Andy Sertich

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Andy Sertich
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Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 34)
Coleraine, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Nottingham Panthers
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
KHL Medveščak
Graz 99ers
Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
Dornbirner EC
Stavanger Oilers
National team  Croatia
NHL Draft 136th overall, 2002
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2006–present

Andy Sertich (Coleraine, Minnesota, May 6, 1983.) is an American-Croatian professional ice hockey player[1] who is currently a member of the Nottingham Panthers of the British EIHL.

Playing career[edit]

As an amateur he played hockey for one of the strongest American collegiate teams the University of Minnesota. Through four years of playing with the Gophers his teammates were today's stars such as Thomas Vanek, Paul Martin and Phil Kessel. In the four years of playing in the WCHA Sertich played 171 games with 27 goals and 39 assists. Sertich was selected in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft 136th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins, though he never played for them. In the 2008–09 season he played for the ECHL League team Utah Grizzlies, where in over 62 games he scored 12 goals and had 24 assists, which saw him as the best defender on his team by points. Along with Utah, he played 6 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, the second strongest league in the North American continent.

On May 28, 2009, with eligibility to play for the Croatian national team, Sertich left America signing a one-year contract with Croat team KHL Medveščak for the 2009–10 season.[2] In 54 games Sertich scored 8 goals for 34 points to lead all Medveščak Zagreb defensemen in points and was re-signed to a one-year extension on April 1, 2010.[3]

After splitting the 2013–14 season with the Graz 99ers and Alba Volán Székesfehérvár Sertich joined as a free agent, his fourth EBEL club, Dornbirner EC on June 16, 2014.[4]

After six seasons in the EBEL, Sertich left as a free agent for a new European opportunity in agreeing to a one-year contract with Norwegian club, Stavanger Oilers of the GET-ligaen on July 23, 2015.[5]

In 2013, Sertich played for the Croatian national team at the IIHF World Championship Division II.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 13 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 2
2002–03 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 5 8 13 12
2003–04 University of Minnesota WCHA 43 8 14 22 14
2004–05 University of Minnesota WCHA 43 6 9 15 8
2005–06 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 8 8 16 22
2006–07 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 72 7 40 47 41
2007–08 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 29 3 14 17 8
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 28 3 6 9 4
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 62 12 24 36 34 5 0 1 1 4
2009–10 KHL Medveščak EBEL 54 8 26 34 8 11 1 4 5 2
2010–11 KHL Medveščak EBEL 54 10 21 31 22 5 2 1 3 2
2011–12 KHL Medveščak EBEL 49 11 22 33 10 9 0 0 0 4
2012–13 KHL Medveščak EBEL 54 12 31 43 25 6 3 2 5 2
2013–14 Graz 99ers EBEL 17 2 3 5 4
2013–14 Alba Volán Székesfehérvár EBEL 35 8 20 28 6 4 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Dornbirner EC EBEL 54 4 22 26 20
2015–16 Stavanger Oilers GET 45 5 29 34 4 17 1 4 5 2
EBEL totals 317 55 145 200 95 35 6 9 15 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Croatia WC-D2 5 7 5 12 0
2013 Croatia OGQ 2 0 0 0 0
2013 Croatia WC-D2 5 1 5 6 2
2015 Croatia WC-D1 5 1 4 5 2
Senior totals 17 9 14 23 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KHL Medveščak to return to Austrian Hockey League" (in Croatian). net.hr. 2009-05-29. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ "KHL Medveščak strengthens defense with Andy Sertich". index.hr (in Croatian). 2009-05-29. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Sertich, Sandrock and Guidarelli sign extensions with Zagreb" (in Croatian). hrhokej.net. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  4. ^ Dornbirner EC (2014-06-16). "Sertich and Murphy the new additions to Dornbirn" (in German). Facebook. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Oilers sign two new defenseman" (in Norwegian). aftenbladet.no. 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Team Roster - Croatia" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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