It seemed unlikely Rust would become a playoff hero on offense since he was known more than a defensive forward and a tenacious fore checker and penalty-killer. During the Pittsburgh Penguins run to the Stanley Cup in 2016, Rust became the eighth rookie in NHL history to score multiple goals in a Game 7, which came in the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It seemed unlikely Rust would become a playoff hero on offense since he was known more than a defensive forward and a tenacious fore checker and penalty-killer. After completing a two-year stint with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Rust attended Notre Dame, starting as a true freshman in 2010-11 shortly after being selected by the Penguins in the third round (No.
At Notre Dame, Rust was a reliable two-way forward who finished his collegiate career with a plus-53 rating in 161 games and was plus-25 his junior season. As a senior, he served as an alternate captain and helped lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Tournament.
Two nights later, he scored his first NHL goal in a 4-2 victory against the Lightning. Rust scored 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) in 57 games in 2016-17 and had nine points (seven goals, two assists) in 23 playoff games to help the Penguins repeat as champions.
American ice hockey player Bryan Rust Born (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 28) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S. Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)Position Right WingS hoots Right NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Draft 80th overall, 2010Pittsburgh Penguins Playing career 2014–present Rust playing with Notre Dame during his senior year Rust raises the Stanley Cup in Nashville, 2017.
Rust would enjoy a breakout year in 2016, due to injuries in the Penguins organization. After recording 8 points in 33 games in the 2015–16 season, Rust signed a 2-year extension with Pittsburgh, along with fellow players Scott Wilson, and Tom Kühnhackl.
On May 26, 2016, at the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Rust became the 8th rookie in history to get multiple goals in a game 7. On December 5, 2016, Rust first recorded his first career hat-trick in an 8–5 win over the Ottawa Senators.
On April 20, 2017, Rust scored two pivotal goals, including the game-winner, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round meeting between the Penguins and the Blue Jackets. The Penguins ultimately won the game 5–2, and the series 4–1.
He later went on to score the game (and series) winning goal in Game 7 of the Penguins next playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Elimination” after scoring goals in game sevens.
As a pending free agent after the 2017–18 season, Rust recorded career highs in assists and points. He helped propel the Penguins to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, where they would lose in the second round to the Washington Capitals.
On June 26, 2018, Rust signed a four-year contract to stay with the Penguins. The contract carries an annual average value of $3.5 million.
Rust is the younger brother of retired AHL player Matt Rust who also played for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins during the 2011–12 AHL season. Rust, also known as Rusty, has a mild speech impediment, but through his life he has learned to not let this affect his confidence.
Rust graduated from Notre Dame May 2014 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business. Medal record Men's ice hockey Representing United States World Junior U18 Championships2010 Belarus Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM 2009United StatesU17 6 1 1 2 2 2010 United States WJC18 7 4 2 6 4 Junior totals 13 5 3 8 6 ^ a b NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results”.
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All Season TypesPostReg Bryan Rust Stats | Hockey-Reference.com 1/3 Always cash-strapped, the Pittsburgh Penguins chose to lock up one of their young defense man to a long-term deal at a reasonable deal in what they hope will be a bargain down the road.
Following four solid individual seasons, Penguins forward Bryan Rust broke out in 2019-2020, scoring 27 goals and assisting 29 more. © Provided by RADIO.COM Rust was one of only 21 NHL players to appear in more than ten games and average a point per game or better last year, joining teammates Sidney Crosby, Even Main and Jake Genteel.
“In the off season, I was just trying to continue what I did last summer and kind of build on it, just work on my weaknesses and work hard on all aspects of my game, said Rust, who expressed desire to be more of a calm, but vocal leader in Pittsburgh's locker room. With production comes more responsibility and more opportunity, as Rust has been thrust onto the Penguins' top power play unit, a group hoping to atone for a dismal finish to a lackluster year of man-advantage hockey.
The Penguins finished 16th in the NHL in power play percentage and went 3-of-17 in their surprising playoff series loss to Montreal. But Rust's development and demeanor could help with that and is something Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has an eye on.
But a player who once was frequently moved throughout the lineup seems to have found a home on the second line during training camp, where he has flanked a group centered by Even Main, with Jason Tucker on the other side. He has shown the capability of playing as a top six wingers and has developed chemistry with both Crosby and Main which, despite their talents, is no easy task due to the contrasting styles of the two superstars.
Rust thinks of Crosby as “the ultimate grinder,” while Main is “a little more methodical.” Rust's wife is set to deliver the couple's first child this spring.
Tuesday is in the books, and with it, the second day of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp as they prepare to begin an abbreviated 2020-21 season in exactly one week against the Philadelphia Flyers. Much like we saw when camp opened on Monday, players ran through a gamut of drills with their position groups, doing everything in their power to be ready for when the puck drops in seven days.
Main’s ‘Gold’ side, backstopped by goalie Tristan Carry skated away to a 3-0 victory on the back of goals by Jason Tucker, Colton Previous, and Bryant Rust. Following the day’s on-ice work, head coach Mike Sullivan sat down with the media to answer an array of questions and the Penguins bench boss spoke at length about the goal tending situation with Tristan Carry as the starter and heaped praise on Jake Genteel.
Last up on Sullivan’s player rundowns for Tuesday was forward Jake Genteel, who as you will remember went down to a shoulder injury last season but the pandemic shutdown allowed him to return for the playoffs. Aside from Sullivan, players Genteel, Matheson, and fellow teammate Evan Rodrigues held court with the media on Tuesday following practice.
Genteel said his confidence is high, and he hopes it translates to success on the ice while Matheson was impressed with the level of speed the Penguins play with. Rodrigues discussed his brief stint with the Penguins last season and how a conversation with Sullivan when he was traded away helped him return to Pittsburgh as a free agent.
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