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Andrew Ference
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Andrew Ference  #21

Edmonton Oilers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: March 17, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: PIT / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (208th overall)
AwardsSeasons
King Clancy Memorial Trophy 2013-2014
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2016-17 season.
 
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:
 
- Named the 14th Captain in Edmonton Oilers history on Sept. 29th, 2013
- Scored his 1st goal as an Edmonton Oiler Oct. 7 vs. New Jersey in the Oilers 5-4 shootout win.
-Played his 800th career NHL game on Dec. 27 @ CGY
-Posted his 200th career NHL point on Dec. 28 vs. PHI
 
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS:
 
• Had one multiple-point game, posting two points (1G, 1A) effort Apr. 8 vs. CAR
• Had points in consecutive games on three occasions, Feb. 10-12(2A); Apr. 8-10 three points (1G, 2A); and Apr.13-17 (2A)
 
FUN FACT:  His 45:19 of ice time 6/12 in gm 1 of the SCF is a career-high ... Is 1 of 5 current Bruins with 100+ career playoff games, as he played his 100th on Apr. 12, 2012 vs. Wsh ... In addition to his 2011 Cup win with Boston, played in the 2004 Stanley Cup Final where his Calgary team lost to Tampa Bay
WHL West First All-Star Team (1998) WHL West Second All-Star Team (1999) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2014) Missed majority of 2002-03 due to groin (November 18, 2002 vs. Montreal) and ankle (March 20, 2003 vs. Los Angeles) injuries. Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Calgary's 3rd round choice (Brian Gifford) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep-2), December 1, 2004. Traded to Boston by Calgary with Chuck Kobasew for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 10, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), September 19, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers