April 25, 1983 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
HC Dinamo Minsk
|NHL Draft||166th overall, 2001
New York Islanders
199th overall, 2003
Andy Chiodo (born April 25, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL). Chiodo played eight games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2003–04 NHL season.
Chiodo was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the sixth round (166th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders were unable to sign him, and he was made draft-eligible again after the 2002–03 NHL season. The Pittsburgh Penguins chose him in 2003 NHL Entry Draft in the seventh round with the 199th overall pick.
Prior to playing in the Ontario Hockey League, Chiodo played with the Wexford Raiders of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, Chiodo made his professional debut with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in the 2003–04 season. He also appeared in eight NHL games with Pittsburgh that season.
Chiodo has spent most of his professional career with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and with Pittsburgh's ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. He signed with Kärpät in the Finnish SM-liiga for the 2006–07 season, but was sidelined with an injury for most of the autumn. Kärpät released Chiodo from his contract in November, and he signed with Jokerit for a one-month tryout, making his SM-liiga debut on November 16 against HIFK. After only two games, he was injured again. At the SM-liiga trade deadline in January, he signed with HPK.
On August 20, 2009, he was signed by the Ottawa Senators to a one year, two-way contract. He split time between Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton and their ECHL affiliate in Elmira. After the completion of the 2009–10 NHL season, Chiodo was not offered a new contract and became an unrestricted free agent.
Chiodo returned to Europe in signing with EC KAC for the 2010–11 EBEL season. He played in 30 games with the team and had a league-best 2.60 GAA. Chiodo led EC KAC to the 2010–11 EBHL Finals before losing to Red Bull Salzburg four games to three. On April 14, 2011 Chiodo re-signed on a two-year contract extension with Klagenfurt.
On November 7, 2013, the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL signed Chiodo for the 2013–14 season. After just four games with the Condors, Chiodo opted to terminate his contract and returned to the Finnish Liiga with Tappara.
On August 14, 2014, Chiodo returned to the Austrian EBEL, in signing a one-year contract with Slovenian club, HDD Olimpija Ljubljana.