|Assets:||Was a huge physical specimen and also an aggressive type by nature. Liked to lay on the body and owned some decent shutdown qualities.|
|Flaws:||Wasn't a big point producer at the NHL level, mainly because of a lack of natural offensive ability. Struggled against quicker forwards. Injuries were a big issue.|
|Career Potential:||Physical depth defenseman, when healthy.|
|HE||Best Defensive Defenseman||2003-04 (shared with Prestin Ryan)|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2004-05, 2003-04|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 41 regular season games (concussion).|
|1/07/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|8/22/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2011||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|4/24/2011||Missed the last 25 games of the regular season and 5 playoff games (broken wrist).|
|4/19/2011||Broken wrist, day-to-day.|
|2/15/2011||Broken wrist, injured reserve.|
|2/07/2011||Missed 8 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/18/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/15/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a two-year contract.|
|10/13/2008||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|4/02/2008||Missed 47 games (headache).|
|12/18/2007||Headache, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/12/2007||Re-signed by the Boston Bruins to a multi-year contract.|
|2/26/2007||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|2/20/2007||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2006||Missed 3 games (separated shoulder).|
|10/20/2006||Separated shoulder, mid-November.|
|7/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|12/12/2005||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|12/02/2005||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/30/2005||Re-signed by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|3/03/2010||Carolina Hurricanes traded Andrew Alberts to the Vancouver Canucks for a 3rd round selection in 2010.|
|7/15/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|10/13/2008||Boston Bruins traded Andrew Alberts to the Philadelphia Flyers for Ned Lukacevic and a conditional draft selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round (179th overall) in 2001.|
Andrew Alberts still getting headaches | 06/02/2014 9:57 AM
NewsAndrew Alberts (concussion) is still getting headaches on a daily basis and his NHL career may be over.
ImpactAlberts suffered the concussion on December 29 when he was hit high by the Flames Brian McGrattan and while he was headache-free for a couple of days in April, the headaches have returned. Alberts becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and at age 33, his career could be over.
Andrew Alberts has a couple of good days | 04/21/2014 9:47 AM
NewsAndrew Alberts (concussion) has been headache-free for a couple of days.
ImpactThis is good news as Alberts suffered his concussion on December 29th and has not played since. He has tried skating a couple of times but has had a recurrence of the symptoms and has been forced to shut it down again. "Health is No. 1 right now. I'm not 22 trying to get back into a game. I'm 33 years old," Alberts said. "I'd like to play again. Absolutely, I'd like to. But No. 1, I'd just like to get healthy. Dealing with headaches every day is not something you want to live with." Alberts suffered a concussion early in his career and said he came back too soon so he is taking no chances at this time. Stay tuned.
Andrew Alberts still not close to returning | 02/24/2014 8:51 AM
NewsAndrew Albert is not close to returning to action after suffering a concussion on December 29.
ImpactCoach John Tortorella said that Alberts was 'aways away' from returning and that is not a good sign almost two months after he received a high hit from Calgary's Brian McGrattan. Consider the defenseman out indefinitely.
A. Alberts 'still aways away' from returning | 01/11/2014 1:12 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts (concussion) didn't skate Thursday.
Impact"Andrew Alberts is still aways away," said coach John Tortorella. "We'll continue to evaluate him but he's nowhere near where these other guys are. So he's staying away just trying to get himself straight." Alberts suffered a concussion on Dec. 29 in Calgary.
Andrew Alberts may have a concussion | 12/30/2013 12:52 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts may have suffered a concussion when he received a high hit from Calgary's Brian McGrattan on Sunday night.
ImpactHis night ended after just 51 seconds of ice time. Alberts was making just his 10th appearance of the season.
Andrew Alberts will play Thursday night | 12/19/2013 5:46 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts will draw into the lineup Thursday for injured rearguard Ryan Stanton.
ImpactHe has skated in just six games this season and his last appearance came on Dec. 9. Alberts doesn't have any fantasy value.
Andrew Alberts will get back into lineup Fri. | 12/05/2013 4:42 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts will suit up for the first time since Oct. 24 on Friday night.
ImpactHe has appeared in just three games this season and two of them have come at forward. Alberts will probably be used sparingly against Phoenix. He's getting the chance to play because of Alexander Edler's lower-body injury.
Andrew Alberts and Yannick Weber scratched | 10/21/2013 10:06 AM
NewsAndrew Alberts and Yannick Weber were healthy scratches Sunday.
ImpactJust an FYI. Neither has any fantasy value at this time.
Andrew Alberts feels Torts is a good match | 08/27/2013 5:02 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts believes he can fit better into Vancouver's lineup with John Tortorella behind the bench.
Impact"I think I can play an aggressive game under Torts' style," Alberts said. "I think it's a system I can play more minutes in." Alberts who re-signed with the Canucks last week will be competing with Yannick Weber and Frank Corrado for the team's last defense spot.
Canucks re-sign D Andrew Alberts | 08/22/2013 6:23 PM
NewsAndrew Alberts has re-upped with Vancouver on a one-year contract worth $600,000.
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ImpactHe posted one assist, 32 penalty minutes and a minus-7 rating in 24 contests with the Canucks last year. Alberts was available to any team as an unrestricted free agent, but he expressed plenty of interest to stay in Vancouver.
Andrew Alberts hopes to stay with Canucks | 07/17/2013 10:31 AM
NewsAndrew Alberts is hoping to ink a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
ImpactAlberts spent half of the Canucks' regular season games in the press box, but he might be a good fit for new coach John Tortorella's system. "There remains interest by a couple of teams and Andrew was hoping to come back to Vancouver," said Alberts' agent, Kurt Overhardt. "We especially think with the new coaching staff that he would fit in because he's a big, strong warrior and knows his role. And he's a physical player and will fit with the scheme and what the needs seem to be. That's our opinion." Either way, he's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
|Penalty Minutes||124||2006-07 (Bos)|
|Plus/Minus||+6||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Car/Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2005-06 (Bos)|
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