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Toronto Marlies sign Trey Bradley to AHL contract

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GRAND FORKS, ND - FEBRUARY 10: Colorado College Forward Trey Bradley (14) looks to pass during a college hockey game between the University of North Dakota and Colorado College on February 10, 2018 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. North Dakota defeated Colorado College 5-1.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Toronto Marlies announced today that they have signed college free agent Trey Bradley to a one-year AHL contract starting in 2019-20. For the time being, he will be joining the Marlies on an Amateur Try-Out (ATO) for the rest of the season. Bradley is a recent graduate of Colorado College of the NCAA.

The 1996-born Bradley was born in Tampa Bay, Florida, and grew up a Tampa Bay Lightning fan as a result of his father, Brian Bradley, playing centre for the team 1992-98. Bradley Sr. started his career with the Calgary Flames and played 85 games over two seasons in 1990-92 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Trey is a 5’10” (or 5’11” depending on who you ask) left winger who was able to put up nearly a point per game in his final two seasons with Colorado College. According to the following piece from The Gazette, Bradley was known to be a pass-first kind of player; someone who moved the puck to facilitate offense. In his senior year, his father convinced him to use his shot more and the result was 15 goals in 41 games. In the article, that I highly recommend reading as it has evaluating notes from his coach, Bradley was also touted as a very consistent player for Colorado, a trait that should suit him well in the pros.