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Evan Rodrigues (born July 28, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Evan Rodrigues
Born (1993-07-28) July 28, 1993 (age 26)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Rodrigues played two seasons for the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). He scored 105 points (41 goals, 64 assists) in 94 contests during the two seasons, and led his team to the playoffs in both seasons to advance to the 2010–2011 league semifinals. Rodrigues was named to the Team Canada East and earned All-Star Honours after scoring seven points (3 goals, 4 assists).[1]

CollegeEdit

Rodrigues attended Boston University, where he played four seasons (2011–2015) with the Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey team, which competes in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. A two time Hockey East Second-Team All-Star, Rodrigues tallied 121 points (42 goals, 79 assists) in 146 contests throughout his career as a BU Terrier. During his senior year, Rodrigues finished second in the nation in scoring with 61 points and was named Hockey East Player of the Month in both January and April 2015.[2] Rodrigues was second only to teammate Jack Eichel, who would also be his teammate for the Buffalo Sabres.

ProfessionalEdit

On April 22, 2015, Rodrigues agreed to a two-way, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He played most of the season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League before receiving his first NHL call-up and playing his first game on April 8, 2016.[4] He scored his first NHL goal and first NHL assist the following night in a game against the New York Islanders.[5]

On July 27, 2017, the Sabres re-signed Rodrigues to a two-year, $1.3 million contract worth $650,000 annually.[6]

Rodrigues joined the Sabres full-time during the 2018–19 season. In 74 games, he recorded nine goals and 20 assists.

On July 25, 2019, the Sabres re-signed Rodrigues to a one-year, $2 million contract extension.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Evan's older brother, Paul, most recently played for the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL.[8]

Evan and his wife Christina's first child, Grayson Michael, was born on October 28, 2018.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 56 20 31 51 22 11 4 2 6 2
2010–11 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 37 21 33 54 42 5 1 3 4 0
2011–12 Boston University HE 36 2 10 12 24
2012–13 Boston University HE 38 14 20 34 28
2013–14 Boston University HE 31 5 9 14 20
2014–15 Boston University HE 41 21 40 61 31
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 72 9 21 30 39
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 1 1 2 0
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 48 9 21 30 27
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 4 2 6 4
2017–18 Rochester Americans AHL 8 5 5 10 2
2017–18 Buffalo Sabres NHL 48 7 18 25 14
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 9 20 29 25
NHL totals 154 21 41 62 43
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
  2010 Penticton

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Canada East WJAC   5 3 4 7 2
Junior totals 5 3 4 7 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RODRIGUES NAMED HEA PLAYER OF WEEK – Ontario Junior A Hockey League – Pointstreak Sites". pointstreaksites.com. April 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Evan Rodrigues Bio – GoTerriers.com – Official Home of Boston University Athletics". goterriers.com.
  3. ^ "Buffalo Sabres sign BU forward Evan Rodrigues to entry level contract". nesn.com. NESN. April 22, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sabres call up forwards Rodrigues, Schneider from minors". Associated Press. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Gionta scores twice to lead Sabres over Islanders". Yahoo! Sports. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  6. ^ O'Brien, James (July 27, 2017). "Sabres re-sign Eichel's buddy Rodrigues for two years". nbcsports.com. NBC. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  7. ^ DiBiase, Joe. "Arbitrator awards $2M contract to Evan Rodrigues". WGR 550. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Paul Rodrigues". Elite Prospects. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Evan Rodrigues back after son's birth; Jake McCabe's status uncertain". Buffalo News. Mike Harrington. Retrieved March 7, 2019.

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