Saturday, January 11, 2014

Andrew Verner

2 NHL Games

November 14, 1992 Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings. 2-6 loss.
November 18, 1992 Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks. 4-2 win.

   An OHL All-Star with the Peterborough Petes, the Edmonton Oilers drafted Andrew Verner rather high for a goalie, with their 34th overall pick in 1991.

  Andrew Verner's only stint with Edmonton came when Oilers goalie Bill Ranford injured his groin during a November 12th game against the Sharks. Ranford was forced to sit out two games to recover. The Oilers recalled Andrew Verner to dress as Ron Tugnutt's backup. Although Ranford was back after just two games, the Oilers opted to keep Verner with the club until November 23rd. Hockey News writer and long time friend of Verner, Adam Proteau, wrote an article about Verner's career in 2010.  He wrote that Verner's, "personal highlight was being recalled to the NHL team for 12 days as Ron Tugnutt’s backup." He even asked Verner about the experience, “It was tremendous being up, you’re just trying to take it all in at that point. You don’t really think too far ahead. And the money I got from those two weeks was more than I’d ever made. In the ‘A,’ I was making around 30 grand. So that was nice." (1) 

   Andrew Verner left the Oilers in 1994 and played pro hockey in Europe until 2009.  He and Ron Tugnutt would cross paths again when he replaced his former teammate as Peterborough Petes goalie coach in 2013.

Born Nov 20 1972 -- Weston, ONT 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 194 
Drafted by Edmonton Oilers - round 2 #34 overall 1991 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1989-90Peterborough PetesOHL130462438003.65730200
1990-91Peterborough PetesOHL46382523148003.522214712840.897300
1991-92Peterborough PetesOHL533163123190313.653413614540.8841002
1992-93Cape Breton OilersAHL36101974126113.83171069450.882---
1993-94Cape Breton OilersAHL38142261175404.641117810590.858100
1994-95Cape Breton OilersAHL100608008.00010230.742---
1994-95Canadian National TeamIntl3200186091022.94
1995-96Lustenau EHCAustria600
1996-97HPK HameenlinnaSM-liiga50081000
1997-98Malmo IFSEL2502135266002.93
1998-99Canadian National TeamIntl2001206003.001100.912
1998-99Malmo IFSEL2502147558012.36802
1999-00Cologne SharksDEL561101000
2000-01Cologne SharksDEL60114300
2001-02Hannover ScorpionsDEL34110194190022.788730.907---
2002-03Klagenfurt ACAustria602
2002-03Hannover ScorpionsDEL520222942127052.5913610.914---
2003-04Klagenfurt ACAustria46235806
2004-05Klagenfurt ACAustria18110200
2005-06Klagenfurt ACAustria36142073101002.9211260.918
2006-07Klagenfurt ACAustria52220
2007-08Klagenfurt ACAustria4628302
2008-09Newcastle VipersEIHL535143090162003.1518360.919---

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