Brad Malone played for Cushing Prep before joining the Sioux Falls Stampede via a trade at the 2006 USHL Entry Draft. Cousin of Ryan Malone.
2006-07: Malone joined up with this seasons Clark Cup winner, the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), where he tallied 14 goals and 33 points through 57 games. He also racked up an impressive 134 penalty minutes in his first season in the league.
2007-08: Malone joined up with the University of North Dakota this season, netting a goal and three points in his first 34 games with the Fighting Sioux. His 44 penalty minutes led team rookies.
2008-09: The University of North Dakota sophomore compiled 17 points (5g+12a) in 41 games this season, racking up 77 penalty minutes along the way, all personal bests with the Fighting Sioux.
2009-10: Moved up to the scoring lines, playing mostly second-line center. Almost doubled his points per game.
2010-11: Malone signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in April 2011 and made his pro debut in three AHL playoff games with Lake Erie following his senior season at North Dakota. Malone had one assist and an even plus/minus with the Monsters following a memorable final season with the Fighting Sioux. Malone skated in 43 of 44 games for North Dakota, leading the team in penalty minutes (102) for the second straight year, and was an integral part of the offense as North Dakota won the WCHA regular season and playoff titles and reached the NCAA Frozen Four. Malone scored 6 of his 16 goals on the power play and had 24 assists with a +23 plus/minus.
2011-12: Malone made his NHL debut with Colorado on December 9th and spent nine games with the Avalanche before being returned to AHL Lake Erie. He had 2 assists and was plus-one, averaging 10 minutes of ice time, during his time with Colorado. Malone was tied with Ryan Stoa for second in points (36), scoring 11 goals with 25 assists in 67 games, on a Lake Erie team that struggled to score goals. His 89 penalty minutes were fifth most on the Monsters and he ended the season minus-seven. Lake Erie finished third in the North Division – missing the playoffs by two points.