|Assets:||An excellent offensive defenseman at lower levels, he skates well and can move the puck out of danger quickly. Can also take on a leadership role at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size for the National Hockey League game, so he can struggle in physical contests (and with bigger forwards in front of his own net). Lacks consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Journeyman depth defenseman.|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|OHL||Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy||2004-05|
|OHL||William Hanley Trophy||2003-04|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|7/23/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|11/19/2013||Missed 1 game (wrist injury).|
|11/16/2013||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract.|
|8/11/2011||Signed with the Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/07/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/06/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/05/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/03/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/02/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/16/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/15/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/24/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/17/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|8/06/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|5/13/2009||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|6/21/2007||Signed with the Tappara Tampere of the SM-Liiga (Finland).|
|9/29/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/09/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|9/26/2005||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/14/2005||Invited to training camp by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|9/19/2003||Released by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|9/19/2002||Returned to his junior team (Kitchener-OHL).|
|7/23/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|8/06/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators.|
|1/09/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
Benoit likely will walk as UFA | 05/04/2014 10:45 AM
NewsIt is unlikely that Andre Benoit will be back in Denver next season.
ImpactHe is an unrestricted free agent and the Avs seem content to make a few changes on their blueline. Teh re-signing of Benoit and fellow UFA Cory Sarich are not viewed as Colorado priorities.
Andre Benoit scores fourth goal in nine games | 03/17/2014 8:56 AM
NewsAndre Benoit found the back of the net in Colorado's 3-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.
ImpactBenoit only has six goals this season, but four of those markers have come in his last nine games. He also has 18 assists in 66 contests this season.
Andre Benoit has 6 points in last 7 games | 01/12/2014 9:47 AM
NewsAndre Benoit recorded two assists in Colorado's 4-2 win on Saturday.
ImpactBenoit has recorded at least a point in five of his last seven games. That's helped him climb to two goals and 18 points in 44 contests in 2013-14.
Andre Benoit has cooled off offensively | 12/26/2013 3:20 PM
NewsAndre Benoit has been averaging 20:48 of ice time per game this season.
ImpactHe's seen 2:38 of average ice time per match on the power play. Benoit has 12 points in 35 games, but he's produced just one point, a goal, in his last 15 outings.
Benoit leads Avalanche to win | 11/22/2013 3:40 AM
NewsAndre Benoit scored a goal and registered two assists in Colorado's 4-3 overtime win over Phoenix Thursday night.
ImpactIt was Benoit's first goal of the season and it doubled Colorado's lead in the second period. He also has 10 assists in 20 games. John Mitchell also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Cody McLeod and Ryan O'Reilly scored the others goals for the Avalanche. P.A Parenteau added two helpers in the victory.
| 11/20/2013 2:30 AM
NewsAndre Benoit returned to action on Tuesday November 19.
Andre Benoit (wrist) will sit Saturday | 11/16/2013 2:43 PM
NewsAndre Benoit won't suit up Saturday against Florida because of a minor wrist injury.
ImpactApparently, he wanted to play but was told to sit by doctors. Matt Hunwick will dress in his place.
Andre Benoit (groin) skips Monday's practice | 11/05/2013 8:17 AM
NewsAndre Benoit missed Monday's practice because of a minor groin injury.
ImpactHowever, he's expected to play on Wednesday against Nashville. Benoit has accounted for six assists and 20 shots in 13 games this year to go with a plus-4 rating.
Coach Roy reveals projected defense corps | 09/26/2013 11:55 AM
NewsAndre Benoit looks like he will start the year on Colorado's top defense pairing alongside Erik Johnson.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy showcased what he has in mind for his top-six defense corps after practice Wednesday morning. Things could obviously change but injured blueliner Ryan Wilson is expected to be paired with Tyson Barrie, while Jan Hejda will line up alongside Corey Sarich.
Andre Benoit has fit in well with Avs | 09/24/2013 9:12 AM
NewsAndre Benoit has played on Colorado's power play throughout the preseason.
Impact"I just want to bring what I can to the team and make sure I help every night. I want to be a big part," Benoit said. "It's an exciting time right now. The team is heading in the right direction, and I want to help accomplish that." He scored a goal Friday in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Benoit should add quickness and some offense to Colorado's back end.
Andre Benoit gets one way deal with the Avs | 07/05/2013 12:51 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year/one-way contract for $900,000/
Aaron Ward on Twitter
ImpactBenoit had hoped to sign earlier in the off-season with Ottawa but will now play for the Avs. He had three goals and 10 points in 33 regular season games and chipped in with three assists in five playoff games.
Andre Benoit wants a one-way deal | 05/28/2013 7:58 AM
NewsAndre Benoit hopes to sign a one-way deal with Ottawa this off-season.
Impact"Obviously that's what everyone wants," he said. "You want to be in the NHL. That's where I want to play. I think I've proven to myself I can play in this league. Now it remains to be seen if I've proved it to other people." Benoit can look for a deal to his liking elsewhere, as an unrestricted free agent, if he doesn't get one from Ottawa.
Andre Benoit has been productive for Sens | 05/23/2013 11:47 AM
NewsAndre Benoit picked up an assist Wednesday night.
ImpactIn four playoff appearances with Ottawa, he has contributed three helpers. Benoit also owns a plus-4 rating while seeing nearly 16 minutes of ice time per game.
Andre Benoit officially in Sens Gm2 lineup | 05/17/2013 7:42 PM
NewsAndre Benoit is officially in Ottawa's Game 2 lineup.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactWith Eric Gryba (upper body) unable to play, Benoit will make his second appearance of these playoffs. Benoit had 10 points in 33 games this year.
Andre Benoit will play for Senators on Friday | 05/17/2013 12:44 PM
NewsAndre Benoit is expected to play in Game 2 on Friday.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactIt will be Benoit's second appearance of the 2013 playoffs. He had an assist and logged 12:35 minutes of playing time in Ottawa's 3-1 loss to Montreal on May 3.
Andre Benoit could replace Gryba on Friday | 05/16/2013 3:44 PM
NewsAndre Benoit was paired with Chris Phillips at Thursday's practice.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactIt looks like he'll play in Game 2 Friday against Pittsburgh if Eric Gryba isn't able to suit up. Gryba is listed as a game-time decision.
Benoit or Lundin may play in Game 2 Friday | 05/15/2013 5:29 PM
NewsAndre Benoit may get another crack at NHL playoff action in Game 2 against Pittsburgh Friday night.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactHe dressed in Game 2 versus Montreal during the first round after Eric Gryba was suspended and now with Gryba likely to sit due to injury, Benoit might play in his second career postseason contest. If Benoit doesn't suit up then Mike Lundin might go instead.
Andre Benoit steps in for Eric Gryba | 05/05/2013 8:46 AM
NewsWith Eric Gryba serving his two-game suspension for the hit he placed on Montreal's Lars Eller, defenseman Andre Benoit was in the lineup for Ottawa's 3-1 loss on Friday.
ImpactThe offensive-minded blue liner played less than 13 minutes in the defeat, but he did pick up an assist on the team's only tally, leading us to believe he'll be active once again as Gryba serves the final game of his suspension.
Andre Benoit replaces concussed Mike Lundin | 03/03/2013 2:23 PM
NewsWith no timetable for Mike Lundin's (concussion) return, Andre Benoit takes his place in the lineup for now.
Ottawa Senators on Twitter
ImpactBenoit's had a fairly quiet 17 games (one goal and three assists for four points) this season. He scored one tally and zero assists in the month of February, so he's hoping for a more productive March.
Andre Benoit scores first NHL goal | 02/20/2013 11:35 AM
NewsAndre Benoit got his first NHL goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.
ImpactThe 29-year-old defenseman tallied what would be the game-winning goal in the second period. It's only fitting that Jakob Silfverberg picked up the lone assist on the marker after his goaltender interference penalty cost Benoit a goal back on Feb. 3 against Montreal.
Officials waive off Andre Benoit's first goal | 02/04/2013 12:17 PM
NewsAndre Benoit had what would have been his first NHL goal waved off on Sunday.
ImpactBenoit beat Canadiens netminder Carey Price, but the officials waved it off and put Senators forward Jakob Silfverberg in the box for goaltender interference. That goal might have been the difference in Montreal's 2-1 win. After the game Senators coach Paul MacLean refused to talk about the officiating while Silfverberg didn't want to say too much without seeing the replay. Still, it's safe to say that the questionable ruling was very unpopular in Ottawa.
Benoit does well as last-minute addition | 01/31/2013 12:22 PM
NewsAndre Benoit got back into Ottawa's lineup on Wednesday after he was a healthy scratch Tuesday.
ImpactHe was a last-minute addition after Sergei Gonchar was deemed unable to play due to lower-body injury. Benoit logged 19:25 of ice time and contributed two assists in the Senators' 5-1 victory over Montreal. Wednesday marked the first time this season that farmhands Patrick Wiercioch, Mark Borowiecki and Benoit all played in the same game.
B-Sens will start season as Ottawa's 3rd pair | 01/18/2013 11:05 AM
NewsAndre Benoit and Patrick Wiercioch will start the season as Ottawa's third defense pairing.
ImpactThe two of them have been AHL Binghamton's top tandem this season and they'll get the chance to start in the NHL thanks to a couple of injuries on the big club's blueline. Benoit has racked up 25 points in 34 games this year with the Baby Senators, while Wiercioch has collected 19 points over 32 contests.
|4/01/2014||Col||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/02/2014||Col||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 3||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:at Min||last:Jan 11||2|
|Points||3||at Phx||Nov 21||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Van||Mar 27||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Dec 16||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. LA||Feb 26||1|
|Power Play Points||1||8 times-last:vs. LA||last:Feb 26||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||79 times-last:at Ana||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Wsh||Oct 12||0|
|Shots||6||vs. NYR||Apr 3||6|
|Penalty Minutes||26||2013-14 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Col)|
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!