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Bryan Rust | Winger | #17

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (80) / PIT
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Bryan Rust recorded an assist in a 3-1 win against Ottawa Thursday night.
Rust has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has two goals and 12 points in 21 games in 2017-18. That puts him well on his way to establishing a new career-high after he recorded 28 points in 57 contests last season. It wouldn't be shocking to see him get about 40 points this time around. Nov 17 - 8:41 AM

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Bryan Rust is off to a quick start this season, staying at a point-per-game pace through the first nine games.

Rust's career high is just 28, which he set in 57 games last season. He should put up a career-high in points this season, but his pace has already slowed in the past four games. He has a goal and eight assists.
Oct 22 - 6:33 PM

Bryan Rust scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Thursday night.

Rust is on fire to enter the season with a goal and seven points in five contests. He set career-highs in 2016-17 with 15 goals and 28 points in 57 games. He's going to cool down substantially, but a 40-point showing this season seems feasible, especially after his hot start.
Oct 13 - 5:22 AM

The Penguins have shuffled their lines for Saturday night's game against the Predators.

Well you that was coming after a 10-1 drubbing at the hands of the Blackhawks Thursday night. Bryan Rust will move up to play with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, while Conor Sheary will move down to the third line and Carl Hagelin will skated alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel on the second unit. Hagelin and Rust are the winners here, with Sheary being the loser.
Oct 7 - 11:13 AM

Bryan Rust practiced on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel on Monday.

It remains to be seen if Rust will open the season on the second line as he's not the only player to have auditioned for the role. The Penguins have also experimented with using Carl Hagelin and Scott Wilson on the second unit during the preseason. "I try and keep my mindset the same, but I know there's more potential for offense in those certain situations," Rust said. "Don't take that for granted. Still work as hard and focus on the little things that gave me the opportunity." Naturally the ideal for Rust is that he plays as a top-six forward, but we wouldn't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues yet.
Oct 3 - 5:36 AM

Bryan Rust snapped a six-game goalless skid in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win over Nashville in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Rust scored the second goal of the game in the blowout victory to post his seventh marker of the playoffs. He has nine points in 22 matches.
Jun 10 - 9:41 AM

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Bryan Rust said he expects the Penguins matchup with the Predators will be more fun than their previous matchup against the Sens.

"It's gonna be a different series from what we've seen. It'll be fun." Rust said. "It'll be a challenge. I'm excited about it. It'll be more fun hockey" There has been plenty of discussion surrounding the style of hockey Guy Boucher of the Senators likes to play, but that discussion will be put on hold for the upcoming Stanley Cup Final matchup. Rust has six goals and seven points in 17 playoff games and the Penguins will need him to find the back of the net if they want to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
May 27 - 12:31 PM

Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 7-0 win Sunday.

It was a triumphant return to the lineup for Rust who had missed the previous two games with an upper body injury. The assist was Rust's first of the playoffs but he does have six goals. He has formed a great unit with Carter Rowney and Nock Bonino and the trio combined for seven points on Sunday.
May 22 - 8:51 AM

Bryan Rust (upper body) has drawn back into the Penguins' lineup for Game 5 on Sunday.

Pittsburgh didn't have Rust for two straight games. He's found the back of the net five times in 14 playoff games this year. Look for him to play on the third line with Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney.
May 21 - 3:06 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) could return to the lineup in Game 5 against the Senators on Sunday.

The injury has forced Rust to sit out the last two games. He has five goals in 14 games this postseason. We'll find out more about Rust's status before Game 5 on Sunday.
May 20 - 11:51 AM

Bryan Rust (upper body) will not be available for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Rust didn't participate in Thursday's practice, but he was on the ice in full equipment for Friday's informal skate. So he's making progress even if he's not ready to return yet.
May 19 - 1:10 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) was on the ice in full equipment for Friday's informal skate.

Rust didn't take part in Thursday's practice, but the fact that he was in full equipment on Friday makes this a step forward for him. He still probably won't end up playing in Game 4 Friday night though.
May 19 - 12:08 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

The silver lining is that Rust did skate on his own prior to Pittsburgh's practice. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan described Rust as "not probable" for Game 4 on Friday.
May 18 - 2:39 PM

Bryan Rust (upper body) won't play in Game 3 against Ottawa on Wednesday night.

He sustained an upper-body injury on Monday night and he is listed as day-to-day. Rust was on the ice Wednesday morning before Pittsburgh's practice.
May 17 - 12:35 PM

Bryan Rust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to coach Mike Sullivan.

Rust will travel with the team, as the Eastern Conference Final shifts to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4. He is probably being monitored for concussion symptoms after his head hit the ice following a hard hit from Senators defender Dion Phaneuf on Monday night. Still, it's encouraging to hear that he will be with his teammates.
May 16 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Greg McKegg
4Carter Rowney
5Riley Sheahan
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry