Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Larsen
Born in Nakusp, British Columbia, Brad Larsen starred with the Nelson Leafs of the Rocky Mountain Junior League before joining the WHL's Swift Current Broncos in 1993-94. The Colorado Avalanche drafted him 87th overall in 1997 NHL Entry Draft, after scoring 105 goals in four junior seasons.

Larsen showed his mettle on the international stage as a member of Team Canada's World Junior championships in 1996 and captained the gold medal squad in 1997.

After a strong junior career, During his first four pro seasons, Larsen worked on his game with the AHL's Hershey Bears where he was a solid grinder and checker. He also topped the 20-goal mark in 2000-01 and looked solid during a nine-game trial in Colorado.

Over the next two seasons Larsen continued to split his time with Colorado and Hershey, winning a Stanley Cup in 2001 while battling injuries throughout most of the 2002-03 season. In February of 2004, Larsen was claimed off of waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. Through the next five seasons, Larsen honed his skills with the Thrashers and their AHL affiliate in Chicago. During the NHL lockout he helped the Chicago Wolves to a Conference Championship before the returning back to Atlanta the following season.

His stint in Atlanta came on an end in September 2008 when the club dealt him to the Anaheim Ducks with Ken Klee and Chad Painchaud for Mathieu Schneider.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Nelson Maple Leafs RMJHL 42 31 37 68 164
1993-94 Swift Current Broncos WHL 64 15 18 33 32 7 1 2 3 4
1993-94 Canada U-18 5 2 2 4 2
1994-95 Swift Current Broncos WHL 62 24 33 57 73 6 0 1 1 2
1995-96 Swift Current Broncos WHL 51 30 47 77 67 6 3 2 5 13
1995-96 Canada WJC-A 6 1 1 2 4
1996-97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 61 36 46 82 61
1996-97 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Hershey Bears AHL 65 12 10 22 80 -6 7 3 2 5 2
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 18 3 4 7 11 5 0 1 1 6
1999-00 Hershey Bears AHL 52 13 26 39 66 +3 14 5 2 7 29
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 0 0 0 0 +1
2000-01 Hershey Bears AHL 67 21 25 46 93 +1 10 1 3 4 6
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 50 2 7 9 47 +4 21 1 1 2 13
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 3 3 2 +3
2002-03 Hershey Bears AHL 25 3 6 9 25 -5 4 1 1 2 8
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 26 2 2 4 11 +2
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 21 4 13 17 40 +9
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -2
2004-05 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 26 23 49 112 +9 18 4 7 11 22
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 62 7 8 15 21 -3
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 6 1 0 1 8 -2
2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 7 6 13 39 -11 4 0 2 2 0
2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 62 1 3 4 12 -17
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL
2009-10 Portland Pirates AHL 55 13 13 26 40 +9 4 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 294 19 29 48 134 25 1 3 4 13


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1997) Rights traded to Colorado by Ottawa for Janne Laukkanen, January 26, 1996.
Missed majority of 1998-99 due to abdominal injury vs. Albany (AHL), November 20, 1998.
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to groin (October 27, 2002 vs. Minnesota) and back (December 11, 2002 vs. Vancouver) injuries. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Colorado, February 25, 2004. Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta with Ken Klee and Chad Painchaud for Mathieu Schneider, September 26, 2008. Missed entire 2008-09 due to surgery to repair sports hernia injury, October 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), September 12, 2009.
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