On Friday morning, USA Hockey announced their next nominees to be inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Included in the class of 2023 are Dustin Brown, Brian Burke, referee Brian Murphy, Olympic champion Katie King Crowley, and former New Jersey Devils captain Jaime Lagenbrunner.
A former second-round pick in the 1993 NHL Draft, the Devils acquired Lagenbrunner from the Dallas Stars on March 19, 2002, along with Joe Nieuwendyk in exchange for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay, and a 2002 first-round pick. Lagenbrunner remained in New Jersey for nine seasons playing 564 games in the red and black.
In his time with New Jersey, Lagenbrunner scored 142 goals and 243 assists for 385 points in 564 games. In 1,109 career games, Lagenbrunner played for the Stars, Devils, and St. Louis Blues. The former forward finished his career with 243 goals and 420 assists for 663 points. Lagenbrunner’s best season came in 2008-09 when he scored 29 goals and 40 assists for 69 points.
As a two-time Stanley Cup winner, Lagenbrunner claimed Lord Stanley first with the Stars in 1999. In 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games, Lagenbrunner scored 10 goals and 17 points and acted as an integral piece of the Stars claiming hockey’s ultimate prize. The Cloquet, Minnesota native’s second Stanley Cup came in New Jersey with the Devils. Head to head against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2003 final, Lagenbrunner registered two goals and an assist. Across 24 playoff games that year, he scored 11 goals and 18 points.
Lagenbrunner added to his decorated career as a two-time Olympian. The former Devils captain represented the red, white, and blue, playing for Team USA at the Winter Olympic Games in 1998 in Nagano, Japan, and in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. As the captain of Team USA in 2010, Lagenbrunner and Co. claimed the silver medal.
Additionally, Lagenbrunner played for Team USA at the IIHF World Championships in 1994, 1995, and at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Currently, Lagenbrunner is the Assistant General Manager for the Boston Bruins.