Brandon Bochenski (RW)
Draft: 2001, Ottawa, Round 7 (223rd overall)
Acquired: Signed a two-year contract with the Lightning on July 8, 2008
Ranks third in goals (60), is tied for eighth in assists (59), is eighth in points (119), is second in power play goals (27) and is fourth in game-winning goals (11) in Norfolk Admirals (AHL) history as of the end of the 2008-09 season…Tied for tenth in game-winning goals (6) & tied for second in insurance goals (5) in AHL in 2008-09…Led Norfolk in goals, power play goals (11) and game-winning goals (6) while finishing third in points and tying for third in assists with Norfolk in 2008-09…Recorded his first point with the Lightning with an assist on 04/07/09 vs. Pittsburgh…Made his Lightning debut on 03/29/09 vs. Ottawa…Recalled by Tampa Bay on 03/29/09 and finished the season with the Lightning…Tallied a pair of goals for #2 star honors on 02/28/09 at Hershey…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for #1 star on 02/21/09 vs. Binghamton…Registered a pair of goals on 02/14/09 at Hershey…Scored twice for second star honors on 02/06/09 vs. Bridgeport…Recorded the game-winning goal in his second straight game on 01/30/09 vs. Albany…Netted two goals – including the game-winner – and was named #1 star on 01/29/09 vs. Albany…Assisted on two goals for #2 star honors on 01/09/09 vs. Manchester…Netted the shootout-winning conversion and was named #1 star on 12/20/08 at Philadelphia...Put up two goals and an assist for first star honors on 12/06/08 at Bridgeport… Had a five-game point streak (4G, 5A) from 11/26 vs. Springfield to 12/03 at Albany… Assisted on two goals and was named #2 star on 11/30/08 at Hershey… Registered a goal and an assist for #2 star honors on 11/29/08 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Netted a goal and an assist for #2 star honors on 11/28/08 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Recorded a pair of goals for first star honors on 11/26/08 vs. Springfield…Notched a goal and an assist and was awarded third star honors on 10/17/08 at Lake Erie…Scored a goal and added an assist in his return to the Admirals on 10/10/08 vs. Hershey…Named an Norfolk alternate captain (serving during home games) on 10/09/08.
2007-08: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut on April 10 with Nashville at Detroit…Made his Nashville debut on 03/09/08 at Detroit…Traded to Nashville by Anaheim for future considerations on 02/26/08…Had a four-game point streak (2+2=4) from 01/09 – 01/16/08 with Anaheim…Traded to Anaheim by Boston for Shane Hnidy and Anaheim’s sixth-round choice (Nicholas Tremblay) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on 01/02/08…Played in his 100th career NHL game on 12/28/07 with Boston at Carolina…Skated in seven games for Team USA at the 2007 World Championships, scoring five points (2+3). 2006-07: Set NHL career highs in games, goals, assists and points between Boston and Chicago…Was Norfolk’s AHL franchise leader in points (1.89) and goals (0.94) per game after 2006-07…Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Boston Bruins in exchange for RW Kris Versteeg and a conditional draft pick on 02/03/07…Was fourth in the AHL scoring race at the time of the trade…Named a starter for the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team on 01/09/07 but did not play due to injury…After going scoreless for one game following his 14-game scoring streak, tied an AHL record with hat tricks in back-to-back games on 12/30/06 in Hershey and 01/03/07 versus Hershey at Norfolk…Had a franchise-record 14-game scoring streak from 11/12 – 12/27/06 (12+19=31)…Became the first Admiral to score four goals in one game on 11/25/06 vs. Philadelphia…Scored the game-winning goal in overtime versus Manchester on 11/21/06…Tied the Norfolk record for assists in a game with four on 11/18/06 vs. Binghamton…Scored the Admirals’ first goal of the season – his first regular season goal as an Admiral in his first regular season game as an Admiral – on 10/06/06 at Philadelphia. 2005-06: Made his Admirals’ debut in the playoffs vs. Hershey on 04/21/06…Acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Ottawa Senators along with a 2006 second round draft pick (Simon Danis-Papin) for Tyler Arnason on 03/09/06… Netted his first pro goal on 10/29/05 with Binghamton vs. Norfolk (Michael Leighton)…Scored his first NHL career goal with Ottawa vs. Boston on 10/15/05 (Andrew Raycroft)…Tallied his first NHL career point with an assist with Ottawa vs. Buffalo on 10/08/05. 2004-05: Scored his first pro playoff goal with Binghamton vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 04/23/05…Named to the 2004-05 AHL All-Rookie Team…Finished as the AHL’s leading rookie scorer in 2004-05 with 70 points (34+36)…Scored a goal for PlanetUSA at the 2005 AHL All-Star Classic on 02/14/05. College Career: Nominated as Top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award on 03/17/04…Named to NCAA West First All American Team and WCHA First All-Star Team in 2003-04…Led North Dakota (WCHA) in goals, assists, points, power play goals, short-handed goals and was 2nd in GWG in 2003-04…Finished second in the NCAA in points (60), tied for third in goals (27), fourth in assists (33) and sixth in PPG (11) in 2003-04…Tied for sixth in the NCAA in points (62), tied for second in goals (35) and tied for 10th in power play goals (11) in 2002-03…Topped North Dakota in points, goals, shots (188), PPG and GWG (5) and was second in SHG (2) and +/- (+28), and fourth on the team in assists (27) in 2002-03…Named WCHA Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2001-02, leading all WCHA Rookies in conference points (29) and goals (16), and tied for the overall lead in goals (17)…Named UND Rookie of the Year. Junior Career: Named USHL Rookie of the Year in 2001-02 after finishing first in rookie goals (47) and second in rookie points (80)…Selected to the USHL First All-Star team and played in the All-Star Game in 2000-01. High School: Member of Blaine High School team that won the Minnesota state high school championship in 1999-2000.