29-year-old AHL veteran Andrew Joudrey has signed a one-year AHL deal with the Springfield Falcons.
Joudrey, who was drafted in the eighth round of the 2008 draft by the Washington Capitals, is entering his seventh year in the pros, and his third with the Falcons. In his previous two seasons as a member of the Blue Jackets top affiliate, Joudrey has registered 24 goals and 26 assists in 152 games. The Falcons alternate captain since joining the team in 2011-12, Joudrey has proven he’s a leader on and off the ice, getting the nod to captain the legendary Hershey Bears in the 2010-11 season, and wearing a letter in his final two seasons with the University of Wisconsin.
A two-time Calder Cup champion with the Bears and NCAA Champion with the Badgers, Joudrey isn’t a breathtaking player or one to do anything fancy, but he’s the kind of player teams need in order to win titles. A contributor when it matters most, Joudrey’s AHL totals are a respectable 68 goals and 96 assists in 495 games.
(Cover image by Bridget Samuels)