Andrew Gordon (ice hockey)

Andrew Jacob Gordon (born December 13, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing with the Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Andrew Gordon
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Born (1985-12-13) December 13, 1985 (age 34)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Washington Capitals
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
Lukko
NHL Draft 197th overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2007–present

Playing careerEdit

Gordon was born and raised in Nova Scotia, where he also played his minor hockey. He was a member of the Dartmouth Subways Midget 'AAA' team that won the silver medal at the 2002 Air Canada Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The next season, Gordon joined the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In 2004, he was drafted by the Washington Capitals (7th round, 197th overall).[1] However, instead of immediately joining the Capitals, he played for three years with the St. Cloud State Huskies in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Gordon spent his first professional season (2007–08) with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears and the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays, though he spent most of the year with Hershey. The next year, he scored twenty goals with Hershey and helped them win the Calder Cup. He also made his NHL debut with the Capitals, playing in one game for them. In 2009-10, he had an even better year, scoring thirty-seven goals, and the Bears won the Calder Cup for the second year in a row. He also played in two games for the Capitals.

In the 2010-11 season Gordon made it to final cuts of the Capitals training camp but was reassigned to Hershey along with Jay Beagle and Mathieu Perreault.[2] Gordon played in Hershey until mid-December when he was called up for a game against the New York Rangers.[3]

On 21 December 2010, Gordon scored his first NHL goal for the Capitals against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. After scoring, Gordon kissed his linemate Marcus Johansson on the cheek as they sat on the bench.[4]

He was later sent back down to Hershey and played until being recalled once again in January when Capitals winger Eric Fehr got hurt.[5]

On July 2, 2011, he was signed by the Ducks to a two-year deal. During the 2011–12 season Gordon was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for defenceman Sebastian Erixon.[6] He made his Canucks debut on March 21, 2013 in a game in Phoenix.

After becoming an unrestricted free agent at season's end, Gordon signed a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on July 6, 2013.[7] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps for the entirety of the 2013–14 season, helping the club reach the Calder Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

On July 2, 2014, he was signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[8]

On June 3, 2015, Gordon signed with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 58 20 27 47 12
2003–04 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 55 20 44 64 12
2004–05 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 38 9 8 17 6
2005–06 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 42 20 20 40 22
2006–07 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 40 22 23 45 16
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 58 16 35 51 39 5 3 2 5 2
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 11 8 6 14 6 9 5 3 8 8
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 80 21 24 45 47 22 6 4 10 6
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 79 37 34 71 57 17 13 7 20 2
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 50 28 29 57 24 2 0 1 1 6
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 9 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 37 2 3 5 6
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 3 5 8 10
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 10 2 1 3 10
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 54 19 13 32 49
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 0 0 0 0
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 76 23 33 56 43 21 8 11 19 22
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 76 18 24 42 22
2015–16 Linköpings HC SHL 52 18 26 44 30 4 1 2 3 4
2016–17 Linköpings HC SHL 50 8 16 24 16 6 1 1 2 4
2017–18 Linköpings HC SHL 47 16 10 26 37 7 3 4 7 2
2018–19 Lukko Liiga 7 2 3 5 12
2018–19 Linköpings HC SHL 47 10 17 27 16
NHL totals 55 3 4 7 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
All-WCHA First Team 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 NHL Entry Draft". Hockeydb.com. June 7, 2010. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Capitals Reassign Andrew Gordon And Mathieu Perreault To Hershey". SB Nation. August 5, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Andrew Gordon to play against Rangers, Boudreau calls Semin's cross check "selfish"". Washington Post. December 12, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Gordon pots 1st 2 NHL points in Caps' win over NJ". Wall Street Journal. December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Capitals recall Andrew Gordon". Washington Post. January 15, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Canucks acquire Andrew Gordon from Anaheim Ducks". Vancouver Canucks. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Andrew Gordon". Winnipeg Jets. July 6, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Flyers sign RW Andrew Gordon". Philadelphia Flyers. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Andrew Gordon förstärker LHC" (in Swedish). Linkoping HC. June 3, 2015. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.

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