Brad Fast

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Brad Fast
Brad Fast.jpeg
Born (1980-02-21) February 21, 1980 (age 34)
Fort St. John, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Lowell Lock Monsters
Manchester Monarchs
NHL
Carolina Hurricanes
ECHL
Florida Everblades
NLA
SCL Tigers
DEL
Ingolstadt ERC
Aust
EC Red Bull Salzburg
ALH
Anyang Halla
NHL Draft 84th overall, 1999
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2003–2011

Brad Fast (born February 21, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He spent his amateur career in the British Columbia Hockey League, and was selected in the third round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 84th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes. He played for ERC Ingolstadt in the German Eishockey League for 2007–08 season. In May 2008, Fast signed with Anyang Halla (Asia League) for a one-year deal. He is well known as 'Fasty'.

University career[edit]

Fast played for his hometown Fort St. John Flyers as a 14 year old before moving on to the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCJHL. At the end of his third season in the BCJHL, Fast was drafted by the Hurricanes. After being drafted, Fast enrolled at Michigan State University, where he spent four seasons playing for the Michigan State Spartans. He was the captain for one season and was a collegiate standout at MSU, and was recognized as a star offensive defenceman. He was member of the team for famous outdoor event, The Cold War (hockey) along with fellow defenseman John-Michael Liles. Near the end of the 2002–03 season, Fast signed a professional contract with the Hurricanes and joined their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters.

Professional career[edit]

Fast played seven games with the Lock Monsters to finish off the 2002–03 season, and started with that team full-time for the 2003–04 season. He was called up and played one game with the parent Hurricanes, becoming one of only three players (Roland Huard and Dean Morton are the others) to score a goal in his only NHL game.[1] Fast scored his first career goal in his first career NHL game, tallying the team's sixth goal with 2:26 remaining to send the game into overtime tied at six. Former Spartan Rod Brind'Amour (1988–89) set up Fast's game-tying goal. Fast became the 16th Hurricane player to score a goal in his NHL debut. His goal was also the last ever goal scored that resulted in a tie game in the NHL, as the league moved to a shoot-out the following season.[2]

The 2004–05 lockout season was mostly spent with the Lock Monsters, but Fast was demoted to the ECHL and spent the end of the season (and the playoffs) with the Florida Everblades. Fast was signed by the Los Angeles Kings and played the 2005–06 season with their AHL club, the Manchester Monarchs. Fast signed with the Swiss club Langnau for the 2006–07 season. In the following year, he also played for Red Bull Salzburg EC in the Austrian League.

In May 2008, Fast signed with Anyang Halla for a one-year deal. On September 2, Fast was named assistant captain for Halla. He became the first import player ever to be named assistant captain in franchise history. In February 2009, Fast re-signed for two more years.

After his final year with Anyang Halla, Fast retired.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Michigan State University NCAA 42 5 9 14 20
2000–01 Michigan State University NCAA 42 4 24 28 16
2001–02 Michigan State University NCAA 41 10 16 26 26
2002–03 Michigan State University NCAA 39 11 35 46 28
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 7 0 1 0 12
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 79 10 25 35 35
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 32 1 5 6 23
2004–05 Florida Everblades ECHL 14 2 5 7 0 18 1 3 4 6
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 62 5 13 18 38 7 0 2 2 8
2006–07 SCL Tigers NLA 30 3 8 11 22
2007–08 Ingolstadt ERC DEL 15 1 3 4 2 3 0 1 1 0
2007–08 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 26 2 5 7 15
2008–09 Anyang Halla ALH 33 7 27 34 32 7 0 3 3 6
2009–10 Anyang Halla ALH 18 7 16 23 16
2010–11 Anyang Halla ALH 22 3 10 13 16

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
BCHL Best Defenseman 1998-99
BCHL Most Sportsmanlike Player 1998-99
CCHA Champion 2000
CCHA Champion 2001
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2002 [3]
All-CCHA First Team 2002–03 [4]
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman 2002–03
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2002–03
ALH Champion 2009–2010
ALH Champion 2010–2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Kreiser (2011-07-22). "A look at some off-the-beaten-track NHL marks". NHL.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  2. ^ Adam Kimelman (4 April 2011). "Weekes, Fast look back on the NHL's last tie". FoxNews. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  4. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Komisarek
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2002-03
Succeeded by
Doug Andress