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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 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

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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

The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year/one-way contract for $900,000.

Benoit had hoped to sign earlier in the off-season with Ottawa but will now play for the Avs. He had three goals and 10 points in 33 regular season games and chipped in with three assists in five playoff games.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Andre Benoit hopes to sign a one-way deal with Ottawa this off-season.

"Obviously that's what everyone wants," he said. "You want to be in the NHL. That's where I want to play. I think I've proven to myself I can play in this league. Now it remains to be seen if I've proved it to other people." Benoit can look for a deal to his liking elsewhere, as an unrestricted free agent, if he doesn't get one from Ottawa.
Tue, May 28, 2013 07:58:00 AM

Andre Benoit picked up an assist Wednesday night.

In four playoff appearances with Ottawa, he has contributed three helpers. Benoit also owns a plus-4 rating while seeing nearly 16 minutes of ice time per game.
Thu, May 23, 2013 11:47:00 AM

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D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
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