Ottawa Senators
Buffalo Sabres
Andre Benoit
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AndreBenoit
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 191
BIRTHDATE: 06/01/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: St. Albert, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
AHL Second All-Star Team (2011) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, January 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), June 21, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), April 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, May 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), August 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 5, 2013.
2011-12: Spent the season with Moscow Spartak of the Kontinental Hockey League ... In 53 KHL games, he scored five goals and added 12 assists for 17 points along with 34 penalty minutes. 2010-11: Made his NHL debut on 2/18/11 in a 4-2 loss at home to Boston ... Recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on 4/2/11 in a 4-2 loss to Toronto ... Played in six NHL games ...Was part of the Binghamton Senators’ Calder Cup-winning team, scoring 11 goals and 55 points in 73 regular-season games before adding five goals and 18 points in 23 AHL playoff contests ... Was named to the AHL’s second all-star team following the season. 2009-10: Second in team scoring with Hamilton (AHL) among defencemen … Had four multi-point games … Had most assists among all AHL defenceman in the playoffs … Had four multi-point games in 19 playoffs meetings. 2008-09: Top-scoring defenceman with Sweden’s Södertälje of the elite league. 2007-08: Was sixth overall in team scoring with Finland’s Tappara and second among team defencemen … Most assists by a defencemen in league … Tappara finished third. 2006-07: Won Calder Cup with Hamilton (AHL) … Tied for team’s top-scoring defencemen … Tied for third in team scoring during the playoffs and second among defencemen. 2005-06: Made AHL debut with Hamilton, playing 70 games. 2000-01 to 2004-05: Played five seasons with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers … In 324 regular-season games, recorded 299 points (99 goals, 200 assists) and helped Kitchener win the 2003 Memorial Cup … Top OHL scorer for goals and points among defencemen during the regular season (2002-03) … Named the OHL’s most sportsmanlike player (2003-04) … Named to the OHL’s first all-star team in 2004-05, leading all OHL defencemen with 77 points (24 goals, 53 assists) in 67 games … Named the OHL’s overage player of the year.