penalty minutes in 82 games last season and averaged 12:57 minutes of ice time. Jul 5 - 7:30 AM

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Brandon Prust was vacationing in Rome with his fiancee when he heard he was traded July 1 by Montreal to Vancouver.

"Funny, I saw the headline (on Twitter), 'Zack Kassian traded to the Canadiens from the Canucks,' but I didn't see at first who he was traded for," Prust said. He was called by Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin soon after that to inform him of the deal. Although he admitted to being left "in shock" by the news, he's excited to play in Vancouver at this point. Prust had 18 points and 134 penalty minutes in 82 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 4 - 6:37 PM

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Brandon Prust for Zach Kassian and a fifth-round draft pick.

Prust is a valuable NHL player and an equally valuable fantasy player due to his modest scoring skills and propensity to accumulate penalty minutes. In 82 games with the Canadiens last season Prust scored four goals, resgistered 18 points and amassed 134 penalty minutes. That makes draft worthy in deep pools that count PIMs as a category. Prust is ticketed for third-line duty in Vancouver, a role he filled very well with the Habs.
Jul 1 - 2:24 PM

Brandon Prust chipped in his second career playoff goal during Thursday's 6-2 Game Four win over Tampa Bay.

Of course, Prust's goal was also the sixth in Montreal's line of tallies. But give him credit, Prust drove the net through Jason Garrison's check and poked the puck, with one hand, back at goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Which proceeded to rebound again, then off Vasilevskiy's glove before Garrison's stick knocked it in. But it looks like a laser in the books. Prust, who also took a minor in the game, now has 10 points and 112 PIMs in 51 career playoff games.
May 7 - 11:28 PM

Brandon Prust has been fined $5K for his "derogatory public comments directed toward Referee Brad Watson" during last Sunday's post-game interviews.

Per HL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell, "Brandon Prust's post-game comments were both baseless and demeaning of a referee whose 20-year career in the League has been marked by professionalism, integrity and a high degree of respect from players, coaches and management." And with that, Prust's bank account lightens up a bit.
May 5 - 6:28 PM

Brandon Prust has apologized for his remarks about referee Brad Watson.

"I was emotional," Prust said. He claimed that Watson was provoking him during Game 2 and that the official likes to "play God." Before Prust's apology, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien expressed his displeasure over what Prust said as he feels what happens on the ice should stay on the ice.
May 5 - 2:44 PM

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien wasn't happy with Brandon Prust's comments about referee Brad Watson.

Prust claimed that Watson was provoking him and that the referee likes to "play God." Therrien said that he feels what happens on the ice should stay on the ice. "We'll take care of that internally," Therrien said, referring to Prust's comments. For better or worse, his comments have become a distraction with Montreal behind 2-0 in its series against Tampa Bay.
May 5 - 10:44 AM

Brandon Prust made it very clear after Sunday's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay that he was unhappy with referee Brad Watson.

"I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let (Watson) know on the way to the penalty box," Prust said, referring to his first period roughing penalty. "He kept provoking me, he came to the box and called me every name in the book (expletives removed), coward, said he’d drive me right out of the building. That's the kind of ref he is, he tries to play God, tries to control the game and he did it tonight." Prust might end up receiving a fine for that statement. By the end of the game, Prust had accumulated 31 penalty minutes.
May 4 - 10:01 AM

Brandon Prust contributed a pair of assists in Tuesday night's 3-2 win versus Florida.

He had a hand in goals by Alexei Emelin and Jacob De La Rose in the match. The fourth-liner made the most of his 8:45 of ice time. Prust ranks fifth in the league with 128 penalty minutes in 71 games. He also has 16 points and 104 hits.
Mar 18 - 11:01 AM

Brandon Prust missed Friday's practice as he was battling the flu.

He is at Saturday morning's skate but his status for Saturday night's game against the Devils is unknown. Consider Prust probable but make other roster arrangements if you have adequate depth on your fantasy squad.
Feb 7 - 10:37 AM

Brandon Prust potted his fourth goal of 2014-15 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Buffalo.

He exited the penalty box and leveled Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers at center ice before scoring on a feed from David Desharnais on an odd-man rush. The goal was his first since Dec. 20.
Feb 4 - 10:56 AM

Brandon Prust played in his 400th game on Friday.

Prust isn't a sniper or a point producer by any means, but he is one of the tougher players in the league. Listed at 6'0 and 194 lbs, Prust never shies away from fighting heavyweight tough guys. The 30-year-old has one goal, eight points and 64 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Brandon Prust opened the scoring on Sunday with his first goal of the season.

He scored at the 3:20 mark of the second period in Montreal's 4-1 win over Detroit. Prust has four points and 30 penalty minutes in 19 games.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Brandon Prust was the hero on Friday night as he scored the game winning goal on a breakaway late in the third period.

The unlikely goal scorer helped Montreal improve to 3-0-0 so far in the preseason. Prust scored six goals in 52 games for the Canadiens last year and has 35 goals for his career.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Brandon Prust skated with Rene Bourque and Lars Eller during Thursday's morning session.

He will return to the lineup on Thursday night in Game 6 after serving his two-game suspension. Prust will be taking injured winger Dale Weise's spot on the Canadiens' third line.
Thu, May 29, 2014 06:39:00 PM

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