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Andrew Ference | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/17/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 182
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Andrew Ference and Andrew Miller will each be scratched from Friday's game with the Devils.
It's now nearly American Thanksgiving and Ference and Miller have combined for just 11 games played. If you didn't know it before, you do know that neither player has much fantasy value now. Nov 20 - 7:56 PM

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Andrew Ference is dealing with the flu.

Ference hasn't been dressed lately anyways, but he wasn't available for Saturday's contest. He's only played in five contests this season.
Nov 15 - 12:12 AM

Andrew Ference will sit for the fourth straight, tying his longest string of healthy scratches in 2015-16.

Joining the former Bruin rearguard will be Mark Fayne. Ference has drawn into the lineup only five times in 2015-16, pointless and averaging 14:47 of time on ice. He has one more year left before becoming an unrestricted free agent at the age of 38.
Nov 11 - 9:55 PM

Andrew Ference will play Thursday night against the Canadiens as Coach McLellan dresses seven defenders.

This will be Ference's fourth game of the season, and he's projected to skate with rugged defender Eric Gryba. Which could make for a tough duo to play against for Montreal.
Oct 29 - 8:15 PM

Andrew Ference and Anton Slepyshev will be scratched for Sunday's tilt with the Kings.

With just 10 games combined between the veteran Ference (three) and youngster Slepyshev (seven), there's hardly an impact on the stat sheet to suggest they should remain in the struggling Oilers lineup. So it's no surprise they're sitting.
Oct 25 - 7:04 PM

Andrew Ference is expected to play Wednesday night.

He has been a healthy scratch in five of the Oilers' first six games. Ference is getting a chance to play in his second contest of the year because Griffin Reinhart is out for an undisclosed reason.
Oct 21 - 4:07 PM

Andrew Ference and Brandon Davidson will be healthy scratches once again, this time against the Canucks on Sunday.

It's early yet for sure, but it looks like former captain Ference doesn't have much of a place on the team. The former captain used to be a solid contributor of tough guy stats, but if you're consistently made a healthy scratch by the Oilers, signs musn't be ignored.
Oct 18 - 8:25 PM

Andrew Ference, Brandon Davidson and Anton Slepyshev will be healthy scratches Saturday night against Calgary.

How the trusted have fallen. The former Oilers captain was originally brought in to help stabilize their defense corps, but he simply hasn't lived up to the billing. Unfortunately, there's no fantasy value here to speak of.
Oct 17 - 8:12 PM

Andrew Ference will be a healthy scratch in Edmonton's game against St. Louis on Thursday.

Rob Klinkhammer and Brandon Davidson will also sit. Ference, who served as Edmonton's captain last season, has only played in one game so far this year.
Oct 15 - 9:17 PM

Andrew Ference is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

Ference was the team's captain last season, but the new coaching staff opted to go with four alternate captains this season. Rob Klinkhammer and Brandon Davidson are also expected to sit in the team's regular season opener.
Oct 8 - 7:48 PM

Andrew Ference won't start the 2015-16 season as Edmonton's captain.

He will wear an 'A' on his jersey, though. The Oilers will also have Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins serve as alternate captains. Matt Hendricks will rotate in with an 'A' because of Eberle's injury. Edmonton won't have a captain this season, but the team could have one from this group next year.

Andrew Ference could be a healthy scratch in the Oilers' season opener.

Ference skated alongside Brandon Davidson during Monday's practice, but that's believed to be the fourth defensive pairing. Ference had three goals and 14 points in 70 contests last season. The Oilers have left the door open to going into the 2015-16 campaign with a new captain and that might make sense if Ference isn't expected to play regularly.
Oct 6 - 9:11 AM

Andrew Ference doesn't believe there are changes coming to Edmonton's captaincy.

"One of the first conversations I had with Todd (McLellan, Edmonton's new coach) was about that," said Ference. "I brought it up ... I like things out in the open. I don't like walking on eggshells or awkward moments, player to coach, player to GM. This isn't a vanity project. We should want everybody pulling on the same rope for the Oilers." Ference has been the captain for the last two seasons and he'll be the oldest player on the team at the age of 36.
Aug 26 - 10:20 AM

Andrew Ference used a unique approach to garner the attentions of all NHL GMs back in 1997 when he was snubbed by Central Scouting.

After not being ranked for the 1997 NHL draft and not invited for testing by Central Scouting, Ference elected to fax a letter to every NHL general manager asking for an opportunity for a tryout. In that very same draft, he was drafted in the eighth round (208 overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ference ended up debuting for the Penguins in 1999 and played four more years with them. He has played in 901 NHL games to date where he has scored 43 goals and added 182 assists. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Boston bruins in 2011. It turns out the Central Scouting System missed the boat on Ference who is now the captain of the Edmonton Oilers.
Source: CBC sports
Aug 15 - 2:05 PM

Andrew Ference is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Ference will miss Wednesday's contest as a result. He has three goals and 14 points in 70 contests this season. Look for Keith Aulie to come out of the press box to round out the Oilers' blueline in Ference's absence.
Mar 24 - 3:47 PM

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All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Luke Gazdic
5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Brandon Davidson
5Andrew Ference
6Griffin Reinhart
7Eric Gryba
8Darnell Nurse
9Mark Fayne
G1Anders Nilsson
2Cam Talbot