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Brad Bombardir

Born:May 5, 1972Draft: 1990 Devils, 56th Overall
Hometown:Powell River, British ColumbiaPosition:Defense
Known For:AHL Calder Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Brad Bombardir (born May 5, 1972) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL split between the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators during the 2003-2004 season. Drafted 119th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Bombardir started off his career in New Jersey’s organization by playing for their minor-league affiliate Albany Devils for three full seasons, capturing the 1995 American Hockey League Calder Cup Championship. He made his debut during the 1997-98 season, appearing in 43 games and registering six assists. He was with the Devils when the team won the 2000 Stanley Cup, however failing to play in 41 games or one game in the final, his name was not engraved on the trophy. He did get his day with the Stanley Cup, bringing it to his hometown in Powell River.

In the same offseason, Bombardir signed a three-year deal with the Wild, and was named as one of the team’s alternate captains. His 2001-02 season was cut short to 28 games after suffering an ankle injury, but he made a full recovery and returned to form the following season, tying his career-high point total of 15 in 58 games. While serving as an alternate captain, Bombardir was traded to the Predators along with Sergei Zholtok for a pair of draft picks. He appeared in 13 games with Nashville but didn’t register a point, only adding one assist in six post-season games.

Following the lockout in 2004-05 in which he did not play, Bombardir returned for one more season with the AHL Springfield Falcons, playing in one game. Following his retirement the same year, Bombardir joined the Wild organization as Director of Player Development in 2010.

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Staff History

  • Minnesota Wild (Director of Player Development) 2010-current


  • AHL Calder Cup Champion (1995)
  • AHL All-Star Game (1996)
  • AHL Second All-Star Team (1996)