Brad Fast was born February 21, 1980 in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The third round, 84th overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Fast is a graduate of the BCJHL.
In the fall of 1999, Fast enrolled at Michigan State University and went on to play four seasons with the Spartans before making his professional debut with the Canes' AHL affiliate in Lowell following his Senior year at MSU. Following a strong collegiate career and getting a taste of professional hockey at the end of the 2002-03 season, Fast played is his first full season at the pro ranks with Lowell in 2003-04, while getting his first taste of action with Carolina in the latter stages of the season and scoring his first NHL goal.
In the summer of 2005, Fast was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings.