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Andrew Ference | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/17/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 184
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Andrew Ference scored against Vancouver in a 5-4 loss Wednesday night.
Ference has a goal and two points in 16 games this season. He might increase his point-per-game pace as the season goes on, but he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Nov 20 - 9:33 AM

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Andrew Ference was reinstated from his suspension on Sunday November 9.

Ference was forced to miss three straight games for punishment over his high hit on Vancouver forward Zack Kassian. Ference had a plus-three rating and logged 22:13 minutes of ice time in his return.
Nov 10 - 2:03 AM

Andrew Ference has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver forward Zack Kassian.

Ference received a minor penalty for illegal check to the head in Saturday's game versus the Canucks. The Oilers captain is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, so he has to give up $118,902.45 based on his average annual salary. Ference will be eligible to return on Nov. 9 against the New York Rangers.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 3 - 11:54 AM

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference will have a meeting with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Monday for a hit on Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian.

Ference, 35, received a two-minute penalty during the game for that check. He's been suspended twice during his NHL career. The league didn't specify if this meeting will take place in person or over the phone.
Nov 2 - 1:56 PM

Andrew Ference could be suspended for his hit to the head on Zack Kassian.

There is no love lost between Kassian and the Oilers, especially after Kassian broke the jaw of Sam Gagner during the pre-season last year but Ference thought the hit was legal. "I thought it was good legal body check," said Ference. "I was surprised to get a penalty on it. I asked the ref what he saw. I said I don’t think I got him that high, I’m a pretty short guy." Ference got only a minor and it remains to be seen if the NHL will give any disciplinary action to Ference. Stay tuned.
Nov 2 - 5:38 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have yet to taste victory this season as they are 0-4-1.

The Oilers play the second game of a seven game homestand on Monday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. "The psyche is getting ready to win, determined to get some wins under our belt and get some points," captain Andrew Ference said. "When you have games every other day, it’s an opportunity for you to make something better happen. You’re somewhat in control. Obviously, there’s another team out there, but you’re somewhat in control of the momentum or whatever you want to call it of your team, based on how you’re playing. The losses are frustrating, but there’s positive numbers within the losses that you can also highlight and say that trending over a whole season, those will pan out into better results."
Oct 19 - 6:38 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have allowed a staggering 5.5 goals per game so far in 2014-15.

The sample size is still small, but it has been an ugly start for Edmonton. "We came out of camp believing we were tidying up one of the most glaring negatives of our game last year, the defensive play as a five man unit," Andrew Ference said. Ference is bothered by the juicy scoring chances the Oilers are giving up as well as the sheer volume of goals Edmonton has allowed. Edmonton needs to hope it can turn this around soon or it will be in for another very long season.
Oct 16 - 8:17 AM

Andrew Ference who hurt his right arm in Sunday's loss to Chicago, appears to have avoided serious injury.

Ference left the game after blocking a shot with his right arm. According to the Edmonton Oilers' play-by-play voice Jack Michaels, Ference should be fine going forward.
Sep 28 - 9:07 PM

Edmonton Oilers’ defenseman Andrew Ference left Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks with a right arm injury.

Ference, 35, is the Oilers’ captain and he’s also an important piece of the defense. Although he doesn’t bring much offensively, Ference is physical and a key veteran on a young Oilers team.
Sep 28 - 7:59 PM

Andrew Ference has been named as the winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy rewards leadership and humanitarian contributions. Ference was involved in a lot of charitable projects over the 2013-14 campaign, including some of his own like the Hope Mission Shelter, which provides overnight shelter and meals for the homeless or those in danger of becoming homeless in Edmonton. He's also worked on behalf of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and serves as a representative for You Can Play.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 18 - 3:55 PM

Andrew Ference is gone for the rest of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle.

Ference has been having trouble with the injury of late and it was determined to shut him down. Ference finishes the season with three goals and 18 points in 71 games. He was also minus-18 on the season but his big value to the Oilers is his veteran presence on the blueline. Of course, that does not do fantasy fans any good in their pools.
Mar 31 - 7:58 AM

Former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will be playing his first game in Boston today since joining the Oilers as a free agent in the off-season.

"It’s obviously a place where I spent a lot of time," Ference said following practice Friday. "My family grew up here, so the kids came back for this trip. They actually both went back to their old schools (Friday) with all their old buddies, so it’s pretty cool. They have a lot of roots here." Ference has been cleared to play after sitting out the previous three games with concussion-like symptoms. The Oilers captain smacked his head on the glass absorbing a hit against the Phoenix Coyotes a week ago. While the impact did not appear severe, it did enough to knock him out of the lineup.
Feb 1 - 9:55 AM

Andrew Ference will not play on Sunday as he suffered a head injury Friday.

Ference left Friday's game late in the first period and did not return. He has two goals and 10 points in 51 games with 49 penalty minutes. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 26 - 7:04 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have given up a league-high 178 goals in 50 games and are on their fourth and fifth goalies of the season.

"It doesn’t matter how good the forwards are, and the Oilers can rotate all the goalies they want; without an NHL caliber defense, none of it matters," writes Robert Tychkowsi of the Edmonton Sun. "With Justin Schultz, Anton Belov, Martin Marincin, Jeff Petry, Nick Schultz and Andrew Ference, with a sprinkling of Corey Potter and Philip Larsen, the Edmonton blueline is a disjointed mix of skinny, inexperienced newcomers and veterans who are not quite capable of picking up the slack. It’s making for some hard nights." Ference, veteran of the Oilers' blueline, said: No team plays perfec. Even when you watch games with the top teams in the league, they still turn over the puck. Everybody makes mistakes, it’s a matter of what kind of layers you have and what kind of awareness you have on the ice, so that when you do make mistakes there’s back-up plans and there’s people there to cover up. The teams that are consistently playing well, they have that. . ."
Jan 18 - 9:56 AM

Andrew Ference will play against his former team, Boston, on Thursday for the first time since he joined the Edmonton Oilers.

Ference spent parts of seven seasons with the Bruins and that included a Stanley Cup championship. "Individually, it's exciting," Ference said. "It's obviously a little weird playing against guys that you've played with so long, but in the same token, I think that I've been around long enough that you go to battle and learn how to fight, probably even harder against your buddies than you would against guys you don't know, just to one up each other." Ference has 64 hits and 47 blocked shots in 32 games this season.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 09:24:00 AM

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3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Jesse Joensuu
5Steve Pinizzotto
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brandon Davidson
8Martin Marincin
9Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth