Defenceman Brad Schlegel played a few games for the Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames in the early 90s. He was a fine playmaker and gritty leader who excelled in junior and on the international stage for Canada.
The native of Kitchener, Ontario was taken 144th overall by the Caps in 1988 after recording 76 points for the OHL's London Knights. Rather than opt for the minors, he decided to further his development as a player with the Canadian national team. He spent several years with the squad and participated in the 1991 World Championships and 1992 Albertville Olympics where he won a silver medal.
Following the Olympics, Schlegel played 15 games for Washington then took part in the World Championships. He then spent the next two years splitting his time between the minors and the NHL. In 1993-94 he scored his lone NHL goal for the Calgary Flames but opted to return to international hockey. He was a top performer for Canada when they won silver at the 1994 Liilehammer Olympics and took parts in the 1995 World Championships. Schlegel retired in 1997 after playing domestically in Austria and Germany for three years.