Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | July 26, 2011

Man of the Day 7/26: Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Born December 13, 1985 (age 25) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Right wing for the Anaheim Ducks

Today I used the Hockey Reference “frivolities” database, which is not at all a frivolity, to look at hockey players who share my birthday. (Yes, my birthday is during hockey season! Woohoo!) I found quite a few, but decided Gordon would be interesting to spotlight. He started out in the junior leagues in Saskatchewan, playing for the Notre Dame Hounds, until Washington came calling and drafted him 197th overall in 2004. He decided to hone his craft by playing for three years in the St. Cloud State University program before immediately hopping up to the Caps system. Once he did, he spent time with the Hershey Bears and South Carolina Stingrays, helping the Bears to their Calder Cup victory in 2008-09 (the year Michal Neuvirth was given the Butterfield Trophy) and 2009-10.

Though Gordon had played in a handful of Caps games before 2010-11, and he was reassigned to Hershey for the first part of the season, he did get called up in his birth month. Later on, just after his birthday, he scored his first NHL goal. It became a notable first goal because after he scored it and returned to the bench, he gave his teammate Marcus Johansson a cheek kiss.

The reactions are the best.

 Along with a kiss-worthy first goal, this season Gordon was called back to the Caps when Eric Fehr (now on…a different team) was injured. So this season, he played 9 games with the Caps, scoring 1 goal and getting 1 point while not spending any time in the sin bin! But with the Bears, he played 50 games this season, scoring 28 goals and getting 29 points while spending 24 minutes in the sin bin. Gordon looks to be pretty good at production. He was signed to a two-year deal with Anaheim in July. I look forward to seeing my birthday mate in action this season!

Nice face there buddy!

-Emma


Responses

  1. He’s cute. and plays for my favorite team. I’ll have to keep an eye on him


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