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...
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...
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...
The ECHL’s Florida Everblades needed to clear a roster spot, meaning the end of the line for former Stanley Cup winning defenseman Brian Rafalski. Rafalski, 40, hadn’t played a game since Jan. 18. He only participated in three contests with the Everblades, recording an assist. “I’m done,” he told the media. “My back is no good. That was one of [...]
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