Tough as nails Los Angeles Kings‘ 3rd round pick in the 2011 draft (#80 overall), left wing Andy Andreoff(12) had a good rookie season with 13 goals and 13 assists in 69 games for AHL affiliate Manchester Monarchs. He also accrued a healthy 111 penalty minutes and at 6’1″ 217 lbs. was always a hard-nosed customer when challenged.
He also seemed to take his game to the next level come playoff hockey time, as he has connected for a pair of goals and three assists in 8 postseason contests over a couple of Calder Cup Playoff rounds.
The 22-year old signed a three-year entry level deal that kicked in while he was still playing in juniors with Oshawa Generals and is set to become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2013/2014 campaign.
He has yet to receive his first official NHL recall to skate a game but joined the parent club as part of the “black aces” practice squad for the last couple of playoff runs, including the Kings’ 2012 Stanley Cup win.
Bets are on that he scores that recall in the upcoming season.