|Born||November 10, 1977 (1977-11-10) (age 32),
Edina, MN, U.S.
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
|NHL Draft||28th overall, 1997
Brad DeFauw (born November 10, 1977, in Edina, Minnesota, U.S.) is an American professional ice hockey winger.
Career[edit | edit source]
Most recently, he played for EV Zug of Switzerland's Nationalliga A in the 2005–06 season. He was drafted in the second round, 28th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
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. His NHL debut came when he appeared in nine games for the Hurricanes during the 2002–03 season, recording three goals. To date, he has no other NHL experience.
DeFauw has played in Europe 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 1 year DeFauw left the team in May 2008.