Chris Bruton (LW)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2013-14: Limited to only 41 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers due to injury…Captained the Sound Tigers to a 28-40-2-6 record while recording four points (2-2—4) and 91 penalty minutes…Went scoreless in his first eight games of the season then recorded a two-point game (1-1—2), 11/30/13 vs. ALB…Scored his second goal, 1/12/14 vs. HFD…Notched an assist, 4/1/14 vs. SPR…Named Bridgeport’s IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year, 4/12/14.
2012-13: Suited up in 69 games with the Peoria Rivermen, scoring 10 points (4-6—10) and registering 134 PIM…Picked up his first point of the season, an assist, 10/26/14 vs. CHI…Tallied a goal against current Griffins goaltender and teammate Tom McCollum, 11/24/12 vs. GR…Recorded a point (assist, goal) in back-to-back contests, 11/23/12-11/24/12…Notched points in consecutive contests for the second time, 1/23/13-1/26/13…Dropped the gloves against former Griffin Francis Pare and current teammate Brennan Evans in a 4-3 overtime win at Grand Rapids, 4/13/13.
2011-12: Split his season between the Rivermen and the ECHL’s Alaska Aces…In 38 games with Peoria, he tallied five points (2-3—5) and 66 PIM…Earned an assist, 2/11/11 vs. CHA…Recorded a goal (2/25/12 vs. SA) and an assist (2/26/12 vs. ABB) over the course of two games…Logged 27 games with Alaska and accumulated 13 points (6-7—13) and 60 PIM…Picked up an assist in consecutive contests versus Idaho, 10/20/11-10/21/11…Enjoyed four point streaks of two games or more…Highlighted a three-game point streak (3-1—4) with a two-point performance (1-1—2), 11/25/11 at UTA…Appeared in four playoff contests with the Aces and notched three assists and 19 PIM.
2010-11: Suited up in 19 games with Acadia University of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league…Racked up 21 points (8-13—21) and 36 PIM…Ranked fourth on the team in scoring…Went scoreless in three playoff games with the Axemen.
2009-10: Scored 24 points (11-13—24) and tallied 20 PIM in 24 appearances with Acadia…Ranked fifth in scoring on the Axemen, tied for third in goals and fifth in assists…Made one playoff appearance with the team.
2008-09: Enjoyed his most successful season with Acadia, garnering 29 points (15-14—29) and 57 PIM in 26 games…Named to the CIS All-Rookie Team…Ranked first on the team in goals, fifth in assists and third in scoring, while ranking third in PIM…In five playoff games with the Axemen, he produced two points (1-1—2) and 2 PIM.
2007-08: Captained the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs and amassed 63 points (26-37—63) and 99 PIM in 67 regular season games…Ranked third on the Chiefs in regular season scoring, third in goals and fourth in assists, while finishing second in PIM…Led his team to the WHL’s Ed Chynoweth Cup and an eventual CHL Memorial Cup…Enjoyed a three-point performance (1-2—3) in his second game, 9/22/07 at P.G….Began the season with a three-game point streak, tallying two goals and four assists, 9/21/07-9/29/07…Accumulated four points (2-2—4) over the course of four games, 10/19/07-10/23/07…Amassed six goals and eight assists (6-8—14) on a seven-game point streak (11/10/07-11/30/07), highlighted by a five-point game (2-3—5) at Tri-City, 11/24/07…Recorded consecutive two-assist games, 1/21/08-1/25/08…Ranked sixth on the Chiefs in WHL playoff scoring with 10 points (3-7—10) in 21 games and finished with a plus-eight record.
2006-07: Tallied 21 points (9-12—21) and 103 PIM in 63 games with Spokane…Kicked off the regular season with a goal and assist, 9/23/06 at KTN…Contributed two assists, 10/10/06 vs. POR...Skated in six games with Spokane in the 2007 WHL Playoffs, posting two points (1-1—2) and six PIM.
2005-06: Notched 26 points (12-14—26) in 66 games with the Chiefs along with 111 PIM…Put away two goals, 10/26/05 vs. BRN.
2004-05: Posted 28 points (11-17—28) and 55 PIM in 62 games with Spokane…Made his WHL debut, 9/25/04 at KTN…Tallied his first WHL point, a goal, 10/2/04 vs. KTN…Had an assist in three straight games, 11/17/04-11/20/04…Enjoyed two two-assist performances (2/26/05 vs. TRI and 3/12/05 vs. TRI).