Evan Rodrigues

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Evan Rodrigues
Born (1993-07-28) July 28, 1993 (age 25)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Evan Rodrigues (born July 28, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Rodrigues played two seasons for the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). He scored 105 points (41 goals, 64 assists) in 94 contests during the two seasons, and led his team to the playoffs in both seasons to advance to the 2010–2011 league semifinals. Rodrigues was named to the Team Canada East and earned All-Star Honours after scoring seven points (3 goals, 4 assists).[1]

College[edit]

Rodrigues attended Boston University where he played four seasons (2011–2015) with the Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey team, which competes in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. A two time Hockey East Second Team All-Star, Rodrigues tallied 121 points (42 goals, 79 assists) in 146 contests throughout his career as a BU Terrier. During his senior year, Rodrigues finished second in the nation in scoring with 61 points and was named Hockey East Player of the Month in both January and April 2015.[2]

Professional[edit]

On April 22, 2015, Rodrigues agreed to a two-way, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He played most of the season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League before receiving his first NHL call-up and playing his first game on April 8, 2016.[4] He scored his first NHL goal and first NHL assist the following night in a game against the New York Islanders.[5]

On July 27, 2017, the Sabres re-signed Rodrigues to a two-year, $1.3 million contract worth $650,000 annually.[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
2009–10 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 56 20 31 51 22 11 4 2 6 2
2010–11 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 37 21 33 54 42 5 1 3 4
2011–12 Boston University HE 36 2 10 12 24
2012–13 Boston University HE 38 14 20 34 28
2013–14 Boston University HE 31 5 9 14 20
2014–15 Boston University HE 41 21 40 61 31
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 72 9 21 30 39
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 1 1 2 0
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 48 9 21 30 27
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 4 2 6 4
2017–18 Rochester Americans AHL 8 5 5 10 2
2017–18 Buffalo Sabres NHL 48 7 18 25 14
NHL totals 80 12 21 33 18
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Canada Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2010 Penticton

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Canada East WJAC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 3 4 7 2
Junior totals 5 3 4 7 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RODRIGUES NAMED HEA PLAYER OF WEEK – Ontario Junior A Hockey League – Pointstreak Sites". pointstreaksites.com. April 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Evan Rodrigues Bio – GoTerriers.com – Official Home of Boston University Athletics". goterriers.com. 
  3. ^ "Buffalo Sabres sign BU forward Evan Rodrigues to entry level contract". nesn.com. NESN. April 22, 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sabres call up forwards Rodrigues, Schneider from minors". Associated Press. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Gionta scores twice to lead Sabres over Islanders". Yahoo! Sports. 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  6. ^ O'Brien, James (July 27, 2017). "Sabres re-sign Eichel's buddy Rodrigues for two years". nbcsports.com. NBC. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 

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