Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Bradley
Centre Brian Bradley was an excellent puckhandler and skater who played 13 NHL seasons in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a clever passer whose creative talents were often on display with the man advantage.

Bradley scored 295 points in three seasons with the OHL's London Knights. He was chosen 52nd overall by the Calgary Flames at the 1983 Entry Draft then returned to junior for further development. In 1985, he averaged two points a game while helping Canada win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships.

The Flames sent him to the AHL to work on his game but he did impress with 28 points in 40 games in 1986-87. His defensive game was questioned by coach Bob Johnson and the club was very deep at forward. Bradley joined the Canadian National Team for the 1987-88 season and participated at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Shortly after the tournament, Bradley was traded to the Vancouver Canucks.

The tricky pivot was a solid playmaker and power play specialist for parts of four seasons in Vancouver. In January 1991, the Canucks sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs for mobile defenceman Tom Kurvers. His play was up and down on the mediocre Leafs and the club opted to leave him unprotected in the Expansion Draft. Bradley was chosen by the Tampa Bay Lightning and went on to play his best hockey.

In 1992-93, Bradley scored a personal high 42 goals and played in his first All-Star Game. He recorded two more 20-goal seasons and played in the 1994 All-Star Game until injuries began to interfere with his career. Bradley retired in 1998 after dressing for only 14 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A 42 31 40 71 59
1980-81 Wexford Raiders ON-Jr.A 4 1 1 2 2
1981-82 London Knights OHL 62 34 44 78 34
1982-83 London Knights OHL 67 37 82 119 37 3 1 0 1 0
1983-84 London Knights OHL 49 40 60 100 24 4 2 4 6 0
1984-85 London Knights OHL 32 27 49 76 22 8 5 10 15 4
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 7 9 5 14 2
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -3 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 59 23 42 65 40 10 6 9 15 4
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 40 10 18 28 16 +6
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 20 12 16 28 8
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 47 18 19 37 42
1987-88 Canada Olympics 7 0 4 4 0
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 3 5 8 6 -3
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 18 27 45 42 -5 7 3 4 7 10
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 19 29 48 65 +5
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 44 11 20 31 42 -2
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 26 0 11 11 20 -7
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 10 21 31 48 -3
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 42 44 86 92 -24
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 24 40 64 56 -8
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 13 27 40 42 -6
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 23 56 79 77 -11 5 0 3 3 6
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 7 17 24 16 +2
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 5 7 6 -9
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 651 182 321 503 528 13 3 7 10 16


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993, 1994) Traded to Vancouver by Calgary with Peter Bakovic and Kevan Guy for Craig Coxe, March 6, 1988. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for Tom Kurvers, January 12, 1991. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992.
Missed majority of 1997-98 season and entire 1998-99 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, November 11, 1997.
Officially announced retirement, October 23, 1999.
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