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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."



Nicknames:
"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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