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Adrian Aucoin

Adrian Aucoin  #33

Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: July 3, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: VAN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (117th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Missed majority of 1997-98 due to ankle (October 4, 1997 vs. Anaheim) and groin (November 1, 1997 vs. Pittsburgh) injuries. Traded to Tampa Bay by Vancouver with Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Alexander Polushin) in 2001 Entry Draft for Dan Cloutier, February 7, 2001. Traded to NY Islanders by Tampa Bay with Alexander Kharitonov for Mathieu Biron and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington, later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Denis Grot) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2001. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), December 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 2, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Chicago with Chicago's 7th round choice (C.J. Severyn) in 2007 Entry Draft for Andrei Zyuzin and Steve Marr, June 22, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, November 19, 2013.
Quote of the Day

You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals