Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ANDY DELMORE JOINS RED WINGS


The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Andy Delmore, who last played in the NHL during the 2005-06 season with Columbus.


ANDY DELMORE

Delmore spent the past two seasons in Germany, notching 19 goals and 47 assists for 66 points in 103 games during that span.

The 32-year-old veteran has appeared in 283 NHL games with Philadelphia, Nashville, Buffalo and Columbus. He has compiled 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points.

During the 2002-03 season with the Predators, he led all NHL defensemen with 14 power-play goals.


Born in LaSalle, Ontario, Andy Delmore played Junior B in Chatham then excelled in the OHL with the North Bay Centennials and Sarnia Sting. Delmore went on to play four games with the AHL's Fredericton Canadiens in 1996-97 before returning to Sarnia for his final year of Junior. In June, 1997 he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers and went on to score 39 points for the club's AHL affiliate in 1997-98. Delmore played another year-and-a-half before joining the NHL on a full time basis.

After looking solid in 27 games with the Flyers in 1999-00, the talented blueliner played 66 games for the club the next season. He scored five goals, played improved defence and showed signs of utilizing his shot while playing the point with the extra man.

Delmore's stay in Philly came to an end following the 2000-01 season, as he found himself with the Nashville Predators. Upon his arrival with Nashville, Delmore quarterbacked the team's powerplay for two seasons, registering 72 points (34-38-72) before being dealt to the Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 2003.

Following two strong seasons in Nashville, Delmore struggled for ice-time with the Sabres and ended up with the Boston Bruins in the latter stages of the season before heading to Germany in 2004-05. Coming off solid season in Germany, Delmore looked to regain his form with the Detroit Red Wings, however, prior to the 2005-06 season was claimed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Delmore spent most of the 2005-06 season with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL, recording 72 points and appeared in only a handful of games for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On July 1, 2006 Delmore was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
However, his stint with the Lightning was short lived as the team would send him to Atlanta in February, 2007. He would spend the remainder of the year with the Thrashers AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. After competing in North America throughout his entire hockey career, Delmore opted to sign as a free agent with the German League's Hamburg Freezers in 2007.

1 comment:

  1. The guy has great potential but didn't play well last 2 season. Hard to tell how he will be able to adjust himself to so specific team as Red Wings.

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