Andy Andreoff
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Andy Andreoff

Hometown:

Pickering Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-05-17

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

3rd round (80th overall), 2011

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Andy Andreoff skated in 66 games for Oshawa in his first full season in the OHL. After appearing in 25 games with the Generals in the previous season, he scored 11 goals with 14 assists and was -13 with 37 PMs as Oshawa finished fourth in its division and missed the OHL playoffs. Andreoff scored 5 of his 11 goals on the power play. Andreoff was ranked 168th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was not selected in the 2009 NHL Draft.

2009-10: Andreoff scored 15 goals with 33 assists and was -18 with 70 PMs in 67 games in his second season with Oshawa. The Generals again missed the OHL playoffs, finishing fourth in the East Division but six points behind the Central Division’s fifth-place Sudbury Wolves.

2010-11: Andreoff had a break out season both physically and offensively as the Oshawa Generals were one of the big turnaround stories in the OHL. Andreoff was the Generals’ second-leading scorer with 33 goals and 42 assists and led Oshawa in both plus/minus (+34) and penalty minutes (109). After missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, the Generals finished second in the East Division and won a first round playoff series. In 10 playoff games Andreoff scored 3 goals with 8 assists and was +3 with 16 PMs. The Kings selected Andreoff in the third round (80th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Andreoff signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings in October 2011 and made his pro hockey debut with Los Angeles AHL affiliate Manchester at the end of the year following his fourth season with OHL Oshawa. He joined the Monarchs for the last five games of the season —  scoring his first professional goal (his only point) and was an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes. Manchester  finished second in the Atlantic Division and lost to Norfolk three games to one in a first round playoff series. Andreoff scored 2 goals and was minus-four with 2 penalty minutes in 4 playoff games. He scored 22 goals with 36 assists and was plus-one with 88 penalty minutes in 57 games for the Generals. In six playoff games he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was minus-six with 4 penalty minutes. He was with the Kings during their Stanley Cup run but did not appear in any games.

2012-13: Andreoff provided toughness with supplementary scoring for the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester in his first pro season. He scored 13 goals with 13 assists in 69 games and was +1 while collecting a team-leading 111 penalty minutes. The Monarchs finished third in the Atlantic Division and lost to Springfield in a first round playoff series. Andreoff had 3 assists and was +2 with no penalty minutes in four playoff games. He was with the Kings during the NHL playoffs but did not appear in any games.

2013-14: Andreoff was one of two players along with leading scorer Jordan Weal to skate in all 76 regular season games for Kings’ AHL affiliate Manchester in his second pro season. He led the Monarchs with 133 penalty minutes and was +5 with 11 goals and 24 assists. Manchester finished first in the Atlantic Division but was defeated by Norfolk in four games in a best-of-five first round playoff series. Andreoff scored 1 goal with 2 assists and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He was tendered a qualifying offer by the Kings and re-signed to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in July 2014. 

Talent Analysis

Andreoff makes his living as an agitating and high-energy presence on the ice. He is not at all afraid to throw the body, get in the face of the opponent, and stand up for his teammates. What separates Andreoff from other grinders and agitators is his solid two-way game. He can kill penalties, take a defensive zone draw, and even chip in on an occasional powerplay. He has more skill than your average grinder, with just as much tenacity.

Future

Andreoff made the Kings out of training camp to start the 2014-15 season — making his NHL debut on October 14th in a game against Edmonton. He has been a healthy scratch much of the season, and was briefly with AHL affiliate Manchester on a conditioning assignment. Andreoff's first NHL goal was a big one, the only goal in a 1-0 win over Phoenix in March 2015 during the Kings' playoff push. Long-term he does not appear to have a huge upside in terms of offensive potential at the NHL level. The fact that he can play a physical game and do whatever it takes for his team to be successful should allow Andreoff to find a fourth-line role down the road.

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