Bryce Salvador Bio

July 17, 2023

Bryce Salvador

Bryce was born in Brandon, MB, in 1976. An outdoor rink was located at the corner of the block that his childhood house was on. This rink is where hockey started for Bryce, and the Brandon Community Center became Bryce’s second home. His uncles, Devery and Darwin Ross, taught the future NHLer how to skate at the age of 3.

After playing his entire youth hockey career in Brandon, Bryce’s road to the NHL began in Lethbridge when he premiered as a gritty stay-at-home defenseman for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 1992. During a five-year career with the junior club, Bryce would help the team win the Scotty Munro Trophy, awarded to the top team in the WHL for the 1996-97 season. Bryce won the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year in 1995 before leaving Lethbridge as the fourth-ranked player in all-time games played for the franchise.

Following his time as a junior, Bryce signed to be a member of the St. Louis Blues, where he recorded 66 points over the course of seven seasons. Bryce was then traded to the NJ Devils, where he spent the remainder of his career. In January 2013, Bryce’s experience and leadership were rewarded by the Devils, as he was named the 10th Captain in team history. This was a role that he would hold until his retirement from the NHL in 2015.

In 2017, Bryce embarked on a new career in broadcasting, joining the MSG Networks team as the Devils Studio & Rinkside Analyst. This is a role he continues to serve in to date. Bryce has made additional broadcasting contributions as an “Inside-the-Glass” Analyst for TNT’s 2022 and 2023 first-round Stanley Cup Playoff games in New York.

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