Brad DeFauw

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Brad DeFauw
Born (1977-11-10) November 10, 1977 (age 39)
Edina, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
Växjö Lakers
EV Zug
Vålerenga
IF Björklöven
Nordsjælland Cobras
National team  United States
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1997
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2000–2008

Bradley Russell DeFauw (born November 10, 1977 in Edina, Minnesota) is an American former professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Playing career[edit]

DeFauw was drafted in the second round, 28th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played for EV Zug of Switzerland's Nationalliga A in the 2005–06 season.

After playing four seasons for the University of North Dakota, DeFauw made his professional debut with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League in the 2000–01 season. During the 2002–03 season, on March 9, 2003, DeFauw was recalled from the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL to the Hurricanes.[1] The following night DeFauw made his NHL debut, making an immediate impression with scoring 2 goals and earning the first star award in a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2] He finished the season with 3 goals in 9 games in what would be his only season in the NHL.

DeFauw pursued a European career for the past two seasons, spending the 2004–05 season with Växjö Lakers HC of Sweden's Allsvenskan league before joining EV Zug for the 2005–06 season. He only played two games for Zug, before joining Nationalliga B's EHC Visp, where he played 18 games. Then he went to the Norwegian team Vålerenga Ishockey where he played 13 regular season game and 15 playoff games, helping them to win the Norwegian championship.

DeFauw joined Colorado College's coaching staff as a volunteer assistant until October 18, 2006, when he signed with IF Björklöven of Sweden's Allsvenskan. The signing was put into motion by DeFauw's former coach Joakim Fagervall, who is now the coach at IF Björklöven. He played the remainder of the 2006–07 season with IF Björklöven. In the 2007–08 season, he joined Nordsjælland Cobras of Denmark's Oddset Ligaen, but after one year DeFauw left the team in May 2008 to complete the end of his professional career.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Apple Valley High USHS 28 21 34 55 14
1996–97 U. of North Dakota WCHA 37 7 6 13 39
1997–98 U. of North Dakota WCHA 36 9 11 20 34
1998–99 U. of North Dakota WCHA 34 11 12 23 64
1999–00 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 13 9 22 52
2000–01 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 82 20 31 51 39 4 2 0 2 8
2001–02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 63 17 21 38 29 5 2 1 3 6
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 11 12 23 48
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 9 3 0 3 2
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 30 4 3 7 6
2004–05 Växjö Lakers Allsv 41 12 19 31 36 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 EHC Visp NLB 18 7 10 17 36
2005–06 EV Zug NLA 2 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Vålerenga GET 13 7 6 13 22
2006–07 IF Björklöven Allsv 35 14 6 20 22 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Nordsjælland Cobras DEN 39 16 11 27 40 5 1 2 3 22
NHL totals 9 3 0 3 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WC 13th 6 1 1 2 4
Senior totals 6 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricanes recall Brad DeFauw". Carolina Hurricanes. 2003-03-09. Retrieved 2003-03-09. 
  2. ^ "UND Hockey players in the pros:One goal in mind". Grand Forks Herald. 2003-08-10. Retrieved 2003-08-10. 

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