Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Andreychuk
Dave Andreychuk entered the NHL as an 18-year old for Buffalo, close to his home in Hamilton that he could still pretty much live at home. He scored a goal in his first game, and in his first full season he scored 38 goals, establishing himself as a natural scorer.

During his first ten years with the Sabres, the team won only one of nine playoff series. Midway through the 1992-93 season he was involved in a major trade that sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Daren Puppa and a draft choice for Grant Fuhr and a draft choice. The move rejuvenated his career, as he finished the season with 54 goals, one of the few times a player has hit the 50-mark during a year he was traded.

Andreychuk scored 53 the next year to break Frank Mahovlich's team record for a left-winger, but again in Toronto he didn't win a Cup and GM Cliff Fletcher sent him to New Jersey for two draft choices. He signed with Boston as a free agent but was traded to Colorado in the same deal that involved Ray Bourque, but still the Avs made it no farther than the semi-finals in the spring of 2000.

After a return stint with Buffalo in 2000-01, Andreychuk signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is one of only four players to score 30 or more power-play goals in a season and is the second-highest scoring right-winger in league history, surpassing the 600 goal-mark in 2002-03 and the 1,300 point mark the following year while captaining the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history and Andreychuk's first of his illustrious 22-year career.

Following 42 games of the 2005-06 season the veteran forward was waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 10, 2006 bringing an end to his long career.

Internationally, he has won a bronze medal with Canada at the 1983 World Juniors and three years later won another bronze at the World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Hamilton Hawks Minor-ON 21 25 24 49
1980-81 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 67 22 22 44 80 10 3 2 5 20
1981-82 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 57 43 100 71 3 1 4 5 16
1982-83 Oshawa Generals OHL 14 8 24 32 6
1982-83 Canada WJC-A 7 6 5 11 14
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 43 14 23 37 16 +6 4 1 0 1 4
1983-84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 38 42 80 42 +20 2 0 1 1 2
1984-85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 31 30 61 54 -4 5 4 2 6 4
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 36 51 87 61 +3
1985-86 Canada WEC-A 10 3 2 5 18
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 25 48 73 46 +2
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 30 48 78 112 +1 6 2 4 6 0
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 28 24 52 40 0 5 0 3 3 0
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 40 42 82 42 +6 6 2 5 7 2
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 36 33 69 32 +11 6 2 2 4 8
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 41 50 91 71 -9 7 1 3 4 12
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 29 32 61 48 -8
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 25 13 38 8 +12 21 12 7 19 35
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 83 53 46 99 98 +22 18 5 5 10 16
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 22 16 38 34 -7 7 3 2 5 25
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 20 24 44 54 -11
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 8 5 13 10 +2
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 27 34 61 48 +38 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 14 34 48 26 +19 6 1 0 1 4
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 15 13 28 20 +1 4 2 0 2 4
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 63 19 14 33 28 -11
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 1 2 3 2 -9 17 3 2 5 18
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 20 13 33 32 0 13 1 2 3 4
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 17 38 109 -12
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 20 14 34 34 -12 11 3 3 6 10
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 18 39 42 -9 23 1 13 14 14
2004-05
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 42 6 12 18 16 -13
NHL Totals 1639 640 698 1338 1125 162 43 54 97 162


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1994) Traded to Toronto by Buffalo with Daren Puppa and Buffalo's 1st round choice (Kenny Jonsson) in 1993 Entry Draft for Grant Fuhr and Toronto's 5th round choice (Kevin Popp) in 1995 Entry Draft, February 2, 1993. Traded to New Jersey by Toronto for New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Marek Posmyk) in 1996 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded back to New Jersey - New Jersey selected Andre Lakos) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 13, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 29, 1999. Traded to Colorado by Boston with Raymond Bourque for Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Martin Samuelsson) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 13, 2001.