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Rafalski Elected to the US Hockey Hall of Fame

Brian Rafalski left the United States after playing four years at the University of Wisconsin to play in the European leagues because he was deemed too small to play in the NHL and ultimately went undrafted.  Sixteen years later he is now being inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1999, after playing in Europe for 4 more years he was deemed the best hockey player in the...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Badgers defenseman Rafalski, coach Sauer named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Brian Rafalski, an Olympian and Stanley Cup champion who tallied 100 points in four seasons at Wisconsin, was named as part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014 along with former Badgers head coach Jeff Sauer, who guided Wisconsin to two national titles. Rafalski began at Wisconsin in the 1991-92 season and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie team. In his senior year, Rafalski...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Rafalski Headlines 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer and one of his old players, Brian Rafalski, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey announced Wednesday the class for 2014 that also includes two-time Olympian Karyn Bye Dietz and longtime coach Lou Vairo. Sauer coached the Badgers for 20 seasons, winning NCAA championships in 1983 and 1990. He...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Red Wing Brian Rafalski elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday. Rafalski, a Dearborn native, played for the Wings from 2007 through the 2010-11 season before retiring. He also played seven seasons before that with the New Jersey Devils. He helped the Devils win the Stanley Cup in 2000 and 2003, then partnered with defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Rafalski Humbled And Honored To Be Elected Into USA Hockey Hall Of Fame

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, From the Detroit suburbs to Finland and back to the U.S., Brian Rafalski's hockey career spanned internationally from inauspicious to illustrious. The diminutive defenseman from Dearborn won the Stanley Cup three times, including in 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings, and collected two Olympic silver medals. That led...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

from USAHockey, Karyn Bye Dietz (River Falls, Wis.), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich.), Jeff Sauer (St. Paul, Minn.) and Lou Vairo (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014, it was announced today by USA Hockey. “The class of 2014 is an extraordinary collection of individuals that have had an immensely positive impact...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings have ‘considerable interest’ in d-man Alex Edler

When Brian Rafalski and the great Nicklas Lidstrom retired in 2011 and 2012 respectively the Red Wings were left with a pretty sizable hole on the blue line. Yes Danny Dekeyser should be really good here in a few years and Niklas Kronwall is good but can’t do it all by himself so you could make a good argument that the biggest offseason need for Detroit this offseason is getting...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

For the moment, it doesn’t sound like Brian Rafalski’s worried about making an ‘NHL’ comeback

Paul posted DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose's conversation with former Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski about what I guess we'll call a faith-based comeback, but you'll note that Rafalski told Roose that he doesn't plan on uprooting himself from the Fort Myers-Naples area at present... Asked if the Wings showed interest in him playing for their ECHL affiliate...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Rafalski Playing Hockey Again

via the Florida Everblades, Florida Everblades president and general manager Craig Brush, along with head coach Greg Poss, announced Thursday that the team has come to contract terms with long-time NHL defenseman and former Olympian Brian Rafalski. Rafalski, 40, notched 515 points in 11 NHL seasons, split between the New Jersey Devils and the Detroit Red Wings. The Dearborn...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hey Zach - Want To Know Why You Should Pick Detroit?

Hey Mr. Parise?  Mind if I call you Zach? There's a million reasons out there why you should pick Detroit over New Jersey (and the rest of the field).  But I'd like to introduce you to a guy who's been there before.   He's another another American, a fellow Olympian that you probably know pretty well.  He made a similar decision not that long ago and would like...
Via Nightmare on Helm Street
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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