Langenbrunner played from 1990 to 1993 in ice hockey team of the Cloquet High School. NHL Entry Draft 1993, he was pulled in the second round as 35 of the Dallas Stars and then moved into the Canadian Junior Football League OHL with the Peterborough Petes.
His start in the NHL was slow. In the 1994/95 season, the Stars took him for three games in the NHL. The next season he played in the IHL with the Michigan K- Wings and was only allowed to twelve times in the NHL on the ice. Only in the 1996/97 season he was able to prevail for the final. 1998 Langenbrunner was a member of the Olympic team of the United States at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. In the season 1998/99 he won with the Dallas Stars their first Stanley Cup.
He moved along with Joe Nieuwendyk in the 2001/ 02 season to the New Jersey Devils, in return came, among others Jason Arnott to Dallas. Even with New Jersey in 2003, he could win the Stanley Cup. In the season 2002/ 03 he was charged with eleven goals and seven assists for the top scorer of the play-offs.
In the time of the NHL lockout in the 2004/05 season he played each eleven major rounds and eleven play-off games for the ERC Ingolstadt in DEL, but he scored a total of three goals and eight assists.
July 1st, 2006 Langenbrunner extended his contract with the New Jersey Devils for a further five years. His salary was 2.8 million U.S. dollars per year. In January 2011 he was transferred for a third- round option for the NHL Entry Draft in 2011 to the Dallas Stars, for whom he had played from 1995 to 2002.
On July 6, 2011 Langenbrunner signed a contract for one year with the St. Louis Blues.
An injury Langenbrunner was in the shortened NHL season 2012/2013 only 4 games and finished his career after the season.
Awards and achievements
- 2010 Silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )