IHL Rookie Profile – “Bubba” Berenzweig

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL ROOKIE PROFILE


Andrew "Bubba" Berenzweig
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 8/8/77
Birth Place: Arlington Heights, IL

Season GP G A Pim +/- PTS Teams

1999-00 79 4 23 27 - 49 Milwaukee Admirals
1999-00 2 0 0 0 0 0 Nashville Predators
1998-99 42 7 24 38 0 31 University of Michigan
1997-98 45 8 11 32 0 19 University of Michigan
1996-97 38 7 12 49 0 19 University of Michigan
1995-96 42 4 8 4 0 12 University of Michigan

Bubba was drafted by the New York Islanders as their fifth selection (109th
overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Bubba was captain of the 1996 NCAA
champion Michigan Wolverines and was named to the 1998 CCHA All-Star Second
Team and to the 1998 NCAA championship All-Tournament Team. Bubba is a solid
stay at home type of defenceman, but is known to join the rush occasionally.
He rarely gets caught out of position and is a good skater and a puckhandler.
Has a good hard shot with a quick release. Clears the net well
and sees the ice well when starting a breakout from his own end. Bubba is a
proven winner and with time in Milwaukee to polish his skills he should
see time on the Predators blueline.
Andrew was named IHL’s US-Born Rookie of the Year (McKenzie Trophy) for
1999-2000 season.

IHL FASTFACTS

On March 25, 1957 the Cincinnati Mohawks capture an IHL record fifth
consecutive Turner Cup, sweeping the Indianapolis Chiefs in a best-of-five
series.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

On June 13,1987 Pierre Turgeon is the youngest player picked first overall
in NHL history at 17 years 10 months old.

DID YOU KNOW

The first European Championship was played in 1910.

IHL TRANSACTIONS

None to report.

IHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS


Top Rookie Scorers

PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS

Petr Schastlivy Grand Rapids 17 8 7 15
Nils Ekman Long Beach 5 3 3 6
Chris Szysky Grand Rapids 15 2 3 5
Karel Rachunek Grand Rapids 9 0 5 5
Kyle Calder Clevland 9 2 2 4
Andrew Berenzweig Milwaukee 3 1 2 3
Geoff Peters Cleveland 7 0 3 3
Dan Synder Orlando 6 1 2 3

Top Rookie Plus/Minus

ROOKIE TEAM +/-

Philippe Plante Grand Rapids 9
Petr Schastlivy Grand Rapids 9
Karel Rachunek Grand Rapids 5
Konstanti Gorovikov Grand Rapids 3
Chris Szysky Grand Rapids 3