Ice hockey player
| December 26, 1976 (age 38)
LaSalle, ON, CAN (1976-12-26) |
Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets
Andy Delmore Wikipedia
Andrew J. Delmore (born December 26, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Delmore played 283 games in the National Hockey League recording 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points. He was considered an offensive defenceman, valued for his proficiency on the power play. He is currently an assistant coach with the ECHL Toledo Walleye team.
A 6'0" defenceman, Delmore played junior hockey for the North Bay Centennials and later for the Sarnia Sting. He went undrafted in 1997 and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers, making his NHL debut during the 1998–99 season. Delmore was the first rookie defenceman to record a hat trick in the playoffs. He also scored the overtime winner in Game 3 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals as Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 4-3. While playing for the Nashville Predators during the 2002-03 NHL Season, he tied Sergei Gonchar and Nicklas Lidstrom for most goals (18) by a defenseman.
Delmore was traded twice on March 9, 2004; the Sabres first traded him to the Boston Bruins for future considerations and he was then traded to the San Jose Sharks (along with Curtis Brown) for Jeff Jillson and a ninth-round draft pick. He did not play for either team. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Delmore played in Germany with the Mannheim Eagles of the DEL.
Delmore signed with the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract on August 16, 2005; however, he did not play a regular season game for the club and was claimed by the Blue Jackets from waivers on October 4, 2005. Delmore played the majority of the 2005–06 season for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, playing only 7 games in the NHL. Delmore won the Eddie Shore Award as the top defenceman in the AHL and was named to the AHL First All-Star Team.
On July 1, 2006, Andy signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was then assigned to affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for the start of the 2006–07 season. After 47 games with the Falcons, Delmore was traded by the Lightning, along with Andre Deveaux, to the Atlanta Thrashers for Kyle Wanvig and Stephen Baby on February 1, 2007.
Delmore went back to Germany when he signed a two-year contract with the Hamburg Freezers, of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on July 17, 2007.
After a two-year absence, Delmore returned to North America for the 2009–10 season when the Detroit Red Wings again signed Delmore to a one-year contract on July 28, 2009. Delmore was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. On March 3, 2010, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Riley Armstrong. He was then assigned to Flames affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat.
On October 24, 2010, Delmore left again for Europe signing a one-year contract with Norwegian team, Lørenskog IK. Delmore spend the following two seasons amongst the Austrian Hockey League and Italian Serie A before announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season.1996–97 -OHL First All-Star Team
2005–06 -AHL First All-Star Team
2005–06 -AHL Eddie Shore Award
Holds Philadelphia Flyers record for most goals (5) by a defenceman in a playoff season (1999–2000)
Only rookie defenseman to score a hat trick in the playoffs, achieving the feat on May 7, 2000. Also the only Flyer defenseman to score a hat trick in a playoff game.