Brad Moran (ice hockey)

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Brad Moran
Brad Moran.jpg
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons
Born (1979-03-20) March 20, 1979 (age 35)
Abbotsford, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vancouver Canucks
Skellefteå AIK
Växjö Lakers
SaiPa
NHL Draft 191st overall, 1998
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2000–present

Brad Moran (born March 20, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

Playing career[edit]

A graduate of the Western Hockey League (WHL)'s Calgary Hitmen, Moran, who was originally drafted in the 7th round, 191st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, spent five seasons with the Hitmen before signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2000.

As a prolific scorer with the Hitmen, he recorded 532 regular season and playoff points over his five year WHL career, earning WHL Player of the Year honours and capturing the Bob Clarke Trophy as the league's top scorer in 1999–2000 while being named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team. He later had his number retired with the Calgary Hitmen with his #20 hanging in the rafters of the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Moran spent the majority of his first four seasons of professional hockey with the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate in Syracuse while seeing limited action the parent club in Columbus.

In June 2006, he signed with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent. After two seasons primarily leading the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, Moran signed for Swedish team Skelleftea AIK prior to the 2008–09 season, becoming the highest paid player on the team.[1]

On July 7, 2010, it was announced that Moran had returned to North America, signing as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.[2]

On April 25, 2011, Moran signed a two-year contract with Vaxjo Lakers of the Elitserien (SEL).[3]

On January 29, 2013 Moran signed a contract for the remainder of the 2012–13 season with SaiPa of the Finnish SM-liiga. [4]

On April 17, 2013 he signed a contract with EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga for the 2013–14 season. After scoring at a point per game pace with 51 points in 50 games with the Black Wings, Moran was re-signed to a one-year contract to remain in Linz.[5]

Records[edit]

Calgary Hitmen[edit]

  • Calgary Hitmen franchise record for assists in a season (72)
  • Calgary Hitmen franchise record for career games played (357)
  • Calgary Hitmen franchise record for career points (450)
  • Calgary Hitmen franchise record for career goals (204)
  • Calgary Hitmen franchise record for career assists (246)

Syracuse Crunch[edit]

  • Syracuse Crunch franchise record for career games played (334)
  • Syracuse Crunch franchise record for career points (241)
  • Syracuse Crunch franchise record for career assists (143)
  • Syracuse Crunch franchise record for career powerplay goals (38)
  • Syracuse Crunch franchise record for career shorthanded goals (9)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 13 31 44 28
1996–97 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 30 36 66 61
1997–98 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 53 49 102 64 18 10 8 18 20
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 60 58 118 96 21 17 25 42 26
1999–00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 48 72 120 84 13 7 15 22 18
2000–01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 11 19 30 30 5 3 4 7 2
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 25 24 49 51 10 5 8 13 2
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 47 12 19 31 22
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 1 1 2 2
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 24 35 59 44 7 5 3 8 2
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 80 26 46 72 70 7 5 3 8 2
2005–06 SC Langnau Tigers NLA 18 4 4 8 18 6 4 6 10 10
2005–06 EHC Visp NLB 2 3 2 5 2
2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 69 25 47 72 52 13 5 6 11 12
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 74 22 55 77 44 6 1 4 5 4
2008–09 Skelleftea AIK SEL 55 11 31 42 28 9 2 2 4 6
2009–10 Skelleftea AIK SEL 55 14 26 40 32 12 0 5 5 6
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 79 20 52 72 40 6 1 2 3 2
2011–12 Vaxjo Lakers SEL 55 9 28 37 22
2012–13 Vaxjo Lakers SEL 37 5 3 8 24
2012–13 SaiPa SM-l 14 5 10 15 8 3 0 2 2 0
2013–14 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 50 16 35 51 16 8 3 4 7 4
AHL totals 556 165 297 462 353 47 18 29 47 24
NHL totals 8 1 2 3 4

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How much do the Elitserien stars make?" (in Swedish). hockeyexpressen.se. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Oilers sign Brad Moran". Edmonton Oilers. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Rutinerad kanadensisk center ansluter och forward lämnar" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. 2011-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Brad Moran SaiPaan" (in Finnish). Liiga-SaiPa Oy. 2013-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Three sign to stay in Linz" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Brent Belecki
Winner of the WHL airBC Trophy
1999
Succeeded by
Dan Blackburn
Preceded by
Pavel Brendl
Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
2000
Succeeded by
Justin Mapletoft
Preceded by
Cody Rudkowsky
Winner of the WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
2000
Succeeded by
Justin Mapletoft