Andre Deveaux

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Andre Deveaux
Andre Deveaux Rangers.jpg
Deveaux playing for the New York Rangers in 2011
Born (1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 30)
Freeport, Bahamas
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 182nd overall, 2002
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2004–present

Andre Deveaux (born February 23, 1984) is a Bahamaian-born Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Rögle BK of the Hockeyallsvenskan. He most recently played within the Florida Panthers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round (182nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Deveaux was born in Freeport, Bahamas, but he is a naturalized Canadian citizen who was raised in Welland, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

Initially drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, 182nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, He made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 27, 2008 against the Ottawa Senators. In addition to playing with the Maple Leafs, Deveaux has been a member of the Toronto Marlies, Chicago Wolves and Springfield Falcons of the AHL and the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. Deveaux is the first person born in the Bahamas to play in the NHL.[1]

On February 12, 2010, after getting penalized for a melee in a game between the Marlies and the Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg involving almost all the players on the ice, Deveaux was alleged to have been taunted with racial slurs by a fan while in the penalty box. Deveaux subsequently threw a roll of hockey tape into the heckler's direction and was suspended for three games by the AHL.[2]

On August 24, 2010, Deveaux signed as a free agent to a one-year contract to return to the AHL's Chicago Wolves.[3]

On August 16, 2011, Deveaux signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New York Rangers.[4]

On November 25, 2011, Deveaux was suspended by the NHL for 3 games. The reason given for this was delivering an illegal check to the head of Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann on a game between the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers played on November 23, 2011.[5] Deveaux was eligible to return December 1, 2011, however this did not happen as New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced Deveaux had instead been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.[6]

On July 9, 2012, Deveaux signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers.[7] With the NHL lockout in affect, Deveaux was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. On March 19, 2013, during a game in Cedar Park, Texas, against the Texas Stars, Deveaux was accidentally high sticked in the face. As he fell to the ice he slid underneath teammate Nolan Yonkman, knocking him over. As Yonkman tried not to fall he accidentally stepped on Deveaux's face, with full force. The resulting cut required dozens of stitches to close.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Belleville Bulls OHL 58 3 6 9 65 10 3 6 9 6
2001–02 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 8 13 21 89 11 1 2 3 30
2002–03 Belleville Bulls OHL 34 6 12 18 93
2002–03 Owen Sound Attack OHL 29 9 10 19 33 4 2 2 4 6
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 64 16 30 46 151 7 3 3 6 21
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 4 8 12 210
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 59 6 5 11 135
2005–06 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 11 4 7 11 36 5 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 8 1 2 3 8
2006–07 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 21 6 8 14 51
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 28 4 4 8 105 14 3 2 5 48
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 66 7 11 18 232 24 0 2 2 67
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 38 14 11 25 114 6 0 3 3 14
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 0 1 1 75
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 72 16 25 41 216
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 23 23 46 194
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 59 20 20 40 157 8 2 2 4 47
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 9 0 1 1 29
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 46 7 7 14 56
2013–14 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 20 3 4 7 25 3 1 0 1 6
NHL totals 31 0 2 2 104

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koshan, Terry (2008). "Road to redemption". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. ^ Girard, Daniel (February 16, 2010). "Marlies' Deveaux calls suspension "fair"". The Star (Toronto). Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Chicago Wolves (2010-08-24). "Wolves bring back 2008 Calder Cup Champ Deveaux". oursportscentral.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ Andre Deveaux New York Rangers - 2011-2012 Stats - New York Rangers - All Time Roster
  5. ^ Deveaux suspended for three games - New York Rangers - News
  6. ^ "Deveaux assigned to Connecticut". New York Rangers. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with C Andre Deveaux". Florida Panthers. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 

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