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Record-breaker Brust hoping his AHL play earns him eventual NHL job

Dec 9, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

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Barry Brust hasn’t played in an NHL game since 2007 with the L.A. Kings, but his recent run of hot play in the AHL has him thinking big for when the lockout ends.

Ben Kuzma of The Province spoke with the 29 year-old Abbotsford Heat netminder and new AHL shutout streak record holder to find out he’s itching for the chance to get back in the NHL.

“The way I’ve grown and the success I’ve had at AHL level, I’m ready to make the next step,” said Brust. “It’s going to take a few steps and a few bounces but I’m prepared for it.”

The issue Brust will run into being in the Calgary Flames’ system is the other two goalies he’s sharing time with in Abbotsford. Former first-round pick Leland Irving as well as upstart Danny Taylor.

Backing up Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary is a tough job because it means a lot of time waiting for a chance to play, but Brust feels he’s ready for that second chance at NHL glory.

  1. lordfletcher - Dec 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    I completely understand the reasons for the Wild organization and Brust to go their separate ways (The Wild have a ridonk amount of riches in goalie prospects) but could you imagine if he was still playing under contract with the Wild…

    Backstrom / Harding / Hackett / Kuemper / Gustafsson …… Brust.

    WOW.

    Good for Brust, wish you nothing but the best….

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