Andrew Alberts was born on June 30, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a retired National Hockey League defenseman. Andrew was drafted in the sixth round, 179th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Andrew made his National Hockey League debut during the 2005-06 season, subsequently enjoying a nine-year professional career with stops in Carolina, Philadelphia, and Vancouver where he would amass 55 Points and 492 Penalty Minutes in 459 Games. Andrew has also represented the United States at two IIHF World Championship events in both 2006 and 2007. Andrew played his last season for the Vancouver Canucks in 2013 where he was forced to retire after injury concerns ended his professional hockey career.
What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?
Playing in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final
What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?
Success is earned. It’s the hours of hard work and preparation each player puts in on and off the ice that gives them the opportunity to compete. The sacrifices and decisions they make will determine just how far their journey will last. Are they willing to do what others aren’t to be the player putting on the jersey on game night?
What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?
Hockey Coach, instructor and consultant