Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Tapper
Brad Tapper was born April 27, 1978 in Scarborough, Ontario. A graduate of the ECAC's Rensselear Polythecnic Institute, Tapper played three seasons of NCAA hockey before signing as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers in at the end of his Junior year in 2000.

An offensively gifted player, Tapper tallied 116 points (65 goals, 51 assists) in 106 career games at RPI before joining the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears in the fall of 2000. In his first season of pro hockey, the Scarborough, ON native helped Orlando capture the last ever Turner Cup title before moving on to the AHL's Chicago Wolves the following year. Although he spent the majority of his first pro season in the minors, Tapper still managed to suit up for 16 games with the Thrashers registering his first NHL points (two goals, three assists).

With a Turner Cup title in his inaugural season of professional hockey, Tapper joined another winning organization in 2001-02, the AHL's Chicago Wolves. Yet again the young forward was part of a championship team, as the Wolves captured their first ever Calder Cup title in a five game series win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers while suiting up for 20 games with the team's parent club in Atlanta.

In 2002-03 Tapper split his time yet again with the AHL's Wolves while playing in a career high 35 games with Atlanta before being dealt to the Ottawa Senators in the early stages of the 2003-04 NHL season.

Following a pair of seasons competing overseas in Germany, Tapper was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2006. He played only five games with the Flyers' AHL affiliate before he returned to Germany and later signed as a free agent with Iserlohn.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Wexford Raiders ON-Jr.A 50 42 70 112 169
1997-98 RPI Engineers ECAC 34 14 11 25 62
1998-99 RPI Engineers ECAC 35 20 20 40 60
1999-00 RPI Engineers ECAC 37 31 20 51 81
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 2 3 5 6 +1
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 45 7 9 16 39 -8 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 20 2 4 6 43 -3
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 50 14 12 26 62 -7 19 3 4 7 42
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 35 10 4 14 23 +2
2002-03 Chicago Wolves AHL 28 9 14 23 42 +13 9 1 3 4 10
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 20 1 8 9 26 +1
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 29 9 12 21 26 -1
2004-05 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 50 26 23 49 101 6 0 2 2 18
2005-06 Hannover Scorpions Germany 46 9 21 30 165 8 2 4 6 64
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 3 1 4 4 -2
2006-07 Hannover Scorpions Germany 25 6 17 23 38 6 2 2 4 18
2007-08 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 49 18 30 48 167 7 1 5 6 26
2008-09 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 17 6 9 15 45
NHL Totals 71 14 11 25 72


ECAC First All-Star Team (2000)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, April 11, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Atlanta for Daniel Corso, January 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Nurnberg (Germany), July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 26, 2006. Assigned to Hannover (Germany) by Philadelphia, November 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), July 3, 2007.
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