Brendan Witt
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 02/20/1975
DRAFTED: WSH: 1993-11 overall

-Led the Islanders in blocked shots (146)
-Played in his 200th game as an Islander, 4/2 vs. MTL
-Suspended five games (2/28-3/8) for his elbow on Niklas Hagman, 2/26 vs. TOR
-Earned assists in consecutive games, 2/10-2/11: 2a
-Played in his 800th NHL game, 12/11 at PIT
-Recorded his 200th penalty minute as an Islander, 11/28 at BOS
-Earned his first point of the season in his first game back from injury, 11/21 at NJD
-Missed 12 games (10/25-11/17) with a lower-body injury
-Recorded his 1,300th NHL penalty minute, 10/13 vs. BUF
*Season Highs:
-G: 0, A: 1 (nine times, m.r. 3/27 at DET), P: 1 (nine times, m.r. 3/27 at DET)
-TOI: 25:30 (4/1 at WSH), +/-: +2 (three times, m.r. 2/10 vs. LAK), SOG: 5 (1/13 vs. NYR)
-PIM: 17 (10/13 vs. BUF), Hits: 8 (12/6 vs. ATL), Blocked Shots: 7 (2/10 vs. LAK)
*Shootout Statistics:
-2008-09: 0-1 (.000), Career: 0-1 (.000)

Led the Islanders in blocked shots (146)...Played in 800th NHL game on Dec. 11 at Pittsburgh...Suspended five games for an elbowing incident on Feb. 26 at Toronto...Played in 200th game as an Islander on Apr. 2 vs. Montreal.


2007-08: Finished second on the Islanders in blocked shots (134) and third in hits (135)...Missed 23 games due to injuries, including the last 11 with a sprained MCL.

2006-07: Tied career highs in assists (13) and points (14)...Led the Islanders with 131 penalty minutes...Finished fifth in the NHL with 207 blocked shots and tied for seventh with 231 hits...Finished third on the Islanders with a +14 rating...Played in 700th NHL game on Feb. 15 vs. Boston...Scored 100th NHL point on Mar. 10 vs. Washington.

2005-06: Split season between Nashville and Washington...Recorded career highs in assists (13), points (14) and penalty minutes (209)...Played in 600th NHL game on Dec. 27 vs. Boston.

2003-04: Ranked second on Washington in penalty minutes (123) and average time on ice (22:47)...Led Capitals defensemen in shots on goal (91) and tied for second among team defensemen in points (12)...Played in 500th NHL game on Oct. 18 at St. Louis.

2002-03: Ranked second on Washington with 106 penalty minutes.

2001-02: Led Washington in hits (168) and ranked fourth in penalty minutes (78)...Played in 400th NHL game on Jan. 30 vs. St. Louis.

2000-01: Led Washington in hits (207) and finished second on the team in blocked shots (103)...Played in 300th NHL game on Nov. 4 at Florida.

1999-00: Led the NHL with 322 hits...Ranked second on Washington in penalty minutes (114) and third in blocked shots (115).

Played in 200th NHL game on Mar. 17 vs. Dallas.

1997-98: Ranked second on Washington with 112 penalty minutes...Played in 100th NHL game on Oct. 18 vs. Montreal.

1996-97: Split season between Washington and Portland (AHL).

1995-96: Made NHL debut on Oct. 7 vs. St. Louis...Recorded first NHL points with the game-winning goal (Blaine Lacher), the only of his career, and an assist on Oct. 26 vs. Boston.

2007: Played in all five games against Buffalo in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, earning one assist...Tied for ninth in the NHL with 14 blocked shots at the end of the Quarterfinals.

2006: Co-led Nashville with 12 penalty minutes in five games.

2003: Played in all six playoff games with Washington...Scored fourth career playoff goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 15 against Tampa Bay.

2001: Played in six playoff games, scoring two goals to tie for first on Washington.

2000: Played in three playoff games.

1998: Played in career-high 16 playoff games...Recorded first playoff goal on May 9 vs. Ottawa.

1993-94: Recorded career highs in goals (8), assists (31) and points (39) in final season with Seattle (WHL)...Named to WHL First All-Star Team and Canadian Major First All-Star Team...Ranked second on Thunder Birds with 235 penalty minutes...Won Gold Medal with Canada in the World Junior Championships.

1992-93: Finished second on Seattle (WHL) with 239 penalty minutes...Named to WHL First All-Star Team.

1991-92: Played in the Memorial Cup with Seattle (WHL).

1st NHL Game: 10/07/95 vs. St. Louis
1st NHL Goal: 10/26/95 vs. Boston (Blaine Lacher)
1st NHL Assist/Point: 10/26/95 vs. Boston

100th NHL Game: 10/18/97 vs. Montreal

200th NHL Game: 3/17/99 vs. Dallas

300th NHL Game: 11/4/00 at Florida

400th NHL Game: 1/30/02 vs. St. Louis

500th NHL Game: 10/18/03 at St. Louis

600th NHL Game: 12/27/05 vs. Boston

700th NHL Game: 2/15/07 vs. Boston

800th NHL Game: 12/11/08 at Pittsburgh

100th NHL Point: 3/10/07 vs. Washington

Most Goals: 1, (23 times), Last: 1/22/08 at Carolina
Most Assists: 2, 10/18/97 at Montreal
Most Points: 2, (3 times) Last: 3/26/02 at Buffalo
Most PIM: 31, 11/17/05 at Buffalo