October 30, 1967 |
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
|NHL Draft||46th overall, 1986
Bradley E. Aitken (born October 30, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey Left Wing who played 14 games in the National Hockey League. Brad is also very proud of his son Nick who currently plays for Blyth Brussels Crusaders Midget LL team.
Aitken spent parts of two seasons in the National Hockey League, although the majority of his career took place in the minors or Europe. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, 46th overall, and played for Pittsburgh before he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exhcange for Kim Issel in March 1991. Aitken played just 3 games with the Oilers before he was returned to the minors. He was also briefly the property of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but was unable to crack their lineup.
On November 25, 2013, over twenty years since his retirement, Aitken was revealed to be a claimant against a group of former NHL players, who filed a suit against the NHL in relation to player safety in concussions.
|1985–86||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||20||8||19||27||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||52||27||38||65||86||4||1||2||3||5|
|1989–90||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||13||5||2||7||57||5||2||1||3||12|
|1990–91||Kansas City Blades||IHL||6||4||6||10||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||6||2||3||5||17||3||0||2||2||6|
|1991–92||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||59||12||27||39||169||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||4||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- On June 21, 1986 the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Brad Aitken in the third-round (#46 overall) of the 1986 NHL draft.
- On March 5, 1991 the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Brad Aitken to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Kim Issel.
- On July 30, 1991 the Toronto Maple Leafs signed free agent Brad Aitken.
- In 2001, had son Nick
- "Former Oiler Brad Aitken part of suit filed against NHL". Edmonton Journal. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
- Brad Aitken's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brad Aitken's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Brad Aitken player profile at NHL.com
- Brad Aitken career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Brad Aitken profile at Eurohockey.com
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