Luke Bradley Bombardir
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 5.5.72 Powell River, British Columbia
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Minnesota Wild for Chris Terreri and Wild's 9th round pick in the 2000
E.D., 6.23.00
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
43
1
5
6
11
8
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1998-99
NJ
56
1
7
8
-4
16
47
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1999-2000
NJ
32
3
1
4
-6
6
24
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
131
5
13
18
1
30
87
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Because of playing 4 years at North Dakota after getting drafted, as well as becoming a mainstay in the River Rats
lineup, it was a long time before Bombardir joined the Devils. All along, he was best known as a defensive defenseman,
but when his offensive production tailed down compared to when he was younger (I know, it wasn't much of a dip being
that he was consistently a 25-30-point getter.), he became basically just a spare body.

It doesn't hurt to have depth, though, especially when making a run for the Cup like in 2000.

After winning the Cup, Bombardir was traded to the Wild and was a semi-regular in Jacques Lemaire's lineup there. He
would get traded to the Nashville Predators at the deadline in 2004.

Those would be his last games in the NHL, though. He was forced to retire in 2005 after playing his first and only game
with the Springfield Falcons in the AHL... actually, the words I've seen used was "halted indefinitely."

He went back with the Wild after the injury to work in the Community/Players Relations Department. Later on, he was
also named Director of Player Development.
Entry Draft: 1990 Third Round Pick (56th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1998-99
NJ
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1999-2000
NJ
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
6
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise