September 11, 2015

Bart Bradley

Bart Bradley only played in one NHL game, but he worked in the NHL for another 30 years.

Bart was a long time minor league and senior hockey star. He won a Memorial Cup championship with Port Arthur in 1949 and an Allan Cup with Belleville in 1958. That allowed him to compete at the 1959 World Championships and win a gold medal.

Bradley also played a lone game with the Bruins in the 1949-50 season.

Beginning in 1968 Bradley returned to the Bruins, first as a scout and then as director of player evaluation. It was a relationship that would last 30 years.

"Bart was a great hockey man," said former Bruins president and general manager Harry Sinden at the time of his death. "He loved the Bruins and loved the game of hockey. He showed me the true value of what a head scout should be, in that he always said exactly what he thought of a player and had the courage of his convictions."

Bradley passed away in 2006 after a two month battle with pneumonia. He was 76. He had been living in Delta, British Columbia.

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