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Dave Andreychuk

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Born in Hamilton, Ontario Dave Andreychuk played junior for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he would become a 100-point player. The Buffalo Sabres drafted Dave 16th overall the NHL entry draft. The big winger made the jump to the NHL and never looked back although playing for Canada at the 1983 World Junior Championship and winning a bronze medal. During his time with the Sabres Andreychuk always produced points and was a presence in front of the net and down low. His best season in Buffalo was 1991-92 when he scored 41 goals and 91 points. In 1986, he was selected to play in the World Championships, and Canada skated away with the bronze medal. In 1993, in his 11th season with the Sabres Andreychuk was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Grant Fuhr and a 5th round draft pick. Dave’s time in Toronto included a sensational 1993-94 season where he marked 53 goals, and 99 points putting him 8th in league scoring. Andreychuk was a part of the Leafs illustrious playoff run in 1992-93. The trade deadline in 96 would see the power forward dealt to the New Jersey Devils for a second and third round draft pick. He joined the Boston Bruins as a free agent prior to the 1999-2000 season, but at the trade deadline he was traded again in the “Ray Bourque” trade that saw them head to Colorado. Andreychuk signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for 01-02 season and earned the captaincy the following season. In 2003-04, Andreychuk led the Lightning through the post-season eventually defeating the Calgary Flames in a seven-game series. Dave had played 22 seasons before winning a Stanley Cup tying the NHL record with Ray Bourque for the longest career before earning the Stanley Cup. Dave retired playing 1,639 regular season games, scoring 640 goals and 698 assists for 1,338 points placing him 28th time. He was the NHL’s all-time leader in regular season powerplay goals with 274.

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