7. Dave Andreychuk

7. Dave Andreychuk

A First Round Pick in 1982, Dave Andreychuk made a mark in the National Hockey League as the master of the Power Play.  In fact, he holds the all-time record with 274 Goals with an advantage.

The Left Wing had 37 Points as a rookie and shot that total up to 80 with 38 Goals as an NHL sophomore.  Andreychuk was a consistent performer with five 70-plus years in the 1980s, with his 40-Goal campaign coming in 1989-90.  In 1991-92, Andreychuk cracked the 90 Point mark for the first time, and his 28 Power Play Goals were NHL leading.

Andreychuk might have been at the top of his game, but the Sabres dealt him to the surging Toronto Maple Leafs for Goalie Grant Fuhr.  That year in his split season, he again led the NHL in Power Play Goals (32), with 20 of them as a Sabre.

He returned briefly as a Free Agent where he played for another year before signing with the Lightning, where late in his career, he won a Stanley Cup with them in 2004.  

With Buffalo, Andreychuk had 804 Points, with 368 Goals, 161 coming off the Power Play.

Andreychuk entered the Sabres Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 16th Overall in the NHL Draft 6/9/82.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Daren Pippa and Buffalo’s 1993 1st Round Pick (which would be Kenny Jonsson) for Grant Fuhr and Buffalo’s 1995 5th Round Pick (which would be Kevin Popp) 6/19/90.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 7/13/00.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning 7/13/01.

  • Games Played: 837
  • Notable Statistics:

    368 Goals
    436 Assists 
    804 Points 
    592 PIM 
    .96 PPG 
    +22 Plus/Minus 
    68.3 Point Shares 
    36 Points in 54 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star Game (1990)
    Most Power Play Goals (1991-92 & 1992-93*)

    *Andreychuk was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the season.

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