Brad May



November 29, 1971
Toronto, ON, CAN


6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)


213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)


Left Wing



Played for:

Buffalo Sabres
Vancouver Canucks
Phoenix Coyotes
Colorado Avalanche
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings

NHL Draft:

14th overall, 1990
Buffalo Sabres

Playing Career:



A native of Toronto, Ontario, Brad May played Junior B with the Markham Selects before joining the OHL’s Niagara Falls Thunder in 1988-89. May was one of the most imposing forwards in the league and was claimed 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. A member of Canada’s 1991 Gold Medal World Junior Team, May showed plenty of spunk as a rookie with the Sabres in 1991-92 with eleven goals and 309 penalty minutes. In 1992-93, May’s defensive work improved and he scored the overtime winner in the first round playoff match up that eliminated the Boston Bruins.

In 2007 May was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks at the NHL trading deadline. The trade proved to be a blessing in disguise for Brad May. With him in the line-up, the Ducks went 7-2-4 and his physical presence led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship.