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Vancouver Adds Andrew Alberts As Deadline Passes

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Andrew Alberts

#41 / Defenseman / Carolina Hurricanes

6-5

218

Jun 30, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Andrew Alberts 62 2 8 10 7 74 0 0 0 0 38 5.3

What do you do when you get shut out (again) of all the deadline bedlam? You find the team that is just loading up on picks and you shake them furiously to see what falls out of their pockets.

In our case, that would be Andrew Alberts, a rather large individual taken in the sixth round (179th overall) by Boston in 2001.

Pros:

  • Unlike Bernier, he has no problem using his size
  • Is a good shot blocker (fourth on the Canes defense) and was third on the Flyers last year
  • Currently leads the Canes in hits (178) and also lead the Flyers in hits in 2008-09
  • Can drop the gloves, thereby freeing SOB up to take senseless obstruction penalties
  • Basically cheap: $800,000 in 2009-10 and $1.3 million in 2010-11

Cons:

  • Don't expect too much offensive production
  • Vancouver will be his fourth team in a five year career
  • Someone this big has to be a bit of a pylon and probably needs a third arm to help move the puck