Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Lukowich
Born in Cranbrook, BC, Brad Lukowich played Tier II junior with the hometown Colts before joining the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL in 1992-93. The New York Islanders took him 90th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft after contributing to a Memorial Cup championship. The young backliner then returned to junior for two more seasons and won a second Memorial Cup in 1995.

Before he had a chance to play for the Islanders, Lukowich was traded to the Dallas Stars in June, 1996. In his first two pro seasons he learned the ropes with the Michigan K-Wings of the IHL and was recalled briefly to Dallas. Lukowich also took part in eight playoff games during the team's drive to the Stanley Cup in 1999. In 1999-00, the rugged youngster averaged nearly 12 minutes in 60 games for the Stars before his breakthrough performance. Lukowich played 80 games for Dallas in 2000-01 and registered a fine +28 rating along with 14 points.

After one more season in Dallas, Lukowich was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning where he became an on-ice leader leading the Lightning to their first playoff appearance in six years in 2002-03 and helping them capture their first Stanley Cup title the following year.

In the summer of 2005, the former Kamloops Blazer signed as a free-agent with the New York Islanders and went on to spend the majority of the season on Long Island before being acquired by the New Jersey Devils at the NHL trading deadline.

Following parts of two seasons in New Jersey, Lukowich returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning signing a three-year contact as an unrestricted free agent. In his return to Tampa, Lukowich had one goal and six assists in 59 games. His stint in Tampa Bay came to a quick end when he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 2008.

In 2009-10, Brad was a victim of the numbers game in Vancouver and was unable to crack the Canucks' lineup. As a result he appeared in just 13 games for the club, spending the majority of the season with the AHL's Texas Stars.

On July 15, 2010, Lukowich inked a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars as an unrestricted free agent.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Cranbrook Colts RMJHL 54 21 41 62 162
1992-93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 42 5 11 16 166 16 0 1 1 35
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 3 0 2 2 0
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 63 10 35 45 125 18 0 7 7 21
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 1 3 4 0
1995-96 Kamloops Blazers WHL 65 14 55 69 114 13 2 10 12 29
1996-97 Michigan K-Wings IHL 69 2 6 8 77 4 0 1 1 2
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 1 1 2 -2
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 60 6 27 33 104 -7 4 0 4 4 14
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 14 1 2 3 19 +3 8 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 67 8 21 29 95 +1
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 60 3 1 4 50 -14
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 80 4 10 14 76 +28 10 1 0 1 4
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 66 1 6 7 40 -1
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70 1 14 15 46 +4 9 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 5 14 19 24 +29 18 0 2 2 6
2004-05 Fort Worth Brahmas CHL 16 3 5 8 33 0
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 57 1 12 13 32 -3
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 18 1 7 8 8 +3 9 0 0 0 4
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 4 8 12 36 +1 11 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 59 1 6 7 20 -15
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 58 0 8 8 12 +5 6 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Texas Stars AHL 29 3 15 18 10 0
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 1 1 2 4 +5
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 0 +2
2010-11 Texas Stars AHL 67 4 23 27 59 -14 6 1 0 1 2
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 67 4 22 26 40 -13
NHL Totals 658 23 90 113 369 71 1 5 6 22


Traded to Dallas by NY Islanders for Dallas' 3rd round choice (Robert Schnabel) in 1997 Entry Draft, June 1, 1996. Traded to Minnesota by Dallas with Manny Fernandez for Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Joel Lundqvist) in 2000 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 4th round choice (later traded back to Minnesota, later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Aaron Rome) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 12, 2000. Traded to Dallas by Minnesota with Minnesota's 3rd (Yared Hagos) and 9th (Dale Sullivan) round choices in 2001 Entry Draft for Aaron Gavey, Pavel Patera, Dallas' 8th round choice (Eric Johansson) in 2000 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Aaron Rome) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas with Dallas' 7th round choice (Jay Rosehill) in 2003 Entry Draft for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Tampa Bay, later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Tobias Stephan) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Fort Worth (CHL), September 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 11, 2005. Traded to New Jersey by NY Islanders for New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Jonas Ahnelov) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 3, 2007. Traded to San Jose by Tampa Bay with Dan Boyle for Matt Carle, Ty Wishart, San Jose's 1st round choice (later traded to Ottawa, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft and San Jose's 4th round choice (James Mullin) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 4, 2008. Traded to Vancouver by San Jose with Christian Ehrhoff for Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi, August 28, 2009. Assigned to Texas (AHL) by Vancouver, October 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 16, 2010.