Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | September 9, 2011

Man of the Day 9/9: Andrew Ference

Andrew James Stewart Ference

Born March 17, 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Defenseman for the Boston Bruins

Let’s go for a Bruins hat trick! Ferry started his hockey career with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, playing with them for two years before being picked up y the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1997 draft. He stayed two more years in Portland and was even in the IHL before moving on to the Pens.

His first two seasons were split between the NHL team and the Baby Pens, but he did get his first NHL goal against the Nashville Predators in November 1999, a month after making his NHL debut. He made the Pens’ roster for the 2001-02 season, and he was there two more years till he was traded to Calgary in the middle of the 2002-03 season.

Stanley weighs 35 pounds, but that's nothing to him.

Ferry finished the season in Calgary with 4 assists in 16 games. In his first full year with the Flames, he played 72 games with 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) and played 26 games in the postseason, earning 3 assists before the Flames were beaten in the Finals by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Year That Never Was led him to the Czech Republic, where he played for HC Ceske Budejovice. After another year with the Flames – one that saw him play in all 82 games and earn 4 goals and 27 assists – he was traded to the Bruins in February 2007. In March 2010, he signed a three-year contract extension with the team.

This past season, he had 15 points in 70 games and another 10 points  in 25 games, with 60 and 37 minutes in the sin bin respectively. But the thing for which he’s most remembered is the obscene gesture he made during the Bruins’ series with Montreal. He said his glove got stuck, but the league didn’t believe him and fined him $2500.

Ferry is a very green guy and even started up a program in the NHL where players buy carbon offset credits to offset the harmful impact that professional sports has on the environment. He’s also married with two sweet little girls, Ava and Stella. Oh, and did I mention that his wife’s name is Krista? Seriously.

Krista's a very lucky woman. His wife, not me. Darn it.

– Krista


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