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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.
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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres