Welcome back to another edition of Pack Attack!
Each day putting the spotlight on one of the current(and by current I mean at the time of writing) players on the Phoenix Coyotes roster.
Give a big howlin’ welcome to left winger Andrew Ebbett!!!
Coming up short in the draft meaning that he went undrafted and by no means is in any reference to the fact that he is only 5’9” and a 172 pounds Ebbett, the former University of Michigan captain, was signed to the Ottawa Senators on July 17, 2006. The entire 2006-07 season was spent with the Senators affiliate team in the American Hockey League. Scoring 26 goals and 39 points in 71 games in his first full season as a professional hockey player with the Binghamton Senators. He never saw ice time with the Ottawa Sentors….
Ebbett spent the following season between the Portland Pirates in the AHL and their parent club – the Anaheim Ducks. Playing in only 3 games with the Ducks in 2007-08 he only made it on the box score for one penalty, while with the Portland Pirates he played in 74 regular season games notching 72 points and 66 penalty minutes. Ebbett went on to play in 18 playoff games with the Pirates where he tallied 6 goals and 11 assist.
In 2008-09 Ebbett split his season between the Ducks and their new AHL affiliate the Iowa Chops. Playing in 28 games with Iowa he came up with 10 goals and 19 assist; went on to play in 48 games with the Ducks. Scoring his first NHL goal on his 26th birthday (January 2, 2009) against the Philadelphia Flyers he racked up 8 goals and 24 assist to their seasonal box score helping the Ducks make it to the playoff where he laced up the skates and made his NHL playoff debut, playing in 13 games (1 goal 2 assist).
After playing in two regular season games with the Ducks at the start of the 2009-10 season Ebbett soon found himself playing for the Chicago Blackhawks after being claimed off of waiver. His stay with the Blackhawks only lasted 10 games, where he had one goal and 2 penalty minutes before landing back on the wavier wire and finishing out the season with 49 games with the Minnesota Wild. Going back to the 2007-08 season with the Ducks Ebbett has appeared in 112 NHL games. Score 17 goals and assisted 30 times while racking up 47 penalty minutes in the regular season. In the play offs he has appeared in 13 and scored 3 points.
July 2, 2010 – Ebbett inked a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, making them the fourth team he has been affiliated with in the last year.
Ebbett has shown leadership capability being named captain of the University of Michigan hockey team. The Wolverines’ are known for having one of the top programs within the CCHA. He has shown promise of being able to take on a scoring role within the NHL when he scored 32 points with the Ducks when he was only given ice time in 48 games that season.
First NHL Playoff Goal: