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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)

Career: Represented Canada at the '93 World Junior Championships (7GP-0G-1A-1P, Gold Medal) and '94 Winter Olympics (4GP-0G-0A-0P, Silver Medal)… Made NHL debut (w/VAN) and scored 1st career goal on 5/3/95 at SJS... Set VAN record for goals by a D in 1998-99 (23, also led NHL)… Tied D. Potvin’s NHL record for most PPG by a D in a season (18) in 1998-99 (w/VAN)… Set career high with 44 pts (13G-31A) in 2003-04 w/NYI… Appeared in 2004 NHL All-Star Game, scoring opening goal for Team East in 6-4 W over Team West… Served as CHI team captain from 2005-07… Skated in 1000th career NHL game (w/PHX) on 3/20/11 vs. CHI.

2012-13:  Recorded 1st point as a Blue Jacket (assist, goal by D. MacKenzie) on 2/16 at PHX.

2011-12: Ranked 3rd on PHX in +/- rating (+14) and TOI/game (20:14)… Recorded +4 rating (T-2nd on team) in playoffs during PHX's run to the Conference Finals.

Personal: Nicknames incl. ‘Oak’ and ‘Oakie’... Favorite band: Led Zeppelin... Favorite actor: John Candy... Favorite movie: Stripes.
 

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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round