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Josh Archibald (born October 6, 1992) is a Canadian-born American ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Archibald was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Josh Archibald
Josh Archibald 1 2017-05-10.jpg
Archibald with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017
Born (1992-10-06) October 6, 1992 (age 27)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 174th overall, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

After moving to Brainerd, Minnesota at age 15, Archibald played high school hockey with Brainerd High School.[1] He was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award in 2011.[2] He then played college hockey at the University of Nebraska Omaha from 2011–2014. He was selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week in November 2011.[3] At Nebraska Omaha, Archibald played on a line with future Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Jake Guentzel.[1] In 2013–14, Archibald was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, marking him as one of the ten best players in men's college hockey;[4] he was also named All-NCHC First Team,[5] and won the NCHC's Player of the Year and Forward of the Year awards.[6]

Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit

On May 16, 2014, Archibald signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[7] Archibald made his NHL debut on March 5, 2016, in a home game against the Calgary Flames[8] but was soon reassigned to the Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

He was recalled back to the Penguins on February 11, 2017, which is also when he scored his first 2 NHL goals in a game against the Arizona Coyotes. However, he was returned to the Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins two games later. He was recalled to the Pittsburgh in late March and competed in the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, lifting the Stanley Cup after teammate Jake Guentzel.[9]

On July 12, 2017, Archibald re-signed with the Penguins on a two-year, one-way contract with an average annual value of $675,000.[10][11]

In the 2017–18 season, Archibald made the Penguins' opening night roster. On December 1, 2017, he was reassigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for a conditioning stint.[12]

Arizona CoyotesEdit

On December 19, 2017 the Penguins traded Archibald, along with Sean Maguire and a 6th-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Michael Leighton and a fourth-round pick in 2019. This trade's purpose was to clear space for a follow-up trade which brought defenceman Jamie Oleksiak to Pittsburgh from Dallas.[13]

Edmonton OilersEdit

On June 25, 2019, at the conclusion of his contract and as an impending restricted free agent, Archibald was not tendered a qualifying offer from the Coyotes, releasing him as a free agent.[14] He was signed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on July 16, 2019.[15]

International careerEdit

Archibald played with Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Archibald is a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States. His father, Jim Archibald, played in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars during the mid-1980s.[17]

In June 2016, he married Bailey Baxter.[18] They had met at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Their first child, Brecken Carter Archibald, was born in August 2017.[19][20] On August 30, 2017, Brecken, at 3 weeks old, was baptized in the Stanley Cup.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Brainerd High USHS 27 22 35 57 74
2010–11 Brainerd High USHS 27 30 48 78 40
2011–12 Omaha Mavericks WCHA 36 10 5 15 33
2012–13 Omaha Mavericks WCHA 39 19 17 36 34
2013–14 Omaha Mavericks NCHC 37 29 14 43 62
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 7 1 0 1 13 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 45 5 8 13 24 3 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 9 7 4 11 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 9 9 18 75 10 1 0 1 10
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 61 16 13 29 54 5 2 0 2 16
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 3 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 2
2017–18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 6 1 2 3 4
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 39 5 6 11 25
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 68 12 10 22 15
NHL totals 121 20 16 36 44 4 0 0 0 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 0 2 2 6
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 6

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-NCHC First Team 2014 [22]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2014
Hobey Baker Award (Finalist) 2014
NHL
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2017 [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brainerd's Josh Archibald relishes his rare chance with Penguins".
  2. ^ Christensen, Josh (February 9, 2011). Josh Archibald Brainerd Boys Hockey (Television production). Lakeland, MN: Lakeland Public Television, Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Josh Archibald WCHA Rookie of Week – Lakeland News Sports – November 15, 2011.m4v. YouTube. November 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation - Hobey Baker Memorial Award Announces Top Ten Finalists". March 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Inaugural All-Conference Teams Revealed". NCHC. March 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Archibald, Dowd, LaLeggia Headline NCHC Award Winners". NCHC. March 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Josh Archibald to an Entry-Level Contract". NHL.com.
  8. ^ "Penguins Recall Forward Josh Archibald". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. February 10, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  9. ^ Coe, Brian (August 4, 2017). "A YEAR IN THE LIFE : JOSH ARCHIBALD". wbspenguins.com. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Josh Archibald and Defenseman Derrick Pouliot". NHL.com.
  11. ^ "One-way contract 'icing on the cake' for Archibald". NHL.com.
  12. ^ "Josh Archibald Assigned to WBS on a Conditioning Assignment". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  13. ^ "Coyotes Acquire Archibald and Maguire from Pittsburgh". NHL.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "After Ben Hutton, who are the top players not to receive QO's". The Hockey News. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Oilers sign free agent Josh Archibald". Edmonton Oilers. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Denton (Denny) Newman Jr. "Archibald makes Team USA". Brainerd Dispatch.
  17. ^ "Jim Archibald". Elite Prospects.
  18. ^ "Instagram post by bailey archibald • Jun 27, 2016 at 12:51am UTC". Instagram.
  19. ^ Mackey, Jason (July 13, 2017). "Dad-to-be Josh Archibald is thrilled with the 'guarantee-ness' of his Penguins one-way deal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  20. ^ "Instagram post by bailey archibald • Aug 8, 2017 at 12:19am UTC". Instagram.
  21. ^ "Archibald has son baptized in Stanley Cup". NHL.com. NHL. August 30, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  22. ^ "NCHC announces All-Conference players, All-Rookie Team". USCHO.com. March 12, 2014.
  23. ^ "Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Player of the Year
2013–14
Succeeded by
Joey LaLeggia
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Forward of the Year
2013–14
Succeeded by
Trevor Moore