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Andre Benoit | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/6/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
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Andre Benoit was back in Buffalo's lineup on Wednesday night.
Prior to the match he had been a healthy scratch in seven of the last nine games. He got the chance to play because of an injury to Tyler Myers. Benoit logged 17:49 of ice time and he picked up a minus-1 rating to bring him to minus-13 on the year. To make matters worse, Benoit doesn't have a point in 15 games. Nov 27 - 9:59 AM

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Andre Benoit has been scratched for Tuesday's tilt against San Jose.

No reason was specified by Coach Nolan. In 14 games this season the veteran defender has 26 shot blocks, 12 hits and eight PIMs.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 7:49 PM

Andre Benoit will get back into the lineup on Thursday.

He'll play against Minnesota because Josh Gorges is out with a lower-body injury. Benoit has been scratched for the past two games. He has no points and a minus-11 rating in 13 contests.
Nov 13 - 10:05 AM

Andre Benoit logged 23:11 of ice time in Sunday's preseason loss to Washington.

Only defense partner Rasmus Ristolainen (23:17) played more on the Sabres in a 1-0 defeat. Both players finished a minus-1 rating. Buffalo wants Benoit to act as a leader on the club even though he has just 120 NHL contests in his career. Benoit, who turned 30 in January, broke out last season with the Colorado Avalanche. He registered seven goals, 28 points and 113 shots in 79 games.
Sep 22 - 10:22 AM

Andre Benoit has inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Benoit had seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season. He might end up getting top-four minutes in Buffalo.
Jul 23 - 12:03 PM

It is unlikely that Andre Benoit will be back in Denver next season.

He is an unrestricted free agent and the Avs seem content to make a few changes on their blueline. The re-signing of Benoit and fellow UFA Cory Sarich are not viewed as Colorado priorities.
Source: Denver Post
May 4 - 10:45 AM

Andre Benoit found the back of the net in Colorado's 3-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

Benoit only has six goals this season, but four of those markers have come in his last nine games. He also has 18 assists in 66 contests this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 17 - 8:56 AM

Andre Benoit recorded two assists in Colorado's 4-2 win on Saturday.

Benoit has recorded at least a point in five of his last seven games. That's helped him climb to two goals and 18 points in 44 contests in 2013-14.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 9:47 AM

Andre Benoit has been averaging 20:48 of ice time per game this season.

He's seen 2:38 of average ice time per match on the power play. Benoit has 12 points in 35 games, but he's produced just one point, a goal, in his last 15 outings.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Andre Benoit scored a goal and registered two assists in Colorado's 4-3 overtime win over Phoenix Thursday night.

It was Benoit's first goal of the season and it doubled Colorado's lead in the second period. He also has 10 assists in 20 games. John Mitchell also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Cody McLeod and Ryan O'Reilly scored the others goals for the Avalanche. P.A Parenteau added two helpers in the victory.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:40:00 AM

Andre Benoit returned to action on Tuesday November 19.

He missed Saturday's game with a minor wrist injury and promptly returned for Tuesday's match against Chicago. Benoit earned an assist and logged nearly 20 minutes of ice time in Colorado's 5-1 win. He has no goals and eight helpers in 19 contests this year.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 02:30:00 AM

Andre Benoit won't suit up Saturday against Florida because of a minor wrist injury.

Apparently, he wanted to play but was told to sit by doctors. Matt Hunwick will dress in his place.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Andre Benoit missed Monday's practice because of a minor groin injury.

However, he's expected to play on Wednesday against Nashville. Benoit has accounted for six assists and 20 shots in 13 games this year to go with a plus-4 rating.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:17:00 AM

Andre Benoit looks like he will start the year on Colorado's top defense pairing alongside Erik Johnson.

Coach Patrick Roy showcased what he has in mind for his top-six defense corps after practice Wednesday morning. Things could obviously change but injured blueliner Ryan Wilson is expected to be paired with Tyson Barrie, while Jan Hejda will line up alongside Corey Sarich.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Andre Benoit has played on Colorado's power play throughout the preseason.

"I just want to bring what I can to the team and make sure I help every night. I want to be a big part," Benoit said. "It's an exciting time right now. The team is heading in the right direction, and I want to help accomplish that." He scored a goal Friday in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Benoit should add quickness and some offense to Colorado's back end.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen