Andy Delmore

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Andy Delmore
Andy Delmore Grand Rapids.jpg
Born (1976-12-26) December 26, 1976 (age 37)
LaSalle, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2013

Andrew J. Delmore (born December 26, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Delmore played 283 games in the National Hockey League recording 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points. He was considered an offensive defenceman, valued for his proficiency on the power play. He is currently an assistant coach with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

A 6'0" defenceman, Delmore played junior hockey for the North Bay Centennials and later for the Sarnia Sting. He went undrafted in 1997 and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers, making his NHL debut during the 1998–99 season. Delmore was the first rookie defenceman to record a hat trick in the playoffs.[2] He also scored the overtime winner in Game 3 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals as Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 4-3. While playing for the Nashville Predators during the 2002-03 NHL Season, he tied Sergei Gonchar and Nicklas Lidstrom for most goals (18) by a defenseman.

Delmore was traded twice on March 9, 2004; the Sabres first traded him to the Boston Bruins for future considerations and he was then traded to the San Jose Sharks (along with Curtis Brown) for Jeff Jillson and a ninth-round draft pick. He did not play for either team. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Delmore played in Germany with the Mannheim Eagles of the DEL.

Delmore signed with the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract on August 16, 2005; however, he did not play a regular season game for the club and was claimed by the Blue Jackets from waivers on October 4, 2005. Delmore played the majority of the 2005–06 season for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, playing only 7 games in the NHL. Delmore won the Eddie Shore Award as the top defenceman in the AHL and was named to the AHL First All-Star Team.[3]

On July 1, 2006, Andy signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[4] He was then assigned to affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for the start of the 2006–07 season. After 47 games with the Falcons, Delmore was traded by the Lightning, along with Andre Deveaux, to the Atlanta Thrashers for Kyle Wanvig and Stephen Baby on February 1, 2007.[5]

Delmore went back to Germany when he signed a two-year contract with the Hamburg Freezers, of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on July 17, 2007.

After a two-year absence, Delmore returned to North America for the 2009–10 season when the Detroit Red Wings again signed Delmore to a one-year contract on July 28, 2009.[6] Delmore was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. On March 3, 2010, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Riley Armstrong.[7] He was then assigned to Flames affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat.

On October 24, 2010, Delmore left again for Europe signing a one-year contract with Norwegian team, Lørenskog IK.[8] Delmore spend the following two seasons amongst the Austrian Hockey League and Italian Serie A before announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season.

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Holds Philadelphia Flyers record for most goals (5) by a defenceman in a playoff season (1999–2000)
  • Only rookie defenseman to score a hat trick in the playoffs, achieving the feat on May 7, 2000. Also the only Flyer defenseman to score a hat trick in a playoff game.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 North Bay Centennials OHL 45 2 7 9 33 17 0 0 0 2
1994–95 North Bay Centennials OHL 40 2 14 16 21
1994–95 Sarnia Sting OHL 27 5 13 18 27 3 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Sarnia Sting OHL 64 21 38 59 45 10 3 7 10 2
1996–97 Sarnia Sting OHL 63 18 60 78 39 12 2 10 12 10
1996–97 Fredericton Express AHL 4 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 73 9 30 39 46 18 4 4 8 21
1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 70 5 18 23 51 15 1 4 5 6
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 39 12 14 16 31
1999–00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 2 5 7 8 18 5 2 7 14
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 5 9 14 16 2 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 73 16 22 38 22
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 71 18 16 34 28
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 2 5 7 29
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 8 0 2 2 2
2004–05 Mannheim Eagles DEL 50 7 16 23 59 14 1 6 7 12
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 66 17 55 72 46 6 0 1 1 19
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 47 12 12 24 22
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 28 5 11 16 10 15 0 6 6 2
2007–08 Hamburg Freezers DEL 51 10 25 35 90 8 0 1 1 12
2008–09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 9 22 31 70 9 1 3 4 8
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 54 5 15 20 32
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 9 1 3 4 4 5 0 3 3 0
2010–11 Lørenskog IK GET 24 5 6 11 20 11 1 6 7 20
2011–12 KHL Medveščak Zagreb EBEL 12 1 1 2 14
2011–12 Ritten-Renon ITL 23 7 16 23 16
2012–13 Graz 99ers EBEL 18 2 7 9 42
2012–13 Ritten-Renon ITL 16 3 11 14 4
2012–13 HC Bolzano ITL 4 1 0 1 2 6 2 4 6 2
NHL totals 283 43 58 101 105 20 6 2 8 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sting announce coach staff additions". Sarnia Sting. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. ^ "This date in Flyers history". Philadelphia Flyers. 2005-05-07. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Crunch defenseman Andy Delmore named AHL's outstanding defenseman". noticias. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Lightning sign free-agent defenseman Andy Delmore". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2006-07-01. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Lightning acquire Wanvig, Baby from Atlanta". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Red Wings sign Andy Delmore". Detroit Red Wings. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Wings acquire Riley Armstrong". Detroit Red Wings. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Squad strengthens with a new NHL star" (in Norwegian). rd.no. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 

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