For this Theme Week I decided to show a bit of love and recognition for one of the VHL's best Power Forwards & also one of the longest captains in the VHL, to ever skate on the ice - Brennan McQueen
Regular Season Career Totals: 504 GP / 296G / 311A / 607P / +197 / 1095PIM / 2518H |
As we can see, McQueen was an absolute monster of a power forward, he absolutely loved to throw his body, and was never afraid to take a fight, but all of this didn't stop him from scoring goals or landing passes, as he was over a point per game during his VHL career, and a stat that I found particularly interesting was, that his lowest hits during a regular season in his entire career was 333, which is absolutely insane to think about, he was almost always over this number except for 1 season. Fun Fact: Drafted in S35 by the..... Seattle Bears?.. Yeah, Seattle drafted him but later on decided to trade him for Edwin Encarnacion, little did they know they just gave Riga Reign their new captain for the next 7 straight seasons, who is also tied for 2nd longest serving captain in the VHL. - S37 & S38 were the seasons where McQueen won the Scott Boulet trophy, meaning he was named the leagues top two way forward.
Playoff Career Totals: 66 GP / 37G / 32A / 69P / +10 / 201PIM / 339H | Also a big playoff performer, this especially comes in play in S40, where in 16 playoff games, he netted 10 goals, assisted on 16 , for a total of 26 points, was a +9, had 51PIM, and delivered 81 hits.
This is notable because this is the first and unfortunately last time Brennan lifted the Continental Cup, with this he also received the Daisuke Kanou trophy as the Playoff MVP.
Along the way he also racked up 5 All-Star appearances.