Daryl's Development: Andy Andreoff
In this third installment of “Daryl’s Development,” Daryl – who goes on the ice with these prospects in the summer time / off-season -- gives us insight on Kings prospect Andy Andreoff.
Andy is playing for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He is in his fifth season with the Generals and as of Feb. 7 he was co-leading the team with 48 points (with 19 goals and 29 assists) in 41 games. He also has 65 penalty minutes.
Andy is a left shooting left winger who was drafted by the Kings in the third round (80th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Last year Andy recorded career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes where he scored 33-42-75 in 66 games while adding 109 penalty minutes. In 10 playoff games he scored three goals and tallied 11 points.
What I Know About Him
Andy has good size at 6-1 and just over 200 pounds. He plays an honest, hard two-way style of hockey. He is a reliable trust worthy teammate you can depend on to be there. He’s a little old school as he gets into the hard areas and he is not afraid to get his nose dirty.
He has the will and desire to succeed and will have to make subtle adjustments to the speed of his overall game by improving his skating while maintaining his gritty style of play. He can also add some muscle weight to his already strong body. He has shown gradual improvement each year and needs to stay the course. He had a solid camp last year and will become a pro at the end of his Junior season.
Why The Kings Tabbed Andy
Mark Yannetti, the Kings’ Director of Amateur Scouting along with Mike Futa, said the following when asked about Andreoff: “Culture is important and Andy is a driven player on the forefront of it. Andy was not drafted when first eligible and forced himself upon us with an intriguing package of ability, grit and toughness -- a combination not often found. He’s a more finished product than most. Going forward he has to polish and round out his abilities by experiencing playing at a higher level and faster pace while still learning what it takes to play at the pro level.”
Daryl Evans provides a look at one Kings prospect each month at LAKings.com.