Source: St. Petersburg Times
As befitting a former NHL player who has seen it all, Brian Bradley, watching from a balcony Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum, hardly flinched when the Lightning prospect roofed a goal.
He was similarly stoic several seconds later when the same prospect stole a puck and scored again.
As a parent, though, Bradley could not have been prouder, because the prospect was his son, Cody, who continued to distinguish himself at Tampa Bay's development camp.
"It's great," said Brian, who played for the Lightning from 1992-97, was the team's first legitimate star and is the organization's director of youth hockey. "Any time you wear the pros' colors, it's a good experience."
Cody, 18, was not at the camp because of his father, said Al Murray, Tampa Bay's director of amateur scouting.
A center like his father, Cody last season played for Dubuque of the junior United States league and next season will play on scholarship for Colorado College.
He was on the Lightning's June draft list. When not selected, he was invited to camp with a phone call from general manager Steve Yzerman, something Cody called "a pretty big deal."
"We evaluated Cody as every other player is evaluated," Murray said. "We didn't even talk to Brian prior to the draft."
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