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Matt Bradley
Matt Bradley
Right Wing
(BRAD-lee, MAT)
Number: 10
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 13, 1978
Birthplace: Stittsville, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 18, 2005
Drafted: SJS / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (102nd overall)
Eleven-year professional who signed a three-year contract with the Capitals before the 2008-09 season.


Played 81 games, third on the team behind Brooks Laich and Nicklas Backstrom, who played all 82 … Tallied 11 points (5g-6a) … The team was 4-1-0 when he had a goal and 7-3-0 when he registered a point … Four of his 11 points (2g-2a) came against division foes and seven of his points (3g-4a) came on the road … Three of
his five goals came on his only shot of the game … Was eighth on the team with 59 PIM, but was second on the team with nine major penalties; had only seven minor penalties all year, the fewest for any Cap who played more than 30 games …Recorded the Caps’ first home goal of the year on 10/11 vs. CHI … Had the GWG at ANA (11/19) … Notched points in consecutive games (11/22—11/24, 1g-1a) … Took a season high five shots vs. NYI (12/4) … Recorded his 100th career NHL point 12/12 vs. OTT … Named First Star on 1/1 vs. TB after tallying a goal, an assist and a +3 rating … Played in all 14 Stanley Cup playoff games and averaged 12:44 of ice time, up 2:08 per game from the regular season … Tied for eighth on the team with six points (2g-4a) … Both goals came in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. NYR (4/24), the first two goals of the game.


Played in 77 games and tallied 18 points (7g-11a) … Posted a career-high 111 shots on goal … Fifth on the team with 126 hits … Team went 6-0-0 when he scored a goal and 12-0-1 when he had a point … Nine of his 18 points came in the third period (3g-6a) … Scored his first career PPG 3/3 vs. BOS and his first career SHG 10/29 at TOR … Established a career high with three points (1g-2a) and was +3 on 10/29 at TOR … Had a goal and an assist and finished +3 on 12/26 vs. TB … Scored the only goal of a 12-round shootout on 1/17 vs. EDM to give Washington the win … Enjoyed his best offensive month of the season in March with four goals and five points … Posted his third career two-goal game and matched his career high with three points 3/3 vs. BOS … Played in his 400th NHL game on 3/12 vs. CGY … Had three points (2g-1a) and no minus games in the final 12 outings of the regular season … Played in all seven games of the ECQF against PHI and recorded two assists.

2006-07: Recorded 13 points (4g-9a) in 57 games, missing 16 due to injury … The team was 3-1-0 when he scored a goal and 5-2-4 when he had a point … Scored two goals in his first six games … Matched a career high with a three-game point-scoring streak from 10/21-10/27 (1g-2a) … Had his first career two-assist game and was +3 at PHI (11/4) … Scored a goal and added an assist with a +2 rating 11/6 vs. OTT … Played in his 300th NHL game on 12/6 vs. OTT … Had an assist and five shots on goal 3/18 vs. TB … Was +2, without a minus game, in the last 12 games of the season … His last three points of the season came against TB, in three different games; posted 1-3-4 and a +3 rating against TB on the year.

Played 74 games in his first Capitals season and finished 12th on the team with 19 points (7g-12a) … Ranked second on the team with 120 hits … Had the first two two-goal games of his career, 10/13 vs. NYI and 3/29 at CAR … Tallied points in six out of eight games from 11/8-11/23 (2g-5a) … Equaled his career-best point-scoring streak with points in three straight games (11/8-11/12, 2g-2a) …Scored goals in back-to-back games (11/11-11/12, both against NJ) for the second time in his career … Registered a goal and an assist at PHX (1/16).

2004-05: Appeared in six games with Bulldogs Dornbirn (Austria-2), recording five goals, two assists and 18 PIM.

2003-04: One of only four players with PIT to appear in all 82 games … Recorded 16 points (7g-9a) and 65 PIM … Scored his first goal of the season 12/3 at PHI … Recorded two points (1g-1a) 3/9 vs. DAL … Recorded two points (1g-1a) 4/4 vs. WSH.

2002-03:  Appeared in 46 games with SJ before being traded to PIT on 3/11 … Did not appear in a game with the Penguins due to wrist surgery … Recorded five points (2g-3a) and 37 PIM with the Sharks … Played in 100th career game 12/16 at NYR … Scored first goal of the season and was +2 at LA (1/27).

Skated in 54 games with the Sharks, totaling a career-best 22 points (9g-13a) and 43 PIM … Tied for third on the Sharks with a +22 rating and ranked first among NHL rookies … Selected as Sharks Rookie of the Year … Tied for 14th in voting for Calder Trophy … Recorded first career two-point game (1g-1a), 12/28 vs. NYR … Tallied first career GWG 1/9 at PHX … Played in first career NHL postseason game 4/20 vs. PHX (Game 2, WCQF).

2000-01: Recorded 13 points (5g-8a) and 16 PIM in 22 games with Kentucky (AHL) … Recorded one goal, one assist and 19 PIM in 21 games with the Sharks … Began the season with the Sharks … Made NHL debut 10/6 vs. STL … Recorded first NHL point with an assist 10/12 vs. PHX … Scored his first NHL goal 11/9 at CBJ. 

1999-00: Played in a career-high 80 games with Kentucky, totaling 22 goals, 19 assists and 81 PIM … Led the team with three SHGs, ranked fourth with four GWGs and ranked eighth in scoring (41 points) … Played in nine playoff games, leading the club with six goals and two GWGs … Tied for second in playoff scoring (9 points).

1998-99: Recorded 23 goals, 20 assists and 57 PIM in 79 games with Kentucky … Set team rookie record for goals in a season … His 43 points was second-most by a Kentucky rookie.

Junior Career
1997-98: Ranked fourth on Kingston (OHL) in scoring with 83 points (33g-50a) in 55 games … Ranked among the top 20 scorers in the OHL … Awarded William Hanley Award as the OHL’s most gentlemanly player … Named to OHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team … Finished third in the coaches’ ballots for the OHL’s best defensive forward award … Represented Canada at World Junior Championship in Switzerland.

1996-97: Finished second on Kingston in games played (65), ranked third with 24 goals and ranked fifth in scoring with 48 points. 1995-96: Played his first season in the OHL with Kingston, totaling 10 goals, 14 assists and 17 PIM in 55 games.

Represented Canada at the 1998 World Junior Championship, posting a goal and an assist in seven games.

NHL Transactions
Selected by San Jose in the fourth round, 102nd overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft … Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Wayne Primeau, March 11, 2003 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, Aug. 18, 2005.

Nickname is “Brads” … An avid golfer … Lists Cam Neely as his hockey idol and Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete … An environmentalist who instituted the recycling program in the Capitals’ locker rooms at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Verizon Center … Also supports the fight against cancer.