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09-03-2009, 12:07 AM
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D Adrian Aucoin

- 6'2", 212 lbs
- World Championship Gold (2000)
- Played in 2004 NHL All-Star Game
- Placed 5th, 8th in Norris voting (2002, 2004)
- Led NHL defensemen in goals (1999)
- 6 NHL seasons with 34+ points
- 10th among NHL defensemen in points (2004)
- 2nd, 2nd, 4th in ice time per game (2002, 2003, 2004)

Originally Posted by
As a member of Vancouver, he scored a goal in his first NHL game on May 3, 1995 against San Jose. In the next two years he slowly moved up the team's depth chart, and by 1996-97 he was an important part of the team's defence. Two years later, he made greater strides to eminence by scoring 23 goals from the blueline after making a full recovery from the previous year when he missed half a season with a serious ankle and groin injuries. Some 18 of those 23 scores were on the power play, tying a league record for defencemen held by Denis Potvin.

A member of Canada's World Championship team in 2000, Aucoin scoring dipped in 2000-01 and he was subsequently traded to Tampa Bay in the latter stages of the season. After only 26 games with Tampa, Aucoin was dealt to the New York Islanders prior to the 2001-02 season. Upon his arrival with the Islanders, the hard-shooting Aucoin was an offensive leader on the back end, establishing a career high 44 points (13-31-44) during the 2003-04 season.

Following the 2004-05 NHL lock out, Aucoin found himself on the move yet again, this time landing in the Windy City as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. In Chicago Aucoin as the club's captain led a group of youngsters on a struggling Blackhawk club over two seasons, providing stability and experience on the team's blueline.
Originally Posted by The Hockey News
Has a howitzer of a slap shot, handles the puck well and has improved his play in the defensive zone over time. Possesses sound leadership qualities.

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