|Assets:||Was a savvy veteran. Handled the puck well and settled things down in the defensive zone. Possessed sound leadership qualities, too. Had a very good shot from the point.|
|Flaws:||Lacked top-level skating ability. Didn't always play with enough aggression in the defensive zone, which hurt his overall effectivness. Lost his shooting prowess late in his career.|
|Career Potential:||Solid, savvy defenseman.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2003-04|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||1994 (Canada)|
|10/19/2013||Announced his retirement.|
|4/21/2013||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|4/17/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/31/2013||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|3/22/2013||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|2/15/2013||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|2/04/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/31/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|5/20/2012||Missed the last 3 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|3/29/2012||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|3/15/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/24/2012||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|1/21/2012||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/16/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/10/2012||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|1/07/2012||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|12/29/2011||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|12/21/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/20/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/27/2011||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|2/22/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/19/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/27/2010||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|11/21/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/17/2010||Re-signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-year contract.|
|7/02/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|1/15/2008||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|1/05/2008||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/01/2007||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|11/29/2007||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|6/22/2007||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|4/07/2007||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|2/03/2007||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|1/13/2007||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/17/2006||Missed 11 games (groin).|
|4/18/2006||Missed the last 31 games of the regular season (shoulder surgery).|
|1/31/2006||Shoulder injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/26/2006||Missed 6 games (groin).|
|12/21/2005||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|12/11/2005||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|10/27/2005||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|10/18/2005||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|8/02/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a four-year contract.|
|12/21/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the MoDo Hockey of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|8/07/2004||Re-signed by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|3/16/2004||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|3/12/2004||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|4/09/2003||Missed the last game of the regular season (groin).|
|2/04/2003||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|7/23/2002||Re-signed by the New York Islanders to a two-year contract.|
|4/01/2002||Missed 1 game (heel injury).|
|3/30/2002||Heel injury, day-to-day.|
|8/02/2001||Re-signed by the New York Islanders.|
|6/22/2001||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|2/07/2001||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|11/17/2000||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|11/05/2000||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|7/02/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|6/22/2007||Chicago Blackhawks traded Adrian Aucoin and a 7th round selection in 2007 to the Calgary Flames for Andrei Zyuzin and Steve Marr.|
|8/02/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|6/22/2001||New York Islanders traded Mathieu Biron and a 2nd round selection in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Kharitonov.|
|2/07/2001||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Dan Cloutier to the Vancouver Canucks for Adrian Aucoin and a 2nd round selection (Alexander Polushin) in 2001.|
|6/20/1992||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round (117th overall) in 1992.|
Adrian Aucoin hangs up his skates | 11/19/2013 2:23 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin has retired after playing in 1,108 career NHL games.
ImpactAucoin had 121 goals and 399 points with Vancouver, Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders, Chicago, Calgary, Phoenix, and Columbus. He was also an NHL All-Star in 2004. At his height, he was a great offensive defenseman and someone who could be counted on to eat up minutes. He averaged over 28 minutes per game in each of the 2001-02 and 2002-03 campaigns.
| 04/22/2013 1:53 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin returned to action on Sunday April 21.
Adrian Aucoin is a game-time decision Sunday | 04/20/2013 5:49 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe good news is that Aucoin skated Saturday. He has missed Columbus' last two games.
A. Aucoin might not be available Wednesday | 04/17/2013 8:40 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin (lower body) is questionable for Wednesday's game.
ImpactAucoin left Monday's contest due to the ailment. He has four points and 14 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Adrian Aucoin sufferes lower body injury | 04/16/2013 8:16 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin suffered a lower body injury in the second period and did not return.
ImpactAucoin has only four points in 33 games with a minus-eight rating. He should not be active in fantasy hockey.
Adrian Aucoin says Jackets can win each game | 04/13/2013 10:50 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets are soaring and veteran defenseman Adrian Aucoin says it's because the team's confidence level is sky-high.
Impact"There's the right feeling going into every game, knowing you're going to win," said Aucoin, 39, who has played for seven NHL teams. "You're not going to win every one, but knowing that you can is powerful. It's not something you can buy or make. It just comes from within. I've played on bad teams and I've played on good teams, and we're back to that feeling where we're controlling our own destiny. It's like, if one guy has a bad shift - he knows it. It's a kind of accountability that maybe wasn't here in the past."
| 04/01/2013 1:40 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin returned to action on Sunday March 31.
Adrian Aucoin (undisclosed) won't play Friday | 03/29/2013 2:45 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin will miss Friday's game due to "bumps and bruises."
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactGiven the description of Aucoin's ailment, we'll list it as a day-to-day issue. Aucoin has two assists in 25 games this season.
Adrian Aucoin in, Moore out Friday | 03/22/2013 5:22 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin will get back into Columbus' lineup Friday night after missing two games because of "general soreness."
ImpactHe'll be paired with Tim Erixon with John Moore heading to the press box as a healthy scratch. Aucoin has two assists and a minus-10 rating in 22 games this season.
Adrian Aucoin returns to practice Thursday | 03/22/2013 9:08 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin (undisclosed) skated at Thursday's practice.
ImpactHe has missed the team's past two games because of "general soreness." However, it isn't certain if he will play Friday night.
Columbus activates Adrian Aucoin | 02/15/2013 7:50 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin (lower body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
ImpactAucoin is expected to play tonight, so this isn't a surprise. He missed six straight games due to the ailment.
Aucoin is ready to return to Jackets' lineup | 02/15/2013 10:54 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin (lower body) is expected to return to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup on Friday.
ImpactAucoin will play alongside Jack Johnson. Aucoin has no points and a minus-five rating in seven games this season.
Richards says Aucion 'backpedaled' in rehab | 02/08/2013 5:04 PM
NewsCoach Todd Richards says Adrian Aucoin "backpedaled" in his recovery from a lower-body injury, but it's not serious.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThere's no timetable at the moment for Aucion's return. He has zero points and two penalty minutes in seven games this season and possesses no fantasy value.
Adrian Aucoin is on the IR list | 02/04/2013 6:14 PM
NewsAdrian Aucoin has been placed on the injured reserve list.
ImpactThe move is retroactive January 29. He has no points and two penalty minutes in seven games this season. The team is listing him as day-to-day.
Adrian Aucoin is out with a lower body injury | 01/31/2013 10:40 AM
NewsAdrian Aucoin missed the third period of Tuesday's game due to a lower body injury.
ImpactAucoin signed a one-year/$2 million contract with Columbus over the summer. He has no points and a minus-five rating in seven games this season.
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Phx)|
|Penalty Minutes||77||1998-99 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||18||1998-99 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||1998-99 (Van)|
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