Brent Kelly Top Point Producer While Leading Langenthal to 2011-12 Championship

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Brent Kelly. Photo courtesy of: eishockey.ch

In each of his three years in Switzerland’s National B, Ontario Hockey League grad Brent Kelly has been in the top five among point-getters. In 2011-12, he tied for the lead with 68 points, the exact same total that placed him fourth the year before. In his first year, he scored 41 goals and totaled 92 points, placing him second in goals and third in points. His first year was spent with Olten and the past two have been with Langenthal.

Just the facts:

  • Brent Kelly leads Switzerland’s National League B in points for both the 2011-12 regular season and playoffs.
  • Kelly played four years in the OHL with the Guelph Storm and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
  • In 3 years of play in Switzerland, Brent has 228 points in 137 regular seasons games – 1.37 pts/gm.
  • Kelly’s greatest output to date was 2006-07 when he led the CHL in goals (42) and finished 3rd in points (95).

Brent Kelly played four years in the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-99 to 2001-02. His first three years were spent with the Guelph Storm and his final season was played with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. With the Sault, Brent led the team in goals with 38 and points with 70.

Undrafted, Kelly spent a good part of six years between 2002-03 and 2007-08 in the American Hockey League. However, in 2006-07 he dropped down to the CHL’s Arizona Sundogs and had a stellar offensive season. In just 55 games, Brent’s 42 goals led the league and his 95 points placed him third. His last season in North America was 2007-08, spent with the Lake Erie Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.

Taking his scoring abilties to Europe for the first time in 2008-09, Kelly led Denmark’s AL-Get Ligaen in goals and points while playing for Herning. He has since been playing in Switzerland and is under contract by Langenthal until the end of the 2013-14 season.

The National League B playoffs were completed on March 27, 2012 with Kelly’s Langenthal capturing their first championship since 2000-01. Langenthal beat Lausanne HC in six games. During the regular season, it was just Lausanne that finished ahead of Langenthal in the standings of the ten team league. Just like the regular season, Brent Kelly led all in points with 22 points in 17 games.

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