Andrew William Spruce
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 4.17.54 London, Ontario
How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Vancouver Canucks, 10.5.77
How he left: Retired after the 81-82 season
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
74
19
21
40
-7
43
119
3
2
5
0
0
0
1
1978-79
COL
47
3
15
18
-18
31
57
0
5
5
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
121
22
36
58
-25
74
176
3
7
10
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
While Spruce did show some flashes of success on the NHL level, most of his professional success came while in the
minors. He was amongst the teams' scoring leaders in each year he played for each team he played on.

The success that he did get in the NHL was as a role player. Just an FYI.

He had missed most of the Rockies' training camp in 1978 due to severe headaches that lead to his hospitalization. (Must
mean post-concussion syndrome, but I cannot verify that.) That hampered his play considerably, and ultimately lead to
him returning to the minors the rest of his career.

He did have a couple coaching jobs in the mid-80s, notably with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL, but I don't have any
info on him from after 1985.
Entry Draft: 1974 Sixth Round Pick (95th overall) by the
Vancouver Canucks
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
2
0
2
2
N/A
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
2
0
2
2
N/A
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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