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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams|| Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)|
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Binghamton Senators (AHL)
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (IHL)
Nurnberg Ice Tigers (DEL)
Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Iserlohn Roosters (DEL)
|Born|| April 28 1978,|
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||2000 – 2009|
Tapper started his career by playing for the RPI Engineers of the ECAC. Through his three years on the team, he managed to work his way up from third on the team in scoring in the 1997–98 season to eventually led the team in points, goals, power-play goals (10), and game-winning goals (7) during the 1999–2000 season. He also shared the team lead with three short-handed goals and ranked third in assists. He also finished that season ranked 15th in NCAA Division I in scoring, and fourth in goals. He also led the nation with seven game-winning goals, and shared 11th with 10 power-play goals.
Following that season, he was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent on April 11, 2000. He split his first season between the Thrashers, and their IHL affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears. He played in two games during Orlando's final run for the Turner Cup. Following the collapse of the IHL, he continued to split his seasons between the Thrashers and their new AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, helping the Wolves to their first Calder Cup victory in 2001 while setting professional career highs with the Thrashers in the 2002–03 season.
However, on January 6, 2004, the Atlanta Thrashers recalled and traded Tapper to the Ottawa Senators for Daniel Corso. The Senators sent him to their AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, and at the end of the season decided not to re-sign him. On July 22, 2004, Tapper signed with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga and played one season for them and also one season for the Hannover Scorpions.
He was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers on June 26, 2006 to a one-year contract. After playing five game for their AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, Tapper returned to Germany to play another season for Hannover. After playing the next two seasons with the Iserlohn Roosters, he announced his retirement on June 25, 2009.
- 1999–2000: All-Conference First Team (ECAC)
- 1999–2000: East Second All-American Team (NCAA)
- 2000–2001: Turner Cup Orlando Solar Bears
- 2001–2002: Calder Cup Chicago Wolves
|2000–01||Orlando Solar Bears||IHL||45||7||9||16||39||2||0||0||0||2|
|2004–05||Nurnberg Ice Tigers||DEL||50||26||23||49||101||6||0||2||2||18|
- Brad Tapper's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brad Tapper - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Brad Tapper's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Brad Tapper's NHL player profile
- Brad Tapper at TSN.ca
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