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T.J. Brennan | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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The New York Islanders have signed defenseman T.J. Brennan to a one-year/one-way contract.
Brennan spent the entire 2013-14 season with the Toronto Marlies where he was the AHL's defenseman of the year. The 25-year-old is an offensive defenseman who should see power play time with the Isles. Jul 1 - 12:43 PM

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T.J. Brennan has been selected as the AHL defenseman of the year.

Brennan had 24 goals, 69 points, and 111 penalty minutes in 73 AHL games this season. The 25-year-old defenseman has struggled to establish himself at the NHL level, but he has enough offensive upside to make him worth keeping an eye on.
Apr 16 - 4:08 PM

T.J. Brennan has been returned to the Marlies of the AHL.

The club decided to keep rookie forwards Josh Leivo and David Broll for the time being over Brennan, who had a hot start with the Marlies. Brennan will likely be back if the Buds' blueline is depleted due to injury.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 01:03:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have promoted T.J. Brennan.

Brennan has gotten off to a tremendous start with four goals and six points in two AHL games. We don't recommend picking him up over that in standard leagues, but he's worth keeping an eye on during this NHL stint.
Source: Yahoo!
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:46:00 PM

T.J. Brennan could see some action with the Leafs in 2013-14.

"A surplus of defense is a good thing to have," he said Tuesday after a scrimmage with some of his new Toronto teammates. "But (management) are the ones who have to make the hard decisions. Something like that is out of my control. ...I've had a good summer so far and wanted to get here early and get to know the guys. So when camp comes, it's just 'go' time, I can be 100 percent focused and ready to move on." If Cody Franson remains unsigned going into the season then Brennan or Paul Ranger could be on Toronto's opening night roster.
Source: Toronto Sun
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 12:13:00 PM

T.J. Brennan has signed one-year, $600,000 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He skated in 29 games between Buffalo and Florida last season. He was traded to Nashville last month for Bobby Butler. Brennan is a good puck-moving defenseman who has put up good numbers in the AHL, but he hasn't done much at the NHL level yet. He will probably be a depth blueliner on Toronto.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:44:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have acquired T.J. Brennan from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Bobby Butler.

Brennan had three goals and 10 points in 29 games in 2013 with the Panthers and the Buffalo Sabres. He might have a bit of fantasy value if the Predators give him a chance as a top-six forward. Brennan is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer after completing a one-year, two-way deal that was worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 03:14:00 PM

T.J. Brennan earned two assists in Florida's 3-2 shootout win over Tampa on Tuesday.

He has four points in eight games with the Panthers since being acquired from Buffalo. Greg Rallo scored his first NHL goal in the contest and Tomas Kopecky had Florida's other regulation marker. Peter Muelleer was the only skater who scored in the shootout.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 11:09:00 PM

T.J. Brennan will get back into Florida's lineup Thursday and he'll face his former Buffalo teammates.

He was a healthy scratch Tuesday night versus Toronto. Brennan has one goal and one assist in five games with the Panthers since being acquired from the Sabres for a fifth-round pick on March 15.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 01:20:00 PM

T.J. Brennan made a good first impression with the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

The Panthers got Brennan from the Buffalo Sabres on Friday for a fifth round pick. A day later the 23-year-old blueliner had a goal and a plus-one rating in 23:42 minutes of playing time in Florida's 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders. "He’s still young in that development stage, but he’s got some real upside and we’re excited to get him into our group," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "Obviously, we’ve been decimated by injuries in the first half, so the more depth we have, the better it is for us." Given how much ice time they gave Brennan in his Panthers debut, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 09:44:00 AM

The Panthers acquired T.J. Brennan from the Sabres for a fifth-round pick.

The 23-year-old blueliner, Buffalo's second-round pick from the 2007 draft, has played in 21 NHL games in his career (10 this season), getting just two goals. In 36 AHL tilts this season, he has 14 goals and 35 points to go with 57 penalty minutes. "T.J. is a young and mobile defenseman with a hard shot, who we are pleased to have acquired," said general manager Dale Tallon. "He is a hard working player with an offensive upside, who has averaged almost a point-per-game in the American Hockey League this season."
Source: Panthers
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:59:00 PM

T.J. Brennan netted his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Carolina.

His scored on a Buffalo power play in the third period of a 4-3 defeat. Brennan had a healthy scratch for the past five games. It was his second career goal in 19 NHL appearances and his first in eight contests this year.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:36:00 AM

T.J. Brennan was a healthy scratch for a fifth straight time Sunday night.

The Sabres have a logjam on the back end, even with two blueliners injured, and Brennan hasn't enjoyed the type of offensive success in the NHL as he did in the AHL.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Buffalo dressed T.J. Brennan on Tuesday night and used him to try to shake up their disappointing power play.

However, the Sabres were unable to score on three opportunities in a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg. Buffalo has gone 2-for-37 with the man advantage over their last 10 games and they currently own the league's 29th ranked power play. Brennan produced 14 goals and 35 points in 36 games this year in AHL Rochester, but he has no points in six NHL appearances.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 09:46:00 AM

With the expected return to the lineup by Andrej Sekera, T.J. Brennan could be the odd man out.

He played against Montreal Thursday and received over 14 minutes of ice time but there is a real possibility he could sit in the press box for Saturday night's contest against the Islanders. It is also possible the Sabres could dress seven defensemen and use Brennan exclusively on the power play. If you have Brennan on your fantasy team it makes for a difficult call. He could be a zero or get a few points with the man advantage. Do you feel lucky?
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 09:33:00 AM

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