Andrey Pedan

by Brad Wilson on January 12, 2016

Andrey Pedan - Photo Courtesy of islanders.nhl.com

Andrey Pedan D 

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 200

Born: 1993-07-03

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Drafted: 2011 by New York Islanders, 63rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2016 -   After a strong performance with Utica of the American Hockey League, Pedan earned a call-up to the Canucks main roster in December of 2015. Despite the call-up, Andrey has been used sparingly with the Canucks, suiting up in only 3 contests with the big club while posting no points and a minus-1 rating. That doesn't mean that Pedan hasn't been willing to give his all - in fact, in just his third NHL game he decided to drop the gloves against Jordan Nolan in a first period tilt against the LA Kings. While Pedan projects as a bottom-pairing defenceman on an NHL squad, his gritty approach to the game makes him an intriguing, though limited, fantasy property as a penalty minute grinder. ~ David McDonald

 

November 2015 - Pedan has had a strong start to 2015-16. He currently leads Utica in points by defenseman (T-1 T. Fedun) with six points, and also leads the team in penatly minutes with 26 through 13 games. He sits at plus-4, only second to his D partner Fedun (plus-5). He is making GM Jim Benning look good in trading for him, and may force the Canucks to call on him first if something happens to a defenseman in Vancouver. Mike Barrett

 

November 2014 – On November 25th, Vancouver CanucksGeneral Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defencemanAndrey Pedan in exchange forAlexandre Malletand a third round pick in 2016 from theNew York Islanders. Suiting up in six games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, Pedan recorded three assists and racked up 51 penalty minutes. With more opportunity in Vancouver’s defensive system, Pedan’s fantasy value increases slightly with this transaction. Brendan Ross

 

November 2013 - Pedan has dressed in eight games for the Sound Tigers this season accumulating one goal and three assists. His four points are actually good for a share of the points lead among team defensemen (tied with captain, Ness who is currently on a call-up with the Isles). Pedan continues to battle for his spot in the deep and talented Islanders organization. Brad Wilson

 

April 2013 – Born in Lithuania, Pedan showed much improvement after his move to the Guelph Storm in the OHL. In three career OHL seasons, Pedan posted 26 goals, 96 points and 386 penalty minutes in 174 regular-season games. He also recorded two assists in six games as Russia earned a bronze championship at the 2011 Under-18 World Junior Championship. On April 3, 2013, Pedan signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders and has joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL. Sam Friedman

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Pedan is a solid defense-first defenseman with a big shot and some great offensive skill. After being dealt to Vancouver who aren't as stacked on the backend, Pedan will have more chances to show his NHL upside.

 

 

Footage:

Andrey Pedan fights Joshua Leivo.

 

 

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