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Brad Ference

Brad Ference  #32

Defenseman
NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: April 2, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: VAN / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998) Traded to Tri-City (WHL) by Spokane (WHL) for David Boychuk, February 2, 1999. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Robert Fried) in 2000 Entry Draft for Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and Florida's 1st round choice (Nathan Smith) in 2000 Entry Draft, January 17, 1999. Traded to Phoenix by Florida for Darcy Hordichuk and Phoenix's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Matt Smaby) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 8, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Morzine-Avoriaz (France), October 28, 2004. Traded to New Jersey by Phoenix for Pascal Rheaume, Ray Schultz and Steven Spencer, November 25, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 27, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 3, 2007.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic