Last updated: March 08. 2014 9:42PM - 815 Views
By - tvenesky@civitasmedia.com



Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, left, checks Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke during the second period on Feb. 27 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, left, checks Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke during the second period on Feb. 27 in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Player: Andrew Ference


Played with WBS Penguins: Parts of the 1999-00, 2000-01 and 2002-03 seasons


Where is he now? Playing with the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL


No other player has gone on to play more NHL games after his time with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton than Andrew Ference. Currently the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, Ference, 34, has played more than 820 NHL games for four teams, including 163 with Pittsburgh.


The defenseman was drafted by Pittsburgh in the eighth round of the 1997 draft and established himself as a smooth skating, physical player. He appeared in 88 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including 44 during the inaugural season in 1999.


Ference was traded by Pittsburgh to Calgary during the 2002-03 season, and he went on to play in the Stanley Cup final with the Flames in 2004. Seven years later, Ference got his name on the Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins in 2011, and he has played in 120 NHL playoff games in his career.


— Tom Venesky

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