Brad Self is a two sport man. Unfortunately, those two sports, hockey and lacrosse, are played during the same season. Even more unfortunate is that the team that wants him for hockey is in Germany and the team that wants him for Lacrosse is in Chicago.
Self has chosen to return to Germany’s 2.Bundesliga for a fourth season. It is his fifth in Germany after one season in the Oberliga in 2006-07. This is his first season with Fischtown Pinguins after four with Riessersee. Brad is currently second on the team in scoring behind another Ontario Hockey League alumnus, Chris Stanley (see previous post on Chris).
Brad played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-99 to 2001-02, all with the Peterborough Petes. He provided the Petes with steady offense throughout his career and capped it off with 24 goals and 73 points in his final season.
Self was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL draft, 235th overall, but chose instead to enter the Canadian university system. He spent four seasons with St. Mary’s, once again providing steady offense.
In his first season with Riessersee, he contributed 76 points on 34 goals and 42 assists in just 46 games to help the team move up from the Overliga to the 2.Bundesliga. He led the team in goals (28) and points (61) in the team’s first season in the Bundesliga.
Self has appeared in the National Lacrosse League with Colorado in 2005, contributing 13 points in eight games, and with the Philadelphia Wings in 2006, 17 points in eight games.
You can check out Brad Self’s profile at the Fischtown Pinguins official website by going to the roster page and clicking on his name.