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Andy Delmore
Andy Delmore Grand Rapids
Position Defence
Shoots Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
F. Teams
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 26 1976 (1976-12-26) (age 39),
LaSalle, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1997 – present

Andrew Delmore (born December 26, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Austrian Nationalliga. In his 283 NHL games, Delmore has recorded 43 goals and 58 assists, totalling 101 points. He is considered an offensive defenceman, valued for his proficiency on the power play.

Playing careerEdit

A 6'0" defenceman, Delmore played junior hockey for the North Bay Centennials and later for the Sarnia Sting. He went undrafted in 1997 and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers, making his NHL debut during the 1998–99 season. Delmore was the first rookie defenceman to record a hat trick in the playoffs.[1] He also scored the overtime winner in Game 3 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinals as Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 4-3. During the 2002-03 NHL Season, he tied Sergei Gonchar and Nicklas Lidstrom for most goals (18) by a defenseman.

Delmore was traded twice on March 9, 2004; the Sabres first traded him to the Boston Bruins for future considerations and he was then traded to the San Jose Sharks (along with Curtis Brown) for Jeff Jillson and a ninth-round draft pick. He did not play for either team. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Delmore played in Germany with the Mannheim Eagles of the DEL.

Delmore signed with the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract on August 16, 2005; however, he did not play a regular season game for the club and was claimed by the Blue Jackets from waivers on October 4, 2005. Delmore played the majority of the 2005–06 season for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, playing only 7 games in the NHL. Delmore won the Eddie Shore Award as the top defenceman in the AHL and was named to the AHL First All-Star Team.[2]

On July 1, 2006, Andy signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[3] He was then assigned to affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for the start of the 2006–07 season. After 47 games with the Falcons, Delmore was traded by the Lightning, along with Andre Deveaux, to the Atlanta Thrashers for Kyle Wanvig and Stephen Baby on February 1, 2007.[4]

Delmore went back to Germany when he signed a two-year contract with the Hamburg Freezers, of the DEL on July 17, 2007.

After a two-year absence, Delmore returned to North America for the 2009–10 season when the Detroit Red Wings again signed Delmore to a one-year contract on July 28, 2009.[5] Delmore was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. On March 3, 2010, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Riley Armstrong.[6] He was then assigned to Flames affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat.

On October 24, 2010, Delmore left again for Europe signing a one-year contract with Norwegian team, Lørenskog IK.[7]



  • Holds Philadelphia Flyers record for most goals (5) by a defenceman in a playoff season (1999–2000)
  • Only rookie defenseman to score a hat trick in the playoffs, achieving the feat on May 7, 2000. Also the only Flyer defenseman to score a hat trick in a playoff game.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94North Bay CentennialsOHL4527933170002
1994–95North Bay CentennialsOHL402141621
1994–95Sarnia StingOHL27513182730002
1995–96Sarnia StingOHL64213859451037102
1996–97Sarnia StingOHL6318607839122101210
1996–97Fredericton ExpressAHL40110
1997–98Philadelphia PhantomsAHL7393039461844821
1998–99Philadelphia FlyersNHL20110
1998–99Philadelphia PhantomsAHL705182351151456
1999–00Philadelphia PhantomsAHL3912141631
1999–00Philadelphia FlyersNHL2725781852714
2000–01Philadelphia FlyersNHL6659141621012
2001–02Nashville PredatorsNHL7316223822
2002–03Nashville PredatorsNHL7118163428
2003–04Buffalo SabresNHL3725729
2003–04Rochester AmericansAHL80222
2004–05Mannheim EaglesDEL5071623591416712
2005–06Columbus Blue JacketsNHL70002
2005–06Syracuse CrunchAHL6617557246601119
2006–07Springfield FalconsAHL4712122422
2006–07Chicago WolvesAHL285111610150662
2007–08Hamburg FreezersDEL5110253590801112
2008–09Hamburg FreezersDEL52922317091348
2009–10Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL545152032
2009–10Abbotsford HeatAHL9134450330
NHL totals 283 43 58 101 105 20 6 2 8 16


  1. This date in Flyers history. Philadelphia Flyers (2005-05-07). Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
  2. Crunch defenseman Andy Delmore named AHL's outstanding defenseman. noticias (2006-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  3. Lightning sign free-agent defenseman Andy Delmore. Tampa Bay Lightning (2006-07-01). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  4. Lightning acquire Wanvig, Baby from Atlanta. Tampa Bay Lightning (2007-02-01). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  5. Red Wings sign Andy Delmore. Detroit Red Wings (2009-07-28). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  6. Wings acquire Riley Armstrong. Detroit Red Wings (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  7. Squad strengthens with a new NHL star (Norwegian). (2010-10-24). Retrieved on 2011-03-13.

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