Hamilton Huskies Alumnus Dave Andreychuk finally gets his due and enters the Hockey Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Dave and his family on this fantastic reward, the icing on the cake of a wonderful career.
Many thanks to Dave for not forgetting his roots and making hockey accessible to many of Hamilton's youth through the Dave Andreychuk Foundation
. The Hamilton Huskies look forward to many more years of working with Dave and his foundation.
Congratulations again from the Hamilton Huskies Family
After a long career in the National Hockey League, former Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Hamilton Huskies Alumnus Dave Andreychuk will finally be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this Fall.
It’s been a long time coming, but Dave Andreychuk will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto this year. The former Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Stanley Cup champion has been out of the game for a while now and is finally getting the recognition he deserves. He will be the Lightning’s first inductee into the hall.
Andreychuk played for multiple teams over they years, but only lifted the Stanley Cup once, which was with the Tampa Bay Lightning, of course. Likely the proudest moment of his career came in Tampa Bay when he hoisted the Cup over his head in front of a sold out St. Pete Times Forum on the night of June 7. Andreychuk helped deliver the Lightning’s first championship ever, and to this day, he remains an active member of the community and this organization. Another notable event took place the following year (2005) when Dave brought the cup home to the arena where he played his youth hockey and celebrated the City of Hamilton renaming the renovated Mountain Arena in his name.
In the past, many experts and fans around the league believed that he didn’t have the resume of a typical hall of fame inductee, but he does have the statistics to back up his case for enshrinement into the Hall.
Sure, Andreychuk never won any of the individual awards like the Conn Smythe, Hart Trophy or the Calder, but he does have one Cup on his resume, which is important. Many inductees into the hall go in with several awards to their name, but career stats are just as important. If they weren’t, we likely wouldn’t even be talking about Andreychuk as a possible member of the hall.
The 53-year-old Hamilton, Ontario native played in 1,639 games (7th all time), scored 640 goals (14th all time), including 274 on the Power Play (1st all time), notched 698 assists and had 1,338 points overall (29th all time). He recorded 99 points in a season twice, once with the Buffalo Sabres and once with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and finished with 97 Stanley Cup playoff points in 162 games played.
He was the last among the NHL’s 600 goal scorers to be selected.
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