Choreographer: Kelly Johnson
Brad May's humorous and outgoing personality will undoubtedly make him popular with viewers. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 14th overall, in 1990 and went on to spend 19 years in the NHL where he played over 1,000 games.
Brad is well known for his series-deciding goal in the 1993 Adams Division semi-finals against the Boston Bruins, resulting in broadcaster Rick Jeanneret's passionate and famous 'May Day' call. He was traded by the Sabres to the Vancouver Canucks in 1998 and was later traded to the Phoenix Coyotes where he played from 2000-2003. He would go on to play with the Colorado Avalanche (2005-2007), the Anaheim Ducks (2007-2009), the Toronto Maple Leafs (2008-2009) and the Detroit Red Wings (2009-2010).
Known as a fiercely determined enforcer and a natural leader, his career highlight was winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2008. Upon his retirement in 2010, CBC hired him as an AHL analyst and co-host on Hockey Night in Canada radio and online.
Growing up in Stouffville, Ontario, Brad has been a fan of Battle of the Blades since Season 1 and is good friends with former participants Claude Lemieux, Todd Warriner and Craig Simpson. While watching them from the comfort of his home, he thought to himself 'no way' at the possibility of getting involved and then his mind-set shifted to 'I'm going to tackle that.'
Brad lives in Toronto with his wife Bridgette, who was his high school sweetheart, and their two children, Tyler and Samantha.
Maura asks Brad May your questions
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