Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Bombardir
Defenseman Brad Bombardir started playing hockey at the age of five and participated in junior hockey with his hometown Powell River Paper Kings of the BCJHL for two years before enrolling at the University of North Dakota in 1990-91. He played with the school for four years. During his sophomore year at North Dakota, Bombardir was chosen to represent Canada at the 1992 World Junior Championships.

Bombardir was originally selected in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils in the third round, 56th overall. Following the completion of his NCAA playing days at North Dakota he joined the Devils AHL affiliate in Albany where he played exclusively for three years before getting a chance at playing with the Devils in 1997-98 when he dressed for 43 games. His presence with the team increased to 56 games the following year. Bombardir remained in the Devils' organization for another season before being traded to the expansion Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2000 and went on to play parts of four seasons with the Wild before being acquired by the Nashville Predators in the latter stages of the 2003-04 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Powell River Paper Kings BCJHL 30 6 5 11 24 6 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Powell River Paper Kings BCJHL 60 10 35 45 93 8 2 3 5 4
1990-91 University of North Dakota WCHA 33 3 6 9 18
1991-92 University of North Dakota WCHA 35 3 14 17 54
1991-92 Canada WJC-A 7 0 3 3 4
1992-93 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 8 15 23 34
1993-94 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 5 17 22 38
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 77 5 22 27 22 14 0 3 3 6
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 80 6 25 31 63 3 0 1 1 4
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 32 0 8 8 6 16 1 3 4 8
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 43 1 5 6 8 +11
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 5 0 0 0 0 +5
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 56 1 7 8 16 -4 5 0 0 0 0
1999-00 New Jersey Devils NHL 32 3 1 4 6 -6 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 0 15 15 42 -6
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 28 1 2 3 14 -6
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 1 14 15 16 +15 4 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 56 1 2 3 21 -10
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 13 0 0 0 4 +1 6 0 1 1 2
2004-05
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 356 8 46 54 127 16 0 1 1 2


AHL Second All-Star Team (1996) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to esophagus injury vs. Philadelphia, October 30, 1999. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Chris Terreri and Minnesota's 9th round pick (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Thomas Ziegler) in 2000 NHL Draft, June 23, 2000.
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to ankle injury vs. San Jose, October 16, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Minnesota with Sergei Zholtok for Buffalo's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Clayton Stoner) in 2004 NHL Draft and Nashville's 4th round pick (Patrick Bordeleau) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 5, 2004.
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