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Brian Rafalski

Full name: Brian Christopher Rafalski
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: September 28, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: New Jersey Devils, Newark (USA) / Detroit Red Wings, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

A defenseman, Brian Rafalski played for the University of Wisconsin from 1991-95 but was not drafted by the NHL. He went to Europe, playing with Brynäs IF Gavle of the Swedish League, and then later in Finland with HPK Hameenlinna, and HIFK Helsinki. In both 1997 and 1999 he was awarded the Pekka Rautakallio Trophy as the best defenseman in the SM-Liiga, and in 1999 won the Kultainen Kypärä Award as the best player in the league. Rafalski moved up to the NHL in 1999 with the New Jersey Devils, and has since played for the Detroit Red Wings. In 1999-000 he was named to the NHL All-Rookie team, and he has played in two NHL All-Star Games (2004, 2007). He has played on three Stanley Cup Champions, with the Devils in 2000 and 2003, and the Red Wings in 2008, and also played in Stanley Cup finals in 2000 and 2009. Internationally, Rafalski has played in two Winter Olympics, and played for the USA at the 1992 and 1993 World Junior Championships, the 1995 and 1999 World Championships, and the 2005 World Cup.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 8
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM P/M SOG TG IG S% S#
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 2002-02-09 1 2 2 6 7
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 2002-02-24 CAN 5, USA 2 0 0 1 0 3 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2002-02-22 USA 3, RUS 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 2002-02-20 USA 5, GER 0 0 +1 0 1 2 2
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Group D Match #2 1 2002-02-15 USA 6, FIN 0 0 +3 0 0 1 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Group D Match #4 1T 2002-02-16 USA 2, RUS 2 0 0 0 1 2 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey United States USA Group D Match #5 1 2002-02-18 USA 8, BLR 1 2 +2 0 0 1 0
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 8 2006-02-15 0 2 0 -3 5
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 2006-02-22 FIN 4, USA 3 0 1 0 0 1 4
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #3 1T 2006-02-15 USA 3, LAT 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #9 2 2006-02-18 SVK 2, USA 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #12 2 2006-02-19 SWE 2, USA 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
2006 Winter 32 Torino Ice Hockey United States USA Group B Match #15 2 2006-02-21 RUS 5, USA 4 0 0 0 -3 3 3
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 2010-02-16 4 4 2 +7 11
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 2010-02-28 CAN 3, USA 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2010-02-26 USA 6, FIN 1 0 2 2 +2 1 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2010-02-24 USA 2, SUI 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Group A Match #1 1 2010-02-16 USA 3, SUI 1 0 0 0 +1 1 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Group A Match #3 1 2010-02-18 USA 6, NOR 1 2 0 0 +2 3 1
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Ice Hockey United States USA Group A Match #6 1 2010-02-21 USA 5, CAN 3 2 1 0 +2 3 1
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