GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG S%
78 12 15 27 -13 4 4 0 0 75 16 Regular Season
6 1 0 1 -3 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 Playoffs
Contract Status: Unrestricted free angent
I was happy when the Blackhawks signed Andrew Brunette to a one year contract last summer. I thought he would be a good veteran forward with a little bit of grit that could be a presence on the power play unit. Then we all saw that Bruno’s best days were far behind him. He was only able to put up a very disappointing 27 points, is worst total since 1997-1998 when he only played 28 games. He was only 2 years removed from a 61 point season and put up 46 last year in Minnesota. I wasn’t expecting 60+ points but I didn’t see that big of a drop off coming. His lack of speed killed him all season on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ice. His -13 was the worst on the team. He did show some flashes of the player he used to be. He showed some good hands around the net and even made a few great passes to set up goals. There just wasn’t enough of that and there wasn’t much life left in his 38 year old legs.
2011-2012 Final Grade: D+