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Brad Lukowich
Brad Lukowich
Defenseman
(loo-KUH-wihch)
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 12, 1976
Birthplace: Cranbrook, BC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 3, 2007
Drafted: NYI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (90th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Ranked 2nd among Devil’s defensemen with 4 goals and was 3rd with 12 points … Matched his career high with 2 GWG ... Recorded his only multiple-point game of season with a goal and an assist, including his 1st career overtime and 7th career GWG, 2/1 at PHI … Recorded his 1st GWG of season 1/16 vs. NYR ... Scored his 1st career shorthanded goal 12/2 at PHI ... Missed 7 of the 9 games 10/16-11/4 with bruised foot.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Recorded 1st post-season point with NJD with assist in Game 3 vs. TBL of ECQF ... Averaged 19:57 during the postseason, the 2nd highest of his career … Finished the postseason with a plus-2 rating … Played a postseason high 26:47 in Game 4 vs. TBL …

CAREER NOTES
2005-06: Recorded 2-19-21 and 40 PIM in 75 games played with NJD and NYI … Established career highs with 19 assists and 21 points … Posted 3 multi-point games … Recorded a 3-game point streak 11/26-12/4 (1-2-3) … Recorded a career-high 3 assists in a game 4/16 vs. PHI … Scored his first goal as a Devil 3/23 at ATL … Recorded his first point as a Devil with an assist 3/11 at PIT … Made his season debut with NYI 10/5 at BUF, more than 12 years after being drafted by NYI … 2006 Playoffs: Played in 9 playoff games with New Jersey after being acquired … Played more than 20 minutes in 6 of the 9 games … Played a postseason high 27:54 5/8 at CAR of ECSF … 2004-05: Appeared in 16 games with Fort Worth (CHL) for his 1st minor league stint since 1998-99 … 2003-04: Played in 79 games, the most he ever played with the Lightning … Recorded a career high 5 goals, 19 points, plus-29 and tied his career best with 14 assists … Was first among Lightning defensemen in plus/minus … Played in his 300th NHL game 10/25 vs. MIN … 2004 Playoffs: Won his second Stanley Cup … Played in a career high 18 postseason games … Recorded a career high 2 postseason points (0-2-2) with a plus-4 rating … 2002-03: Set career-highs in points (15) and assists (14) … Missed final 5 games of the regular season due to a cracked orbital bone … Saw season-high 25:37 of ice time 2/19 vs. ATL ... Missed games on 11/23 and 11/27 due to personal reasons … Posted 2nd career multi-point game with 0-2-2 and had a plus-5 rating vs. ATL (10/18) … Scored a goal in Lightning debut 10/10 at FLA … 2003 Playoffs: Appeared in 9 of 11 playoff games, recording an assist and 2 PIM … Averaged 17:47 of ice time … Suffered a fractured hand in Game 3 vs. NJ on 4/28 and missed final 2 games of the series … Recorded his 2nd career playoff assist in same game … 2001-02: Appeared in 66 games with DAL, posting 1-6-7 with 40 PIM, 131 hits and 49 blocked shots … Set career high with 56 shots on goal … Recorded 1st point of the season with assist on GWG 10/9 vs. LA … Set career-high with 4 shots on goal 11/3 at NSH … Tied mark 2/13 vs. NYR and 3/18 at CHI … Missed 5 games from 1/5 – 1/13 with a fractured finger … Appeared in 200th career NHL game 2/10 at ANA … Scored only goal of the season (GTG) 3/14 at MTL. 2000-01: Led the Stars and finished 4th among NHL defensemen in plus/minus (+28) ... Tallied a +14 rating over the final 25 games of 2000-01 (2/16-4/7/01) ... Set career-highs in games played (80), goals (4), assists (10), points (14), plus/minus (+28) and penalty minutes (76) ... Appeared in his 100th career NHL contest 11/29/00 vs. CGY ... Posted career-highs 12/31/00 vs. NYR with 2 assists and 2 points ... Netted GWG 2/1/01 at SJ ... Recorded a career-high +4 rating 2/21/01 vs. MIN ... Registered OT GWG 3/10/01 vs. COL, his 3rd goal of the season ... Netted his 4th goal of the season 4/4/01 vs. NSH. 2001 Playoffs: Appeared in all 10 playoff games ... Tied for 1st on the team in playoff plus/minus (+2) and was 3rd in blocked shots (15) … Registered his 1st career post-season goal in Game One of the Conference Semifinals vs. STL. 1999-2000: 1st full season in the NHL ... Recorded a career-high 14 penalty minutes on 10/2/99 vs. ANA ... Tallied his 1st goal of the season on 11/10/99 vs. DET ... Missed 12/8/99 game vs. CAR due to back spasms ... Netted 1st career GWG 3/19/00 vs. SJ. 1998-99: Split season between DAL (NHL, 14 games) and Michigan (IHL, 64 games) … Finished 1st among K-Wings’ defensemen in assists (21) and 2nd among defensemen goals (8) and points (29) ... Picked up 1 assist in the IHL All-Star Game 1/17/99 at Cincinnati ... Was recalled to DAL on 3/17/99 ... Earned an assist, his 2nd career NHL point, 3/17/99 at WSH ... Was reassigned back to Michigan on 3/18/99 and recalled on 3/22/99 where he remained for the rest of the season ... Scored his 1st career NHL goal 3/31/99 with DAL vs. TB. 1999 Playoffs: Appeared in 8 post-season games ... Was the 1st rookie defenseman for DAL to appear in a playoff game since Derian Hatcher did so in 1992... Played his 1st career NHL playoff game in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at EDM (4/25/99) and earned an assist for his 1st career playoff point ... Appeared in 4 games vs. STL in the Conference Semifinals and 2 games against COL in the Conference Finals. 1997-98: Split the season between DAL (NHL, 4 games) and Michigan (IHL, 60 games) … Named the K-Wings’ Defenseman of the Year ... Led all team defensemen in assists (27) and points (33) and was 3rd among defensemen in goals (6) ... Was recalled to DAL on 3/4/98 ... Made NHL debut 3/4/98 vs. MTL … Recorded 1st NHL point with an assist on the game-tying goal 3/8/98 vs. PHX … Recalled to DAL on 4/29/98, but did not appear in a playoff game. 1996-97: 1st professional hockey season … Appeared in 69 games with Michigan (IHL), recording 2-6-8 with 77 penalty minutes ... Totaled one assist in 4 playoff games with the K-Wings.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played parts of 4 seasons (1992-1996) with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL, winning the Memorial Cup twice ... In 1995-96, finished 5th on the Blazers in assists (55) and points (69) and was 3rd in PIM (114) ... Won his 2nd Memorial Cup with Kamloops in 1994-95 ... Played in 63 games with the Blazers, earning 45 points (10-35-45) ... Won the Memorial Cup with Kamloops for the 1st time in 1993-94.

TRANSACTIONS
Traded to NJD for a 3rd-round choice (later traded to PHX) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on 3/9/06 … Signed as a free agent with the NYI on 8/11//05 … Acquired by Tampa Bay from DAL with a seventh-round choice in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft for a second-round choice in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft on 6/22/02 … Traded to DAL with MIN’s third- and ninth-round choices in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft for Aaron Gavey, Pavel Patera, Dallas’ eighth-round choice in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and MIN’s fourth-round choice (previously acquired) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft on 6/25/00 … Traded to MIN with Manny Fernandez for MIN’s third-round choice in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and fourth-round choice in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft on 6/12/00 … Traded to DAL for DAL’ third-round choice in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft on 6/1/96 … Selected by the NY Islanders in the fourth round, 90th overall, at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Brad and his wife, Cara, have a daughter named Michaela Ann ... His father, Bernie Lukowich, played two seasons (1973-75) in the NHL with Pittsburgh and St. Louis ... Also has a cousin, Morris Lukowich, who played 582 career NHL games from 1979-80 to 1986-87 with Winnipeg, Boston and Los Angeles … Has his number (37) tattooed on his ankle with the Stanley Cup (1999 with DAL, 2004 with Tampa Bay).

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL - 3/4/98 vs. MTL
    Lightning - 10/10/03 @ FLA
Goal:     NHL - 3/31/99 vs. TB (Schwab)
    Lightning - 10/10/03 @ FLA (Luongo)
Assist: NHL - 3/17/99 @ WSH
    Lightning - 10/18/03 vs. ATL

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:          1 (21 times, last 3/6/07 @ PHI)
Season:          5 (2003-04)
Multi-Goal Games:     0
    In 2006-07:     0
Hat Tricks:         0
Streak:         None
    In 2006-07:     None

Assists
Game:             3 (4/16/06 vs. PHI)
Season:         14 (2002-03, 2003-04)
Streak:         4 (3/27-4/3/04, 4a)
    In 2006-07:     None

Points
Game:            3 (4/16/06 vs. PHI, 0g-3a)
Season:         19 (2003-04)
Multi-Point Games:     8
    In 2006-07:     1 (2/1/07 at PHI, 1g-1a)
Streak:         4 (3/27-4/3/04, 0g-4a)
    In 2006-07:     None

Games Played Streak:     69 (11/7-4/8/07)
Most PIM in a Game:     14 (10/2/99 vs. ANA)
Most Shots in a Game: 6 (12/13/03 vs. MTL)