Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Lauer
Left winger Brad Lauer was a tenacious worker whose career lasted over 300 NHL games. He spent most of his playing days in the New York Islanders' organization and was useful as a defensive worker and forechecker during his career.

Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Lauer played junior with the WHL's Regina Pats. He was chosen 34th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1985 Entry Draft and registered consecutive 30-goal seasons as an amateur.

The industrious winger played solid defence and saw a bit of time on the power play as an NHL rookie in 1987. The next year, he scored a personal high 17 goals before adopting almost exclusively a checking role over the next three years. Lauer also battled injuries periodically and was a part time player in Chicago, Ottawa, and Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s. He retired in 2000 after recording three straight 20-goal seasons for the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks and toiling admirably for the Utah Grizzlies.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL
1983-84 Regina Pats WHL 60 5 7 12 51 16 0 1 1 24
1984-85 Regina Pats WHL 72 33 46 79 57 8 6 6 12 9
1985-86 Regina Pats WHL 57 36 38 74 69 10 4 5 9 2
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 61 7 14 21 65 0 6 2 0 2 4
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 69 17 18 35 67 +13 5 3 1 4 4
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 14 3 2 5 2 -2
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 8 1 5 6 0
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL 63 6 18 24 19 +5 4 0 2 2 10
1989-90 Springfield Indians AHL 7 4 2 6 0
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 44 4 8 12 45 -6
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 11 5 11 16 14
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 8 1 0 1 2 -2
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -3 7 1 1 2 2
1991-92 Indianapolis Ice IHL 57 24 30 54 46
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 1 1 2 -1
1992-93 Indianapolis Ice IHL 62 50 41 91 80 5 3 1 4 6
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 30 2 5 7 6 -15
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 32 21 21 42 30 4 1 0 1 2
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 51 32 27 59 48 4 4 2 6 6
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 4 1 5 6 -5 12 1 1 2 4
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 53 25 27 52 44
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 64 27 21 48 61 14 4 6 10 8
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 68 22 33 55 74 -3 10 0 3 3 12
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 78 31 30 61 68 -22
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 71 26 22 48 73 +1 5 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 73 15 23 38 70 +2
2001-02 Sheffield Steelers Britain 47 13 13 26 62 7 1 3 4 6
NHL Totals 323 44 67 111 218 34 7 5 12 24


IHL First All-Star Team (1993) Missed majority of 1988-89 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1988. Traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with Brent Sutter for Adam Creighton and Steve Thomas, October 25, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, January 3, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 10, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain) and named Assistant Playing Coach, August 25, 2001.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach by Kootenay (WHL), August 7, 2002.