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Andrew Alberts
Andrew Alberts
Defenseman
Number: 41
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 218
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 30, 1981
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Acquired: Signed a two-year contract on July 15, 2009
Drafted: BOS / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (179th overall)
First NHL Game: 10/5/05; 2-1 BOS L vs. MTL
First NHL Point: 11/19/05; 3-2 BOS L vs. BUF (assist)
First NHL Goal: 3/12/06; 6-2 BOS L @ BUF
Most Goals, Game: 1-2x (Last: 1/10/09; 4-1 PHI W vs. TOR)
Most Assists, Game: 2 (12/11/08; 6-5 PHI W vs. CAR)
Most Points, Game:: 2 (12/11/08; 6-5 PHI W vs. CAR)
Most Penalty Min, Game: 17 (1/20/07; 3-0 BOS L vs. OTT)

PERSONAL
Andrew is single and spends his offseasons in Excelsior, MN... He is involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and St. Jude Children's Hospital... Andrew's uncle, Tom Rothstein, olayed professional hockey in the IHL and Europe... Andrew's first youth team was the Eden Prairie Eagles and the player he emulated growing up was Chris Pronger... He was a fan of the Minnesota North Stars, including Mike Modano and Bobby Smith... He played college hockey at Boston College... Andrew's favorite band is Counting Crows, and his favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption... He wears number 41 because it was assigned to him in Boston... His favorite television show is Deadliest Catch, favorite food is Chinese and favorite book is Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell... His favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football and his favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings... He says his favorite thing about playing professional hockey is "waking up and being able to do something you love every day"... His favorite vacation spot is his cabin in Grand Rapids, MN... His most common game-day habit is watching a movie after the pre-game meal... His favorite Web sites are cnn.com and tsn.ca... His most prized possession is his couch... Andrew's favorite road city is Tampa... His favorite road arena is Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

2008-09 SEASON
Completed his fourth NHL season, spending the year with Philadelphia after being acquired from Boston on Oct. 13... Established career highs in games played (79), assists (12), points (13) and plus/minus (+6)... Led all Flyers skaters in hits (157) and ranked third on the team in blocked shots (133)... Ranked third among Flyers defensemen in total shorthanded time on ice, and fourth among Philadelphia blueliners in plus/minus (+6)... Sparred with Jamal Mayers vs. TOR (4/3)... Had an assist and was (+3) at BOS (3/3)... Skated a season-high 22:45 of ice time at TB (1/15)... Scored his only goal of the season vs. TOR (1/10)... Earned his only career multi-assist and multi-point game with a pair of helpers in a 6-5 overtime win vs. CAR (12/11)... Received a fighting major for an altercation with David Clarkson vs. NJ (12/4)... Had a career-high four-game assist and point streak from 11/13-11/21... Was (+3) in that four-game span... Made his Flyers debut at PIT (10/14), one day after his acquisition by Philadelphia... Was a healthy extra for two games with Boston prior to the trade... Longest assist streak: 4 games (11/13-11/21: 0g, 4a)... Longest point streak: 4 games (11/13-11/21: 0g, 4a)... Multi-assist games: 1 (12/11 vs. CAR: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 1 (12/11 vs. CAR: 0g, 2a).

2009 PLAYOFFS
Completed his second NHL playoff season and first with the Philadelphia Flyers... Posted one assist and 10 penalty minutes in six Eastern Conference Quarterfinal games against Pittsburgh... Was tied for fourth on the team in plus/minus in the postseason (+1).... Led the team in hits (22).

CAREER
Enters his fifth NHL season and first with the Hurricanes... Signed a two-year contract with Carolina on July 15, 2009... Represented the United States at the II HF World Championships in 2006 and 2007

1999-01: Played two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with Waterloo... In 103 games, totaled six goals, 12 assists (18 points) and 183 penalty minutes.

2001-02: Was second among Boston College defensemen in scoring with 12 points (2g, 10a) in 38 games during his freshman season.

2002-03: Earned collegiate career highs in goals (6), assists (16) and points (22), skating in 39 games for the Eagles.

2003-04: Totaled 16 points (4g, 12a) in 42 games for Boston College... Was named First Team East All-American and shared Hockey East's Best Defensive Defenseman award... Was named to the Hockey East All-Conference Second Team.

2004-05: Earned 16 points (4g, 12a) in 30 games for the Eagles during his senior season... Had his consecutive games played streak snapped at 120 games when he suffered a knee injury... Earned Hockey East First Team All-Conference and First Team East All-American honors... Completed his collegiate career with 16 goals, 50 assists (66 points) and 243 penalty minutes in 149 games... Signed a try-out agreement with Providence (AHL) on 4/2 at the conclusion of his college season... Played in eight regular-season games in Providence and added five points (1g, 4a) in 16 Calder Cup playoff games for the P-Bruins.

2005-06: Played in his first full professional season, spending the majority of the year on the NHL level with Boston... Totaled seven points (1g, 6a) and 68 penalty minutes in 73 games with the Bruins... Was fourth on the team in penalty minutes (68)... Had points in consecutive games twice: from 3/12-3/14 (1g, 1a) and from 3/21-3/24 (0g, 2a)... Played in his first NHL game vs. MTL (10/5)... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist vs. BUF (11/19)... Scored his first NHL goal with a shorthanded effort at BUF (3/12), beating Martin Biron at 14:56 of the second period... Was a healthy extra for three NHL games, and missed two games with the flu... Had a six-game stint with Providence (12/1-12/12), totaling one assist and seven penalty minutes.

2006-07: Completed his first full NHL season with Boston... Established then-career highs in games (76), assists (10) and points (10)... Led the Bruins in penalty minutes with 124... Had points in consecutive games on two occasions: 11/28-11/30 (0g, 2a) and 12/23-12/26 (0g, 2a)... Played in his 100th career NHL game at FLA (12/16)... Missed six games due to shoulder and hamstring injuries.

2007-08: Was limited to just 35 games played due to post-concussion symptoms... Suffered a concussion at PHI (11/26), and missed the following 47 games (12/18-3/30)... Earned two assists for the season, recorded at OTT (11/30) and at PHI (11/26)... Totaled 39 penalty minutes... Made his NHL postseason debut, skating in two Stanley Cup playoff contests for the Bruins.

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