Defenseman Brad Tiley hoped to make a solid impression on the Phialdelphia Flyers' coaching staff at training camp in 2001. He was a fine playmaking rearguard for years in junior and the IHL before catching on a bit in the NHL during the late 90s.
Born in Markdale, Ontario Tiley played junior B in nearby Owen Sound then spent three years with the OHA's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was claimed 84th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1991 after helping the Soo reach the Memorial Cup tournament. He as named to the tourney's all-star team then spent his first six pro seasons in the AHL and IHL.
After signing with the Phoenix Coyotes in 1997, Tiley played a few NHL games for them over the next two seasons. In 1999-00 he scored 14 goals for the Springfield Indians of the AHL, was the winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the league's top defenseman and was placed on the first all-star team. Shortly thereafter he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent then played a couple of games for his new club while serving as a regular in the AHL.