Brendan Walsh is a proven winner, having won championships on several levels. He won on the high school level with Catholic Memorial, won the USHL title while playing for the Omaha Lancers, won two Beanpot titles at Boston University and won Hockey East and national championships at Maine. On the international level, Walsh won a silver medal at the Tampere Cup with the U.S. National Team.
Walsh is known as an intense player. At 5’10 and 200 pounds, he amassed over 280 penalty minutes in each of his final two seasons with Providence. On Nov. 24, 2004, Walsh set the Providence Bruins single-game record with 43 penalty minutes in a 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phantoms. In 244 professional games, Walsh had 26 goals and 42 assists for 68 points while amassing an amazing 1,383 penalty minutes.
Walsh has significant experience coaching in clinics and camps. In the summer of 2004, Walsh coached in the USA Hockey Satellite Program and was a coach in the Blue Chip Hockey League. He was a skating and skills instructor with Paul Vincent Dynamic Skating for five years and in 1998 coached in the New England College Development League.
Walsh began his professional playing career with the Jackson Bandits of the ECHL in 2000-01 and played stints with the Cleveland Lumberjacks (IHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), San Antonio Rampage (AHL) and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (ECHL).
Walsh played four seasons in Hockey East, including his final two seasons with the Maine Black Bears. He was part of Maine’s national championship team in 1999 and was captain of Maine’s Hockey East Tournament champion team in 2000. He totalled seven goals, 13 assists and 58 penalty minutes in 30 games for Maine in 1998-99 and had a 9-21-30 scoring line with 106 penalty minutes in 39 games for the Black Bears in 1999-2000.
Late Maine head coach Shawn Walsh (no relation) called Brendan Walsh the “heart and soul” of the Maine national championship team in 1999. Before transferring to Maine, Walsh played two seasons at Boston University, totalling 37 points (13-24-37) and 173 penalty minutes in 65 games.
Prior to playing at BU, Walsh played for the Omaha Lancers and was a USHL All-Star, helping the team to the USHL championship in 1995. Later that season, he was selected to the U.S. National Team. He is a 1993 graduate of Catholic Memorial, where he was a Catholic Conference All-Star.
Brendan resides in Dorchester.