|James Craig Langenbrunner
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 7.24.75 Cloquet, Minnesota
|How he arrived: Traded by the Dallas Stars with Joe Nieuwendyk for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay,
and Devils' 1st round pick in the 2002 E.D., 3.19.02
How he left: Traded to the Dallas Stars for a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2011 E.D., 1.8.11
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Nothing exemplifies team player more than Langenbrunner. And Lou Lamoriello loves those kind of players. Which is
why he made the move to get him. It had been stated that he was the key to the trade.
In his early days with the Stars, he was an integral part of their offense. His defensive play developed over time, and
when the Stars got Pierre Turgeon, his role shifted to playing in more key defensive times of the game.
His offensive prowess returned when he came to the Devils, reaching a career high in points his first full season. (Which
he would later top.) And after the lockout, over time, he developed into a power play specialist, often times scoring
with a rocket of a shot from the point.
In the end, though, it's all about doing whatever the team needs from him. That attitude was what ultimately lead him to
being chosen captain by Brent Sutter.
His mood seemed to change when the coaches did. It was a common belief that he (for lack of a better phrase) didn't
enjoy playing under Jacques Lemaire. It was because of these differences that when Lemaire returned from his
retirement at the end of 2010, it was believed that the clock would be ticking for him. (And sure enough, he would be
traded back to Dallas after New Year's.)
He finished his career with the Blues. A torn labrum that required surgery cut short his 2013 season. He would
announce his retirement in early 2014.
He joined the Boston Bruins organization in 2015 as a player developmental coach.
|Entry Draft: 1993 Second Round Pick (35th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise