Andre Benoit
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Andre Benoit

Hometown:

Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-01-06

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Andre Benoit played for Canada in the Under 18 Championships in 2001. Attended Toronto's rookie camp in 2003.

Benoit won the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as the OHL's overage player of the year for the 2004-05 season. He led all OHL blueliners with 24 goals and 53 assists for 77 points in 67 games. He was tied for sixth among all OHL players with a +36 plus/minus rating. Benoit recorded 19 multiple point games this season, including four-point efforts against the Owen Sound Attack on October 29 and on January 8 against the Saginaw Spirit. Benoit was named OHL Defenseman of the Month three times this season and was named to the OHL's First All-Star Team.

 

Talent Analysis

Benoit is a good skater, brings a bit of grit to the table and has the ability to play a two-way game.

 

Future

Benoit signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche in July of 2013.

 

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