Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andy Hilbert
Andy Hilbert was born February 6, 1981 in Howell, Michigan. The 2nd round choice, 37th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Hilbert played two seasons at the University of Michigan before making his professional hockey debut during the 2001-02 season.

The Howell, Michigan native tied for the CCHA rookie scoring lead his freshman year in 1999-2000 with 33 points and earned CCHA All-Rookie Team and All-CCHA Honourable Mention honours as well.

During the 2001-02 season, Hilbert was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top collegiate player, leading the Wolverines in scoring and finishing second overall in the CCHA scoring race. Named a First Team All-American and CCHA First Team All-Star, Hilbert left Michigan after his sophomore year and joined the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence.

A three-time member of the United States World Junior Team, Hilbert led Providence in scoring during his rookie season in the AHL with 53 points and was named to the AHL's All-Rookie Team while playing in a handful of games with Boston. Hilbert also split the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons between Providence and Boston, before helping the U.S capture a bronze medal at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

In 2005-06 Hilbert was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks where he laced up for 28 games with the club before being claimed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the summer of 2006 Hilbert signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 29 14 10 24 34
1997-98 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 39 19 16 35 102 7 1 4 5 12
1998-99 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 6 6 1 7 4
1998-99 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 46 23 35 58 140
1998-99 United States WJC-A 6 2 3 5 0
1998-99 United States WJ18-A 6 6 1 7 4
1999-00 University of Michigan CCHA 35 17 15 32 39
1999-00 United States WJC-A 7 1 1 2 0 0
2000-01 University of Michigan CCHA 42 26 38 64 72
2000-01 United States WJC-A 7 4 5 9 6 +3
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 6 1 0 1 2 -2
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 72 26 27 53 74 -2 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 United States WC-A 7 2 1 3 6 +1
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 14 0 3 3 7 -1
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 64 35 35 70 119 0 4 0 1 1 4
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 18 2 0 2 9 +1 5 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Providence Bruins AHL 19 3 5 8 20 +1
2003-04 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 2 0
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 79 37 42 79 83 +11 17 7 14 21 27
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 5 4 9 22 -4
2005-06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 5 3 4 7 2 +2
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 7 11 18 16 +8
2005-06 United States WC-A 7 0 3 3 10 -3
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 81 8 20 28 34 +10 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 70 8 8 16 18 +2
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 67 11 16 27 22 -3
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -2
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 33 9 16 25 8 +1
NHL Totals 307 42 62 104 132 10 1 0 1 2


CCHA First All-Star Team (2001) NCAA West First All-American Team (2001) AHL All-Rookie Team (2002)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury in pre-season vs. Detroit, September 15, 2003. Traded to Chicago by Boston for Chicago's 5th round pick (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Shane Sims) in 2006 NHL Draft, November 6, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Chicago, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 30, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 18, 2010.
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