Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Bradley
Matt Bradley was born in Stittsville, Ontario on June 13, 1978. A junior with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, Bradley was the fourth selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

An offensively gifted forward, Bradley played three seasons in Kingston and topped 83 points in his final year before making his professional debut during the 1998-99 season. Although he went on to play one game with the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblade in 1996-97, Bradley spent the next two season honing his skills in the AHL before making his NHL debut in 2000-01.

After splitting the 2000-01 season, between the NHL and AHL, Bradley became a regular with the Sharks in 2001-02 and went on to play one more season with the club before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March, 2003. His stay in Pittsburgh would also last a mere season, as he was acquired by the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2005.

On the international stage, Bradley represented his homeland at the 1998 World Junior Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Cumberland Grads ON-Jr.A 49 13 20 33 18
1995-96 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 55 10 14 24 17 6 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Kingston frontenacs OHL 65 24 24 48 41 5 0 4 4 2
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1997-98 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 55 33 50 83 24 +13 8 3 4 7 7
1997-98 Canada WJC-A 7 1 1 2 4
1998-99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 79 23 20 43 57 +9 10 1 4 5 4
1999-00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 80 22 19 41 81 -1 9 6 3 9 9
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 21 1 1 2 19 0
2000-01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 22 5 8 13 16 -2 1 1 0 1 5
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 54 9 13 22 43 +22 10 0 0 0 0
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 2 3 5 37 -1
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 7 9 16 65 -27
2004-05 EC Dornbirner Bulldogs Austria-2 6 5 2 7 18
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 74 7 12 19 72 -8
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 57 4 9 13 47 -5
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 77 7 11 18 74 +1 7 0 2 2 2
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 81 5 6 11 59 -1 14 2 4 6 0
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 77 10 14 24 47 +6 7 1 2 3 2
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 61 4 7 11 68 -3 9 0 0 0 4
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 45 3 5 8 31 -3
2012-13 TuTo Turku Finland-2 1 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 675 59 90 149 562 47 3 8 11 8


Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Wayne Primeau, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Dornbirn (Austria-2), November 14, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 18, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by TuTo Turku (Finland-2), October 29, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to injury, November 1, 2012 and resulting surgery.