Andy Delmore

Andrew J. Delmore (born December 26, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Delmore played 283 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), recording 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points. He was considered an offensive defenceman, valued for his proficiency on the power play. He is currently an assistant coach with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.

Andy Delmore
Born (1976-12-26) December 26, 1976
LaSalle, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 19972013

Playing career

A 6'0" defenceman, Delmore played junior hockey for the North Bay Centennials and later for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). 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 defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4–3. While playing for the Nashville Predators during the 2002–03 NHL season, he tied Sergei Gonchar and Nicklas Lidström 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 Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (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 Columbus Blue Jackets off waivers on October 4, 2005. Delmore played the majority of the 2005–06 season for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), playing only seven games in the NHL. He 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, Delmore signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[3] He was then assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, to start the 2006–07 season. After 47 games with the Falcons, Delmore was traded by the Lightning (along with André Deveaux) to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Kyle Wanvig and Stephen Baby on February 1, 2007.[4]

Delmore returned 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 their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. On March 3, 2010, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Riley Armstrong.[6] He was then assigned to Flames' AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat.

On October 24, 2010, Delmore left again for Europe to sign a one-year contract with Norwegian team Lørenskog IK.[7] Delmore spend the following two seasons amongst the Austrian Hockey League and Italian Serie A before announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season.



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

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93Chatham MicMacWOHL474212538
1993–94North Bay CentennialsOHL4527933170002
1993–94North Bay CentennialsMC30000
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
2004–05Adler MannheimDEL5071623591416712
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
2010–11Lørenskog IKGET245611201116720
2011–12KHL Medveščak ZagrebEBEL1211214
2012–13Graz 99ersEBEL1827942
2012–13HC BolzanoITA4101262462
AHL totals 398 66 161 227 244 59 5 18 23 48
NHL totals 283 43 58 101 105 20 6 2 8 16


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