Blue Jackets Prospect Gavin Brindley, didn’t have to but attended Development Camp last week and explains why

By Joe Coopersmith

 

Gavin Brindley CBJ Forward, against Carolina 4 16 2024 (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Russell LaBounty, USA Today Sports)

 

Gavin Brindley CBJ Forward 2024 Blue Jackets Development Camp July 2024.mp3

 

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BIO

  • Class:
    Sophomore
  • Position:
    F
  • Height:
    5-9
  • Weight:
    170
  • Hometown:
    Estero, Fla.
  • S/C:
    R
  • NHL:
    CBJ
  • Prev School:
    Tri-City (UHSL)

NHL
• Selected 34th overall (second round) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2023 NHL Draft
• Made his NHL debut on April 16, 2024

International
• 2024 World Junior Championship – (gold medal, 7 GP 6-4-10, +7, 16 SOG, 16:47 TOI)
• 2023 World Junior Championship – (bronze medal, 7 GP, 1-3-4, 14:20 TOI)

Sophomore Year (2023-24)
• B1G Ten Hockey Player of the Year
• First-Team All-Big Ten
• NCAA Midwest all-region team
• Big Ten all-tournament team
• Named B1G First Star of the Week (Jan. 16)
• Recorded two goals and two assists in a series split vs. Providence (10/7,10/8)
• Assisted on two goals for a 7-2 win over UMass Amherst (10/13)
• Totaled two goals and an assist in a series split vs. Ohio State (10/20,10/21)
• Scored three goals and three assists in series sweep over Lindenwood (10/27, 10/28)
• Recorded two goals in a loss at Wisconsin (11/3)
• Totaled one goal and one assist in a series split vs. Penn State (11/17, 11/18)
• Assisted on one goal in 2-1 win at Notre Dame (12/2)
• Combined for five goals and one assist in series sweep vs. Stonehill (1/12,1/13)
• Tallied one assist in 7-1 victory at Michigan State (1/19)
• Contributed four assists in series vs. Wisconsin (1/26,1/27)
• Assisted on two goals in 4-1 victory over Ohio State (2/3)
• Combined for two goals and one assist in series vs. Michigan State (2/9, 2/10)
• Recorded one goal and three assists in series split vs. Penn State (2/16, 2/17)
• Scored two goals and assisted on one goal in series sweep vs. Notre Dame (2/23, 2/24)
• Contributed two goals and two assists in 6-5 overtime win at Minnesota (3/2)
• Combined for one goal and three assists in B1G Ten tournament first round sweep vs. Notre Dame (3/8, 3/9)
• Scored one goal in 2-1 B1G Tournament semi-final win against Minnesota (3/16)
• Tallied a goal and an assist against MSU in the NCAA regional semifinal (3/31)

Freshman Year (2022-23)
• Honorable Mention All-B1G
• Set B1G Tournament record for most assists in a single tournament (7)
• B1G Second Star of the Week (Feb 7)
• Recorded his first two assists as a Wolverine in weekend sweep over Lindenwood (10/7, 10/8)
• Scored a goal and added two assists in 9-2 win vs. Boston University (10/14)
• Assisted on a goal in 5-2 win at LSSU (10/21)
• Combined for three assists in series vs. Harvard (11/25, 11/26)
• Assisted on a goal in 6-3 defeat to Wisconsin (12/2)
• Notched a goal in 4-2 victory vs. Ohio State (1/14)
• Totaled a goal and three assists in series split at #2 Minnesota (1/20, 1/21)
• Contributed a pair of assists in series sweep vs. #6 PSU (1/27, 1/28)
• Combined for five points from three goals and two assists in series sweep vs. Wisconsin (2/3, 2/4)
• Scored a pair of goals along with an assist in 4-2 win vs. #15 MSU (2/10)
• Net a goal in 4-2 loss vs. #10 Ohio State (2/18)
• Scored and assisted in 3-3 tie (SO loss) vs. #20 ND (2/24)
• Assisted on three goals in B1G Tournament first round series sweep vs. Wisconsin (3/3, 3/4)
• Recorded a goal and an assist in 7-3 B1G Tournament semi-final win vs. Ohio State (3/11)
• Assisted on three goals in 4-3 B1G Tournament final victory at top-seeded Minnesota (3/18)
• Contributed a goal and an assist in 11-1 NCAA Tournament first round win vs. Colgate (3/24)

International
• 2022 U18 World Championship (one goal, three assists in six games)
• 2021 U17 Five Nations (gold medal)
• 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (silver medal)
• 2020 World Selects Invitational (bronze medal, Forward of the Tournament)

Before Michigan
• Played two seasons with Tri-City Storm of the USHL
• Has 42 points in 51 games this season, with 14 goals and 28 assists
• Played 15 games with the USNTDP this season with two goals, seven assists for nine points
• In 51 games last season, had 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists, including three game-winners as Storm were Western Conference champions
• USHL second team All-Rookie Team in 2020-21
• Captain with Florida Alliance (AAA), tallied 56 goals and 55 assists in 53 games
• Florida Alliance was runner-up at the USA Hockey Nationals in 2018-19
• 2022 graduate of TPH

Personal 
• Born October 5, 2004
• Son of Rochelle and Ryan, who played college hockey at Miami (96-99) and an eight-year career in the pros
• Has a sister Taylor
• Intended major is Sport Management

 

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