Andrey Pedan

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Andrey Pedan
Andrey Pedan Utica Comets.jpg
Pedan playing for the Utica Comets
Born (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 25)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 2011
New York Islanders
Playing career 2012–present

Andrey Pedan (born 3 July 1993) is a Lithuanian-born Russian professional ice hockey defenceman for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

After his first major junior season in the North American Ontario Hockey League, with the Guelph Storm in 2010–11, Pedan was drafted 63rd overall by the New York Islanders in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

On 3 April 2013, Pedan was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.[1] Unable to establish himself amongst the Islanders' prospects within the affiliates, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL, Pedan was traded in the 2014–15 season by the Islanders to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick on 26 November 2014.[2]

On 1 December 2015, Pedan made his NHL debut for the Canucks against the Los Angeles Kings.[3] On 15 March 2016, Pedan was recalled by the Canucks along with Brendan Gaunce.[4]

On 3 October 2017, on the eve of the 2017–18 season, Pedan was traded by the Canucks along with a fourth-round pick in 2018 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Derrick Pouliot.[5] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the duration of the campaign. He notched AHL personal highs of 9 goals and 26 points in 52 games.

On 4 July 2018, Pedan as a restricted free agent from the Penguins opted to sign a two-year contract to return to Russia with reigning champions, Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Pedan was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, but grew up in Moscow, Russia. Pedan is fluent in both Russian and English.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Guelph Storm OHL 51 2 10 12 89 6 0 8 8 8
2011–12 Guelph Storm OHL 63 10 30 40 152 6 1 3 4 14
2012–13 Guelph Storm OHL 60 14 30 44 145 5 3 1 4 16
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 8 0 2 2 7
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 28 5 5 10 43
2013–14 Stockton Thunder ECHL 5 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 0 3 3 51
2014–15 Stockton Thunder ECHL 2 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 42 3 11 14 70
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 45 7 14 21 87 4 0 0 0 10
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 0 0 0 18
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 52 5 5 10 100
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 52 9 17 26 87 3 1 1 2 4
NHL totals 13 0 0 0 18

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Russia WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 25
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pedan agree terms on entry-level deal". NHL.com. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Canucks acquire Andrey Pedan". NHL.com. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Kopitar's overtime goal lifts Kings past Canucks". NHL.com. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Canucks recall Gaunce & Pedan from Comets". NHL.com. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Pens Acquire Defenseman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 4th Round Draft Pick". NHL.com. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Добро пожаловать, Андрей!". www.ak-bars.ru (in Russian). 4 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Introducing Russian D-man Andrey Pedan". NHL.com. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  8. ^ "COMETS TALES: ANDREY PEDAN". www.uticacomets.com. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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