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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jan 21--Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley

Selected by Calgary Flames round 3 #51 overall 1983 NHL Entry Draft.
Bradley began his career as a standout in junior with the OHL's London Knights. After three spectacular years with the Knights, and a incredible 1985 World Junior Championships in which Bradley dominated with a 9 goal, 15 point effort.
The Flames sent him to the AHL to work on his game but he did impress with 28 points in 40 games in 1986-87. His defensive game was questioned by coach Bob Johnson and the club was very deep at forward. Bradley joined the Canadian National Team for the 1987-88 season and participated at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Shortly after the tournament, Bradley was traded to the Vancouver Canucks.
The tricky pivot was a solid playmaker and power play specialist for parts of four seasons in Vancouver. In January 1991, the Canucks sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs for mobile defenceman Tom Kurvers. His play was up and down on the mediocre Leafs and the club opted to leave him unprotected in the Expansion Draft. Bradley was chosen by the Tampa Bay Lightning and went on to play his best hockey.
In 1992-93, Bradley scored a personal high 42 goals and played in his first All-Star Game. He recorded two more 20-goal seasons and played in the 1994 All-Star Game until injuries began to interfere with his career
Brian Bradley, a two-time All-Star with the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced his retirement on September 23, 1999. He was another victim of the NHL's most dangerous injury heading into the new millennium -post-concussion syndrome.

Received these blue ink signed cards TTM.

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