01/16/2014 10:14 AM
Student Prince Cafe and Fort Restaurant present Throwback Thursday: Brad Tiley
Defenseman Brad Tiley has played the fifth most games of any player in Springfield Falcons history. The Markdale, Ontario native suited up in a Falcons uniform for 239 games over four different seasons, totaling 163 points, 33 goals, 130 assists and 19 power-play goals. Among the all-time team leaders, Tiley ranks fifth in points, third in assists and tied for ninth in power-play goals.
Tiley began his professional career playing for the American Hockey League’s Maine Mariners in 1991-92. Before joining the Falcons in 1997-98, the 6-foot-1, 199-pound defenseman played for seven teams in six years between the AHL and IHL. Tiley found a home in Springfield, where he played the next three seasons as a part of the Phoenix Coyotes organization. In 1998-99 and 1999-2000, he led all Falcons defensemen in goals, assists and points. With 14 goals and 54 assists in 1999-2000, Tiley represented the Falcons at the AHL All-Star Game and earned the Eddie Shore Award, given to the AHL’s best defenseman.
After his three seasons with Springfield, Tiley moved on to the Philadelphia Phantoms for three seasons and the Milwaukee Admirals for two. He won a Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2003-04, posting 47 points (13 goals, 34 assists) and a +9 rating in the regular season and seven points (one goal, six assists) in 22 postseason games.
Tiley returned to the Falcons for 30 games in 2005-06, recording 10 assists and 16 penalty minutes. He closed out his career overseas, playing one season for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey League in Germany in 2006-07 and another with Linz EHC in Austria in 2007-08.
Tiley played 11 games in the NHL over his career, nine of which came with the Phoenix Coyotes while affiliated with the Falcons. His other two NHL appearances came with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2000-01.