Springfield Signs Brennan



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed former ECHL forward Kip Brennan.

The Stockton Thunder are the ECHL affiliate of Springfield of the AHL and the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Brennan had 16 penalty minutes in three games for South Carolina in 2008-09 and was one of the record 15 former ECHL players who helped Hershey capture the 2009 Calder Cup championship. He had four points (1g-3a) and 88 penalty minutes in 22 games for the Bears while also playing in Finland where he had three assists and 118 penalty minutes in 22 games for Helsinki.

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Brennan had five points (2g-3a) and 74 penalty minutes in 11 games with Long Beach in 2006-07 while also playing in the AHL where he had six penalty minutes in one game with Toronto and six points (4g-2a) and 67 penalty minutes in 26 regular season games and one assist and 30 penalty minutes in six playoff games with Hershey.

Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Brennan has two points (1g-1a) and 222 penalty minutes in 61 career NHL games with the Kings, the Atlanta Thrashers, the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Islanders.