Brian Rolston (born February 21, 1973 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.
Rolston is considered a utility forward, as he can play as a centre, left wing and right wing competently. The 6'2', 214 pound lefty is best known for his highly regarded two-way ability.
Rolston was drafted in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils as their second pick in the first round. He has played for the New Jersey Devils, the Colorado Avalanche and then was traded to the Boston Bruins. He scored a then career high 62 points, including an impressive 9 shorthanded goals in 2001–02 with the Bruins. Within his career he has scored a total of 33 shorthanded goals.
Rolston signed with the Minnesota Wild as an unrestricted free agent on July 8, 2004, though his debut with the Wild didn't take place until the 2005–06 season due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Rolston often quarterbacked the Minnesota Wild's powerplay (a task normally given to a defenceman) due to his booming shot from the point and strong two-way ability. During the season, he was an on-ice leader and was one of the Minnesota Wild's top scorers, scoring a new...