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Andrew Ladd
Andrew Ladd
Left Wing
Number: 16
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 12, 1985  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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Drafted: CAR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall)
Draft: Carolina 2004 (1-4-1)
First NHL Game: Nov. 20, 2005 in a 5-2 Carolina loss vs. Tampa Bay
First NHL Point: Nov. 25, 2005 in a 4-3 Carolina shootout win vs. Toronto (goal)
First NHL Goal: Nov. 25, 2005 in a 4-3 Carolina shootout win vs. Toronto (Tellqvist)
Most Goals, Game: 2 - March 24, 2007 in a 6-4 Carolina win vs. San Jose
Most Assists, Game: 2 - 4 times (Last: March 17, 2007 in a 7-2 Carolina win at New Jersey
Most Points, Game: 2 - 4 times (Last: March 24, 2007 in a 6-4 Carolina win vs. San Jose
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 5 - 2 times (Last: February 6, 2007 in a 2-1 Carolina win at Montreal

Personal: Andrew is single... He spends his summers in Maple Ridge, BC... He is involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and he sponsors athletes to train at his gym in British Columbia… His cousin, Steve Covington, played for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League for five seasons and was a 2004 draft choice of the Detroit Red Wings... Andrew’s favorite hockey team growing up was Vancouver and his favorite player was Trevor Linden… His biggest hockey influences were his parents... He also played soccer and basketball growing up... The New England Patriots are his favorite team outside of hockey and his favorite athlete is Tom Brady… Ice cream sundaes are Andrew’s guilty pleasure… His first job was as a professional hockey player... His favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption and favorite musical act is Dierks Bentley... Andrew enjoys boating in his spare time... His favorite restaurant is Sullivan’s and his favorite food is steak... His favorite television show is Lost, his favorite book is Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, and his favorite Web site is nhl.com... Andrew likes to watch movies to kill time on the road, and his afternoon nap is his favorite game-day ritual… His most prized possession is his boat… His favorite subject in school was History... Frankie’s Fun Park is his favorite place to visit in the Triangle... Andrew hopes to “stay in the game somehow” when his playing career is over… His favorite road arena is the Bell Centre in Montreal… Montreal and New York are his favorite road cities.

2006-07 Highlights
  • Completed his second NHL season with Carolina
  • Established career highs in games played (65), goals (11), assists (10), points (21) and penalty minutes (46)
  • Was fourth on the team in hits (147)
  • Had points in eight of his last 14 games played
  • Earned his first career multi-goal game, including his second consecutive game-winning goal, vs. SJ (3/24)
  • Netted the game-winning goal vs. WSH (3/22)
  • Had his first multi-assist game of the season with a pair of helpers at NJ (3/17)
  • Assisted on Walker’s power-play goal vs. FLA (3/13)
  • Scored the game-winner and was named first star at WSH (3/9)
  • Netted his sixth goal of the season and registered five hits vs. NYR (2/15)
  • Scored his fifth goal of the season at MIN (2/10)
  • Scored a goal and assisted on Walker’s goal vs. TB (1/20)
  • Returned to action at PIT (1/2) for his first game since having an emergency appendectomy
  • Was activated from injured reserve on Dec. 30
  • Had emergency surgery to remove his appendix on Dec. 14, and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 15
  • Scrapped with Shean Donovan to receive the first fighting major of his NHL career, recorded four hits and was (even) in 7:12 of ice time vs. BOS (12/2)
  • Found the net for the second consecutive game, his third goal of the season, vs. OTT (11/28)
  • Scored his second goal of the season at BOS (11/24)
  • Returned to action after missing four games with a shoulder injury, earning an assist and a (+2) rating vs. ATL (10/25)
  • Was activated from injured reserve 10/23
  • Placed on injured reserve 10/15, retroactive to 10/13 with a shoulder injury
  • Scored his first goal of the season with a power-play tally at WSH (10/7)
Games missed due to injury: 15 (shoulder: 10/14-10/21; appendix: 12/15-12/31; illness: 4/3-4/6); was a healthy extra for one game (11/21); dressed but did not play for one game (1/6)
Longest goal streak: 2 games (11/24-11/28: 2g, 0a; 3/22-3/24: 3g, 0a)
Longest assist streak: 2 games (3/2-3/4: 0g, 2a)
Longest point streak: 3 games (3/2-3/9: 1g, 2a; 3/17-3/24: 3g, 2a)
Multi-goal games: 1 (3/24 vs. SJ: 2g, 0a)
Multi-assist games: 1 (3/17 at NJ: 0g, 2a)
Multi-point games: 3 (last: 3/24 vs. SJ: 2g, 0a)


Career: Enters his third NHL season with the Hurricanes... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on Sept. 27, 2005

2002-03: Played for Coquitlam of the British Columbia Hockey League, notching 55 points (15g, 40a) in 58 regular season games... Had 11 points (3g, 8a) in seven playoff games

2003-04: In his rookie season in the Western Hockey League (WHL), he led the Calgary Hitmen with 75 points (tied with teammate Ryan Getzlaf) and 30 goals in 71 games... His point total led all WHL rookies and was tied for second-best for a rookie in Calgary Hitmen franchise history... His assist total ranked second-best among rookies in Hitmen history, and his goal total ranked third-best... He had 119 penalty minutes and was named to the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game... Was ranked first overall among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's end-of-season rankings heading into the 2005 NHL Entry Draft... Led the Hitmen in playoff scoring with seven points (1g, 6a) in seven games

2004-05: Was third on the Hitmen in scoring with 45 points (19g, 26a) in 65 games, serving as Calgary's assistant captain... Led Calgary with 167 penalty minutes... Scored seven points (3g, 4a) in six games to help Canada capture the gold medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships... Led Calgary in goals (7) and was second in points (11) in 12 WHL playoff games.

2005-06: Completed his first NHL/Hurricanes season... Tallied 11 points (6g, 5a) in 29 games with Carolina... Had 19 points (11g, 8a) in 25 games with Lowell (AHL)... Returned to action at ATL (4/8) after missing six games with a lower-body injury... Assisted on Williams’ goal at PHI (3/8)... Was recalled to Carolina on March 5... Was reassigned to Lowell on Feb. 12... Was recalled to Carolina Feb. 9... Was reassigned to Lowell (AHL) on Feb. 7 to play in the Lock Monsters’ game vs. Providence on Feb. 8... Was recalled Feb. 5 to play for Carolina at BOS... Was reassigned to Lowell on Feb. 4 to play in the Lock Monsters’ game vs. Albany that afternoon and scored a goal for Lowell in the game... Assisted on Craig Adams’ goal and took his first NHL penalty (hooking) at MTL (1/31)... Had his first NHL multi-point game with his sixth goal and his first NHL assist vs. MTL (1/23)... Scored his fifth goal of the season in just his second game back from a knee injury vs. NYI (1/19)... Returned to action for the first time in 18 games at PHI (1/17)... Was activated from injured reserve on Jan. 14... Had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee (12/5)... Scored Carolina’s first goal of the game before leaving the game with a right knee injury at PHX (12/3)... Scored his third NHL goal at DAL (12/2)... Found the net for the second consecutive game vs. ATL (11/27)... Scored his first NHL goal, beating Mikael Tellqvist on the power-play vs. TOR (11/25)... Made his NHL debut vs. TB (11/20)... Recalled from Lowell (AHL) 11/20... Had seven goals and four assists (11 points) along with 11 penalty minutes in 15 games with Lowell prior to his initial recall... Assigned to Lowell (AHL) 9/30... Played in one of Carolina’s eight preseason games... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract 9/27... Led all players at the 2005 Ottawa Senators Rookie Tournament with four goals in four games and finished tied for the tournament lead with seven points... Was a healthy extra for Carolina for 7 games (2/9-2/12; 4/11-4/18)... Games missed due to injury: 24 (knee: 12/6-1/15; lower body: 3/29-4/7)... Completed his first NHL playoff season... Played in 17 of Carolina’s 25 games, averaging 9:27 of ice time per game... Registered five hits and was (+1) in Game 7 vs. EDM (6/19)... Netted the game-winning goal in Game 2 vs. EDM (6/7)... Assisted on Whitney’s first goal in Game 1 vs. EDM (6/5)... Registered eight hits in Game 5 vs. BUF (5/28)... Beat Ryan Miller for his first career playoff goal in Game 4 at BUF (5/26)... Assisted on Whitney’s goal in Game 5 vs. NJ (5/14)... Made his NHL playoff debut and assisted on Cullen’s goal in Game 2 vs. MTL (4/24)... Was a healthy extra for eight games (4/2, 4/26-5/10). 

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