Dave Andreychuk

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Dave Andreychuk
Born (1963-09-29) September 29, 1963 (age 51)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
New Jersey Devils
Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1982
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1982–2006

David John Andreychuk (born September 29, 1963)[1] is a Ukrainian-Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is one of the highest scoring left wingers in NHL history, and is the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274.

NHL career[edit]

Dave Andreychuk was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres from the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and played his first NHL season in 1982–83. He went on to play 11 seasons in Buffalo before being traded on February 2, 1993, with Daren Puppa, and a 1993 first-round pick (Kenny Jönsson) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Grant Fuhr and a conditional 1995 fifth-round draft pick. He played for the Leafs until the 1995–96 when he was traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he stayed until 1999. After New Jersey, he had short stints with the Boston Bruins (1999–2000), Colorado Avalanche (2000), and Buffalo Sabres (2000–01), before settling with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02 to 2005–06).

His best season offensively was in 1993–94 when, with Toronto, he posted 53 goals and 99 points. The 1993 and 1994 playoffs also saw Andreychuk and the Maple Leafs advance to the Conference Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks, respectively. As a result of his successful stint with the team, many Maple Leafs' fans still affectionately refer to him simply as, 'Uncle Dave'.[citation needed]

In the 2001–02 NHL season, Andreychuk made a shocking move which would pay dividends in the long run. Rather than sign with a Stanley Cup contender, he signed with the lowly Tampa Bay Lightning, to which he was able to bring some much-needed veteran leadership.[2] The Lightning again missed the playoffs that season, and Andreychuk refused trades to contenders, stating his work with the team was not finished. In 2002–03, Lightning head coach John Tortorella appointed Andreychuk the captain, (succeeding Vincent Lecavalier, who was stripped of the captaincy after the 2000–01 season) and Andreychuk promptly led the Lightning to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons.

Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena

In the 2003–04 NHL season, Andreychuk continued as a key contributor for the Lightning offence, reaching 20 goals for the third consecutive year with the team.[3] Qualifying for the playoffs for a second consecutive year, Andreychuk helped the Lightning defeat the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. Andreychuk went 22 years without being on a Stanley Cup championship team, tying the NHL record with Ray Bourque for the longest career before doing so (Andreychuk had played 1597 regular-season games to that point, and only Bourque had played more career games before being on his first Stanley Cup-winning team).

Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Andreychuk returned to the Lightning for the 2005–06 season. After the year off, Andreychuk's contributions decreased and on January 10, 2006, he was waived by the Lightning, bringing an end to his career.[4]

On October 1, 2006, Andreychuk rejoined the Lightning as a Community Representative.[5]

In 2005, the city of Hamilton renamed the Mountain Arena, following renovations, the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre in his honor.[6] On November 28, 2008, he was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame.[7]

On February 4, 2011, the Tampa Bay Lightning named Andreychuk as their Vice President in charge of fans.

Records and achievements[edit]

  • Sixth most games played in NHL history with 1639.
  • 14th most goals scored in NHL history with 640.
  • Tied with Denis Savard for 28th in league history with 1,338 points.
  • Holds the record for most NHL career power-play goals with 274.
  • 1991–92 NHL power-play goals leader with 28.
  • 1992–93 NHL power-play goals leader with 32.
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game in 1990 and 1994.
  • Stanley Cup champion — 2004

Personal life[edit]

Andreychuk and his wife Sue have three daughters, Taylor, Caci and Brooke; the family resides in Tampa, Florida. The Andreychuks also have a house in Buffalo, New York.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Hamilton OMHA 21 25 24 49
1980–81 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 22 22 44 80 10 3 2 5 20
1981–82 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 57 43 100 71 3 1 4 5 16
1982–83 Oshawa Generals OHL 14 8 24 32 6
1982–83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 43 14 23 37 16 4 1 0 1 4
1983–84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 38 42 80 42 2 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 31 30 61 54 5 4 2 6 4
1985–86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 36 51 87 61
1986–87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 25 48 73 46
1987–88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 30 48 78 112 6 2 4 6 0
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 28 24 52 40 5 0 3 3 0
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 40 42 82 42 6 2 5 7 2
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 36 33 69 32 6 2 2 4 8
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 41 50 91 71 7 1 3 4 12
1992–93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 29 32 61 48
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 25 13 38 8 21 12 7 19 35
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 83 53 46 99 98 18 5 5 10 16
1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 22 16 38 34 7 3 2 5 25
1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 20 24 44 54
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 8 5 13 10
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 27 34 61 48 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 14 34 48 26 6 1 0 1 4
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 15 13 28 20 4 2 0 2 4
1999–00 Boston Bruins NHL 63 19 14 33 28
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 1 2 3 2 17 3 2 5 18
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 20 13 33 32 13 1 2 3 4
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 17 38 109
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 20 14 34 34 11 3 3 6 10
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 18 39 42 23 1 13 14 14
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 42 6 12 18 16
OHL totals 148 87 89 176 157 13 4 6 10 36
NHL totals 1639 640 698 1338 1125 162 43 54 97 162
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 1986 Moscow
World Junior Championships
Bronze 1983 Leningrad

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1983 Canada WJC 7 6 5 11 14
1986 Canada WC 10 3 2 5 18
Junior totals 7 6 5 11 14
Senior totals 10 3 2 5 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 
  2. ^ "Lightning sign Andreychuk, Ledyard". CBC Sports. 2001-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Andreychuk key to Lightning's Stanley Cup hopes". CBC Sports. 2004-03-21. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Dave Andreychuk clears waivers". CBC Sports. 2006-01-11. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Dave Andreychuk rejoins Lightning as Community Representative". Yahoo. 2006-09-28. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena". bringnhltohamilton.com. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  7. ^ Harrington, Mike (November 28, 2008). "Fans give Andreychuk an ovation". The Buffalo News. Retrieved December 1, 2008. 

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Preceded by
Paul Cyr
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Tom Barrasso
Preceded by
Vincent Lecavalier
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
200206
Succeeded by
Tim Taylor