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Brian Rolston | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (41) / 2/21/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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Brian Rolston announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday.
Rolston didn't play in the NHL this season and admitted in January that retirement was "most than likely." Rolston played for five teams during his career, but will mostly be associated with the Devils and Bruins. He finishes his career with 342 goals and 761 points in 1,256 career NHL games. Tue, Apr 30, 2013 12:08:00 PM

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Brian Rolston admitted that him retiring is "more than likely" at this point.

Rolston is an unrestricted free agent and while a team might still offer him a contract, it's doubtful at the age of 39. The lockout certainly didn't help matters as it resulted in him missing a prolonged period of time at an age where he can't afford it. "I've had a great career," Rolston said. "You play for 17 years, I'm very content. At the same time you have that feeling like, 'Am I really done?' You've been doing it so long, you feel like you have to go back and do something. But I'm happy if this is the end of my career. I've faced the reality of that." Rolston has 342 goals and 761 points in 1,256 career NHL games.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 12:11:00 PM

It doesn't appear as though the Boston Bruins intend to re-sign Brian Rolston prior to July 1.

He played well for the Bruins after being acquired at the trade deadline with three goals and 12 assists in 21 contests. The 39-year-old forward said after the season was over that he wasn't sure if he wanted to retire, so he might see what offers are out there before making a decision.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 07:27:00 AM

Brian Rolston isn't sure if he'll retire this summer.

Rolston managed to turn his career around in Boston, with three goals and 15 points in 21 regular season games. He also had a goal and three points in seven playoff contests. He'd like to re-sign with Boston if he decides to return for the 2012-13 campaign.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 02:56:00 PM

Brian Rolston is projected to play on Boston's top line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on Saturday.

Boston has had trouble scoring goals in their first round series, but Rolston has been one of their best players with a goal and three points in four games. Maybe his presence will help spark Lucic and Krejci, who are both scoreless in the postseason.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 02:15:00 PM

Brian Rolston registered an assist on Chris Kelly's game-winning goal.

Rolston has been great since the New York Islanders traded him to Boston. The defending Stanley Cup champions could go far again this season, which makes Rolston look like a great value pick in playoff pools.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Brian Rolston thought his career might be coming to an end when he was placed on waivers by the New York Islanders, but the veteran forward has changed his tune since being acquired by Boston.

"I thought when I got to the Island that I'd have a little more responsibility than I did," he said. "But it didn't work out that way. Then all of a sudden it didn't look like I had anything. So to get this new opportunity has been great. I feel like I've taken advantage of the opportunity, and I feel great. It's been rejuvenating." He was traded to the Bruins shortly after he cleared through waivers and has played well with his team. Rolston notched three goals and 12 assists in 21 games with the Black and Gold after he produced just nine points over 49 contests with the Islanders.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 07:18:00 AM

Brian Rolston registered an assist in Boston's 3-1 win over Ottawa.

Rolston has three goals and 15 points in 21 games since being acquired by the Bruins. He could prove to be an important piece of the Bruins' playoff efforts as their third line center.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 09:35:00 AM

Brian Rolston extended his current point streak to seven games with an assist on Tuesday night.

He has amassed three goals and nine assists over that span to give him 13 points in 16 contests since he was acquired from the New York Islanders at the trade deadline. To put things into perspective, Rolston had posted a mere nine points in 49 appearances with the Islanders prior to the move. Feel free to snatch him up for the remainder of the season.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 06:22:00 AM

Boston's Brian Rolston is on a roll as postseason nears.

The 39-year-old is playing like he’s a decade younger of late, recording 11 points in his last six games. Rolston, who was acquired from the Islanders at the trade deadline, had only one point in his first nine games with the Bruins and all of 10 points in his first 58 contests this season.
Source: csnne.com
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Brian Rolston registered a goal and an assist in the Bruins' 3-2 win over Anaheim Sunday.

After registering only nine points in 49 games with the Islanders this season, Rolston has found a home in Boston with 12 points in just 15 contests. Benoit Pouliot also notched a goal and an assist in the game while Zdeno Chara found the back of the net in the win.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 06:17:00 AM

Brian Rolston amassed four points in Boston's blowout win over Toronto on Monday night.

He recorded a goal and three assists to give him seven points in his last three contests. Rolston has also made the most of his limited power-play time with a pair of points during his present scoring spree. He appears to be settling in on Boston's third line after being acquired from the New York Islanders at the trade deadline, but he still doesn't have a great deal to offer from a fantasy standpoint.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 06:56:00 AM

Brian Rolston potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Bruins' 6-2 loss to the Panthers Thursday night.

Rolston's days of being a factor in standard fantasy leagues are well behind him with 12 points in 59 games.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 11:30:00 PM

After playing against a former employer, the New Jersey Devils, on Thursday, Brian Rolston will battle the team that just traded him on Saturday.

Boston acquired Rolston and Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders in exchange for Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin. "It’s been a whirlwind," Rolston said. "From getting traded, getting here, kind of getting settled, getting the first game under your belt. But it’s been a lot of fun. I’m excited to be here with a team that’s had a lot of success and in a playoff run." Rolston provides the Bruins with some depth and another veteran presence as they look to win their second straight Stanley Cup. However, Rolston has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 08:29:00 AM

The Boston Bruins have acquired Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders in exchange for Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin.

Rolston's days of being a factor in standard fantasy leagues are well behind him, but he will provide the Bruins with a veteran presence as they get ready for the playoffs. For the Islanders, this is a salary dump, as Rolston comes with a $5,062,500 annual cap hit.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 03:07:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
7Craig Cunningham
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
9Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg