Former Guelph Storm Captain Finishes First Season In Italy

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Andrew Archer on the right in red (#2)

Andrew Archer played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. He started out with the Oshawa Generals in 1999-00 and was traded to the Guelph Storm shortly after the start of the 2000-01 season. Archer finished out his OHL career with the Storm in 2002-03.

In his final season with the Storm, he had the honour of being team captain. In 2000-01, he was the team’s Most Improved Player. During his captaincy, he was honoured by the team as Most Valuable Player, Humanitarian of the Year, Community Involvement Player of the Year, Top Defenseman and was honoured with the team’s Leadership Award.

Andrew spent the past season, 2009-10, in Italy’s Liga Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio Serie A with Alleghe. This was Archer’s first season in Europe after six years in the American Hockey League.

He was a 7th round pick, 203rd overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2001 NHL draft. His first five years in the AHL were spent with Montreal’s affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. In 2008-09, he moved to the Rockford IceHogs.

Alleghe is a small town in the Northeastern part of Italy, near the border of Austria. The team’s official website is only in Italian, but hc alleghe lega italiana hockey ghiacciocan be found here. Andrew Archer’s profile page at Alleghe’s page on PointStreak can be found here.

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