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Andrew Ladd
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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
216 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 12 1985 (1985-12-12) (age 30),
Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 4th overall, 2004
Carolina Hurricanes
Pro Career 2005 – present


Andrew Ladd is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted in 2004 by the Carolina Hurricanes and won a Stanley Cup with them in 2006.

Playing careerEdit

Ladd began his junior hockey career in the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Coquitlam Express. He then progressed to the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Calgary Hitmen after being traded from the Vancouver Giants for Jamison Orr. He recorded 75 points in his rookie season, tops among first-year players and 15th in league scoring. His +39 plus/minus led the league, earning him the WHL Plus-Minus Award. In the off-season, Ladd was drafted in the first round, 4th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Ladd turned pro after two seasons with the Hitmen in 2005–06 with the Lowell Lock Monsters, the Hurricanes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He was called up to the Hurricanes in November, making his NHL debut, but soon suffered a knee injury in December which sidelined him through to February. Ladd was assigned back to the Lowell Lock Monsters until March when he was recalled to join the Hurricanes for their playoff run. He contributed 5 points in 17 post-season games helping the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup championship.

The following season, in 2006–07, Ladd solidified a roster spot with the Hurricanes, but suffered from injury a second straight season, undergoing an emergency appendectomy on December 14, 2006. He finished the campaign with 21 points in 65 games. In the midst of his third NHL season, Ladd was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline on February 26, 2008, in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu. By joining the Blackhawks, Ladd was reunited with three former minor hockey teammates, Troy Brouwer, Brent Seabrook and Colin Fraser, who all played together with the Pacific Vipers.

He won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010. The next season Ladd joined the Atlanta Thrashers.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 Grand Forks

During his junior career, Ladd played for Team Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Grand Forks, where he was joined by former minor hockey and future Chicago Blackhawks teammates Colin Fraser and Brent Seabrook. The trio helped Canada win their first gold medal of a current five-year championship run.

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Vancouver Giants WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Coquitlam Express BCHL 58 15 40 55 61
2003–04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 30 45 75 119 7 1 6 7 10
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 65 19 26 45 167 12 7 4 11 18
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 11 8 19 61
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 29 6 5 11 4 17 2 3 5 4
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 11 10 21 46
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 9 9 18 31
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 2 1 0 1 4
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 5 7 12 4
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 15 34 49 28 17 3 1 4 12
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 17 21 38 67 19 3 3 6 12
NHL totals 321 63 86 149 180 53 8 7 15 28

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