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Puck-moving defenseman Brad Tiley was born July 5, 1971 in Markdale, Ontario. An offensive-minded blueliner for the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Tiley was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (84th overall) of the 1991 NHL Draft.

The player went on to have a lengthy, well-traveled career that saw him play pro hockey on three continents and even a season of professional roller hockey.

 First and foremost, however, Tiley was a fixture in the American Hockey League, where he played 740 regular season game (99 goals, 294 assists, 393 points, 301 penalty minutes, cumulative minus-23). In 1999-2000, Tiley won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's best defenseman.

He also appeared in 11 total NHL games for the Phoenix Coyotes and Flyers over parts of three seasons.

The Flyers signed Tiley as a free agent on July 14, 2000. He spent three seasons as a blueline mainstay for the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms. During the 2000-01 season, Tiley also dressed in two NHL games for the Flyers in a 5-3 road loss to the Ottawa Senators (the player was minus-two in 14:31 of ice time) on December 2, 2000 and a 2-1 home win over the Carolina Hurricanes (plus-one, one shot on goal in 17 minutes of ice time) on December 29.

Tiley remained in the AHL through the 2006-07. Thereafter, he traveled the hockey universe, playing for teams in Germany, Austria and even in the Asia League of Ice Hockey with the Japan-based Nippon Paper Cranes. Following his playing days, Tiley began a coaching career.