Brad Church

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Brad Church
Born (1976-11-14) November 14, 1976 (age 40)
Dauphin, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Portland Pirates
Washington Capitals
Hampton Roads Admirals
New Orleans Brass
Hamilton Bulldogs
Richmond Renegades
Lowell Lock Monsters
Cleveland Barons
Reading Royals
Manchester Monarchs
Florida Everblades
Missouri River Otters
Kalamazoo Wings
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1995
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1996–2006

Brad Church (born November 14, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. As a forward, Church played two games for the Washington Capitals and ten years of professional hockey in the minor leagues. Chosen 17th overall by the Capitals in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Church spent most of his time in the minors. After several years, the Capitals traded him in 1999 to the Edmonton Oilers, but he never made the parent club.

Church retired as a player following the 2005–06 season, and joined the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL as an assistant coach. With eight games remaining in the season, head coach Ron Filion announced his resignation, and Church became the team's head coach. He led the club to their first ECHL playoff appearance, where they were swept by the Las Vegas Wranglers in four games.

Between 2014 and 2016, Church was chief operating officer for one of his former teams, the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates.[1]


  1. ^ "Effort underway to bring pro hockey back to Portland". Portland Press Herald. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 

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Preceded by
Alexander Kharlamov
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Miika Elomo