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Lightning sign defenseman Brad Tiley

The Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL affiliate of the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, announced today the signing of defenseman Brad Tiley.

As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Tiley returns to the Falcons after spending the previous two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals. In 2004-05 Tiley tallied 8 goals and 17 assists. During the 2003-04 campaign, Tiley helped lead the Admirals to a Calder Cup Championship, ranking second among Milwaukee defensemen in scoring with 13 goals and 34 assists for 47 points in 75 games.

Prior to his time in Milwaukee, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Markdale, Ontario spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms from 2000-2003. During the 2000-01 campaign, Tiley was presented with the Barry Ashbee Award, presented annually to the Phantoms’ top defenseman.

“Brad Tiley has consistently put up good offensive numbers from the blueline position,” said Bruce Landon, Falcons President and General Manager. “He is a solid character veteran player who will also be good for our young defensemen. Both Tampa and Springfield are thrilled to have this former AHL All Star back in a Falcons’ uniform.”

Tiley first played for the Falcons from 1997-2000 and during that time played in 209 games, registering 33 goals and 120 assists for 153 points. In 2000, he was awarded the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s Outstanding Defenseman.