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Dave Andreychuk

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Status: NHL left winger from 1982-2006 with Buffalo, Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Colorado and Tampa Bay.

Ht: 6-feet-4 Wt: 220 pounds

DOB: Sept. 29, 1963 In: Hamilton, Ont.

First Hockey Memory: "Down on the Hamilton Bay. My dad and his uncles, his brothers, we all used to go and skate on Hamilton Bay. That was before I started playing hockey really, it was about going down and spending time with the family on the Bay."

"Andy, basically. And then there was one Andy in Toronto, so then it was Chucky. Pretty much Andy."

Hockey Inspirations: "Lots - obviously my family, my father. And then the Leafs. A lot of the old Leafs, Lanny McDonald, Darryl Sittler. Those are players that I watched."

Last Book Read: "Probably a Grisham book."

Current Car: "Is a Lincoln Navigator."

First Job: "Worked for a veterinarian."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Quite a few, but probably the '04 Stanley Cup."

Most Painful Moment: "Knocking all my teeth out with slap shot. (By who?) Not sure, I didn't see it coming, so no idea (laughs)."

Favorite Uniforms: "Probably the Leafs. Tradition."

Favorite Arena: "Old Boston Garden. Old, old Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo."

Closest Hockey Friends: "Probably John Tucker. We played together in Buffalo and now we live together here in Tampa."

Funniest Player Encountered: "Mike Foligno. (Why him?) Mike Foligno for sure. Days in Buffalo, then our days in Toronto together. Never a dull moment."

Most Memorable Goal: "Probably the 500th. In New Jersey."

Funny Hockey Memory: "One time, Hartford to Boston in a bus, we stopped. I was supposed to go out, because I was a rookie, and get one of the guys’ bags. And the bus drove away. So I had to chase the bus down for a little bit. I had to walk probably a half-mile to catch up to the bus. (Who got you on that?) Lindy Ruff and Mike Foligno were the ones who started it."

First Famous Hockey Player You Ever Met: "Bobby Hull. Neighbor was Bill Friday, who was a referee. And met him at a dinner when I was seven or eight-ish. He was the first NHL player that I ever met."

Strangest Game:
"Probably some of the snow-out games in Buffalo. We played the Rangers one time in the early ‘80s with a thousand people in the stands. Those are the kinds of games you remember."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey:
"Growing up it was lacrosse. Now I would say I watch a lot of football."

Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"That they're honest. That they're friendly."


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