|Sergei Vladimirovich Brylin
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 1.13.74 Moscow, Russia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with SKA St. Petersburg (Russia), 7.14.08
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
It's been generally regarded that Brylin for a long time has been the best utility man in the game. He can and has filled
so many roles for the Devils over the years.
That's probably why it took a few years for him to become a full timer, going up and down between the Devils and the
River Rats. Trying to find the right spot for him, but with the depth the team had, it was better to keep him playing in
Albany than waste away as a healthy scratch.
Once on the main roster, though, he did it all at one point or another. A scoring line forward, center, either wing, a
checker, part of the power play, a penalty killer... Actually, I think the only thing he hasn't done was play the point. (I'm
sure one of my friends will verify this for me, yea or nay.)
He's even played fourth line at times. It was on a more regular basis in 07-08, and it showed in his points production.
But you can't take away just how useful he was over the years. I mean, after all, useful enough to win 3 Stanley Cups.
Even while playing in the KHL (which he would do up until his retirement in 2012), he had been in contact with the
Devils about a possible return. That return ultimately came in the form of being part of the A-Devs' coaching staff.
|Entry Draft: 1992 Second Round Pick (42nd overall) by
the New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise