|David John Andreychuk
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 225 pounds
Born: 9.29.63 Hamilton, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Devils' 2nd round pick in the 1996 E.D.
and Devils' 3rd round pick in the 1999 E.D., 3.13.96
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins, 7.29.99
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
In NHL history, Andreychuk goes down as one of the best power forwards to play the game. He was a very valuable
asset in front of the net, especially if his team was on the power play.
So you could say that his stint with the Devils would be the oddball of the bunch. Injuries, particularly ankle injuries,
had plagued Andreychuk for the majority of his time in New Jersey. Even when he WAS healthy (96-97 season), while
he did get a decent output pointswise, he wasn't able to play a key role on the Devils' man advantage.
The only bright spot of this part of his career was that he scored his 500th NHL goal while as a Devil. He accomplished
this against the Capitals on March 15, 1997.
Another criticism of his was that he was on teams that didn't deliver in the postseason. (Meaning no Stanley Cup.) In
Jersey, HE didn't deliver, either. Only 3 points!
That would be put to rest finally in 2004 while he captained the Tampa Bay Lightning to the championship.
|Entry Draft: 1982 First Round Pick (16th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise