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Brian Bradley
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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Calgary Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 21 1965 (1965-01-21) (age 51),
Kitchener, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 51st overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 1986 – 1999


Brian Bradley (born 21 January 1965) is a former professional player from Kitchener, Ontario. Bradley played for a number of different hockey teams in several different leagues. He played for the London Knights in the early 1980s before being selected in 51st overall, in the 3rd round, by the Calgary Flames in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Bradley spent a season with the Canadian National Team before moving to the National Hockey League (NHL) for good.


Playing careerEdit

After palyong junior hockey with the London Knights, Bradley was drafted 51st overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Brian Bradley's NHL debut came in the 1985–86 season with the Calgary Flames, where he saw very limited action (only 5 regular season games and one playoff game), although his first playoff game was during the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. He would spent most of the season with the Moncton Golden Flames (Calgary's minor league team), where he was linemates with future superstar Brett Hull.

In 1988, after arriving back from playing with Canadian National Team, where he spend most of the 1986–87 NHL season playing, Bradley was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. During the 1989 playoffs, Bradley would tie rookie Trevor Linden with a team-leading 7 points in seven games. His best regular season totals with the Canucks came in the 1989–90 season when he scored a team respectable 48 points and was awarded The Canuck's "Most Exciting Player" Award by Canuck fans. He started out the 1990–91 season playing strongly, only to be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for mobile defenceman Tom Kurvers.

In 1992, the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired him in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft, and he would become the team's first star. He would score the team's first preseason goal against the Minnesota North Stars. He would set personal highs in goals, assists and points before the All-Star Break. At the end of Tampa Bay's inaugural season, Bradley lead the team with a career high 42 goals and 86 points. He played well enough throughout the season that he also made his NHL All-Star debut. In 1995–96 he set a personal high of 56 assists. That same year the Lightning debuted in the NHL playoffs. The next season (1996–97) Brian Bradley would score the first goal in the history of the Ice Palace Arena. Unfortunately, he would be sidelined for most of the rest of the season due to nagging injuries. He would play with the Lightning until retiring due to chronic injuries on 23 December, 1999.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 20 12 16 28 8 6 3 3 6 16
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 40 10 18 28 16
1987–88 Canadian Nat'l Int'l 54 18 23 41 42
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 3 5 8 6
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 18 27 45 42 7 3 4 7 10
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 19 29 48 65
1990–91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 44 11 20 31 42
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 26 0 11 11 20
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 10 21 31 48
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 42 44 86 92
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 24 40 64 56
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 13 27 40 42
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 23 56 79 77 5 0 3 3 6
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 7 17 24 16
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 5 7 6
NHL totals 651 182 321 503 528 13 3 7 10 16

NHL jersey numbersEdit

NHL ALL-Star jersey numbersEdit

  • 1992–93, #14
  • 1993–94, #19


ReferencesEdit

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