Brandon Dubinsky joined the Portland Winter Hawks as a 16-year-old rookie and played his entire junior career with the WHL team. By his sophomore season, he was one of the leading scorers on the team, as well as a top penaty taker. Over the course of his WHL career, Dubinsky learned to be more disciplined, but continued to be a prolific scorer.
Dubinsky was chosen by the New York Rangers in the second round, 60th overall, of the 2004 NHL Draft.
After the end of the 2005-06 WHL playoff season, Dubinsky joined the Hartford Wolf Pack and really made a splash in the AHL playoffs, In 11 games, he recorded 5 goals and 5 assists. He came into the 2006-07 pre-season hoping to fill one of the few available Rangers' roster spots, however, was returned to Hartford to begin the season there.
He returned to his third Rangers' training camp this past Fall, determined that he would make the team, and he is an NHL roster member to begin the 2007-08 season. Gritty and good at face-offs, the coaching staff has used Dubinsky in several line combinations, including on the NHL team's top line with Jaromir Jagr.
Dubinsky has been dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the deal that sent Rick Nash to the New York Rangers.