Once A Penguin: Brad Lauer
In this edition of "Once A Penguin" we are looking at winger turned coach, Brad Lauer.
Left Wing -- shoots L
Born Oct. 27, 1966 -- Humboldt, SASK
Height 6' -- Weight 210
For complete stats visit: hockey-reference.com/players/l/lauerbr01.html
Brad Lauer was born and raised in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and began his playing career with the Regina Pats.
Brad is best described as a defensive specialist, a tenacious fore-checker and dynamic winger.
After spending parts of 6 seasons Lauer was traded to the Blackhawks, then spent a season with the Ottawa Senators.
Brad Signed With the Penguins on August 10, 1995 (my birthday) as a free agent.
Lauer played 21 Regular season games with the Penguins during the 1994-95 season earning 4 goals and 1 assist (5 points) with a +/- rating of -5 and 6 PIM. Hel also appeared in 12 Playoff games contributing 1 goal and 1 assist (2 points) and 4 PIM.
Lauer spent the next two seasons playing with the Clevand Lumberjacks, never cracking the Penguins line up again.
Post Pens Career:
Lauer played the next three seasons with the Utah Grizzlies, before winding down his career with the Sheffied Steelers in Britan where he was also a coach.
Brad Lauer appeared in 323 NHL games Racking up 44 Goals, 67 Assists (111 Points)
What is he doing now?
After retiring in 2002 Brad quickly made the transition to coaching and spent time in the WHL and AHL before settling with Sens.
In 2012 became assistant Coach with the Anaheim Ducks where he is to this day.
Brad Lauer is one of those players I wish we could have seen more of in a Pens uniform. He was hardworking and dedicated to his role as a what I would consider to be a gifted grinder with a scoring touch.
That's it for today.
Thanks for reading.