Brad May joined the OHL’s Niagara Falls Thunder in 1988-89 before being drafted in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. As one of the most imposing forwards in the league, he was claimed 14th overall. He is known for an impressive series final goal in the 1993 semi-final game against the Boston Bruins in game four, where the term “May Day” was coined. In the 2006-07 season, he won the Stanley Cup as part of the Anaheim Ducks.
In his rookie season, Brad May scored eleven goals and 309 penalty minutes and the following year, he scored the overtime winner in the first round playoff match that eliminated the Boston Bruins. During the 1993-94 season, May scored 18 goals and following an injured year, he rebounded with 44 points the following season and became a member of Canada’s World Championship Team. After seven seasons with the Sabres, May joined the Vancouver Canucks in 1998 for two and a half seasons.
In 2000, he was drafted to the Phoenix Coyotes and following another two and a half year stint, he joined the Vancouver Canucks once again. After one season, he went to the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent for 10 games before moving to the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, where he was part of the Ducks’ first Stanley Cup win. He also celebrated his 900th career game with the Ducks that year and scored his 125th career goal. In 1998, he returned to the Vancouver Canucks and in 2009, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played his 1,000th game in 2009 shortly before joining the Detroit Red Wings in September of that year.
Brad May retired after 18 NHL seasons in 2010 and joined the CBC as an American Hockey League Analyst. He currently works with the Buffalo Sabres broadcast team and as an NHL analyst with Rogers Sportsnet.
Brad May Stats
1129 games played in the NHL.