Bradley Eidsness
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Bradley Eidsness

Hometown:

Chestermere Alberta

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1989-06-02

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th round (139th overall), 2007

Weight:

173 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: In 48 games with the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), the goaltender posted a 2.87 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 48 games.

2007-08: This was Eidsness’ third season with Okotoks (AJHL), which saw the netminder claimed a 2.28 GAA and a .930 save percentage in 21 games. He won the AJHL Most Valuable Player Award for his efforts.

2008-09: First season with the University of North Dakota. In 41 games he posted a 2.55 goals against average and a .906 save percentage as a rookie. He was nominated to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and the All-Star third team.

2009-10: Eidsness was named to the WCHA's Second All-Star team as a sophomore for North Dakota. In 41 games, he was 24-10-4 with three shutouts and had a 2.11 GAA and .914 save percentage.

2010-11: Eidsness appeared in seven games as a junior for North Dakota as sophomore Aaron Dell emerged as the starter for the Fighting Sioux. Eidsness started the Sioux's final regular season game against Michigan Tech (an 11-2 win) after not having a start since the middle of November. Eidsness was 2-2-1 with a 4.09 GAA and .812 save percentage. North Dakota went 14-0-1 during a fifteen-game stretch that included the WCHA and NCAA Midwest Regional tournaments before falling to Michigan, 2-0, in the Frozen Four semifinals.

 

Talent Analysis

Eidsness keeps his body upright to take away the top of the net. He has good rebound control but needs to improve his puck handling. He lost his starting job at the University at North Dakota to sophomore Aaron Dell in 2010-11, making him an unknown moving forward. He will need to fight to regain the starting role in 2011-12 and could improve his future outlook with the Sabres by doing so.

 

Future

Eidsness has decided to end his hockey career and instead concentrate on a career in law.