Andrew Calof

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Andrew Calof
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Born (1991-05-09) May 9, 1991 (age 29)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Skellefteå AIK
Växjö Lakers
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Traktor Chelyabinsk
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Andrew James Calof (born May 9, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Early and personal life[edit]

Calof was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is Jewish.[1][2] His parents are Jonathan (a professor at the University of Ottawa) and Lois Calof (an office manager), and he has a brother Michael.[3] He attended Sir Robert Borden High School, and was on the Ontario Provincial soccer team.[3]

Playing career[edit]

In 2007 he was drafted in round 9 (#175 overall) by the Mississauga IceDogs in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.[4]

Playing for the Nepean Raiders, in 2008-09 he was a Canadian Junior Hockey League First All-Star Team and was the CJHL Top Prospect of the Year, and in 2009-10 he was CJHL Scholastic Player of the Year and was the MVP of the CJHL All-Star Game.[4][3] He won the fastest skater competition at the National Junior A All-Star competition.[3]

Calof opted to attended Princeton University, where he played with the Princeton Tigers men's ice hockey team which competed in NCAA's Division I in the ECAC Hockey conference for four seasons. In his freshman year (2010–11), Calof was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year, to the ECAC All-Rookie Team, and ECAC Third All Star Team.[4] In 2011-12 he was All-Ivy League Second Team and in 2012–13 he was ECAC Second All-Star Team and All-Ivy League First Team.[4]

Following his NCAA career, Calof continued his playing career signing with top Swedish club, Skellefteå AIK of the SHL. During the 2014–15 SHL season, Calof recorded 16 goals and 19 assists, gaining him attention for the SHL Rookie of the Year award.[5]

After three seasons with Skellefteå AIK, Calof signed with fellow SHL club, Växjö Lakers on a one-year deal on April 10, 2017 [6] playing a role in Växjö's 2017–18 SHL championship. Following the successful campaign with the Lakers, Calof joined Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL for the 2018–19 season.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Andrew Calof during his tenure with Skellefteå AIK
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Hawkesbury Hawks CJHL 58 20 20 40 14 11 7 4 11 4
2008–09 Nepean Raiders CJHL 59 47 53 100 50 14 10 9 19 10
2009–10 Nepean Raiders CJHL 57 45 52 97 42 6 3 4 7 10
2010–11 Princeton University ECAC 32 9 24 33 18
2011–12 Princeton University ECAC 32 17 14 31 16
2012–13 Princeton University ECAC 31 14 24 38 22
2013–14 Princeton University ECAC 22 4 17 21 10
2014–15 Skellefteå AIK SHL 53 16 19 35 18 15 4 7 11 2
2015–16 Skellefteå AIK SHL 52 19 15 34 45 16 7 3 10 4
2016–17 Skellefteå AIK SHL 52 6 11 17 8 7 0 3 3 0
2017–18 Växjö Lakers SHL 52 24 17 41 14 13 5 4 9 4
2018–19 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 58 22 19 41 22 7 0 2 2 6
2019–20 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 55 8 25 33 8
SHL totals 209 65 62 127 85 52 16 17 33 10
KHL totals 113 30 44 74 30 7 0 2 2 6

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
ECAC Rookie of the Year 2010–11 [8]
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2010–11 [9]
ECAC First-Team All-Ivy 2010–11 [10]
All-ECAC Hockey Third Team 2010–11 [11]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2012–13 [12]
SHL
Finalist - Rookie of the Year 2015 [13]
Le Mat Trophy (Växjö Lakers) 2018 [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Calof - Eliteprospects.com
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c d GoPrincetonTigers.com | Princeton Athletics
  4. ^ a b c d Andrew Calof - Eliteprospects.com
  5. ^ "Canadian Calof earning rookie attention". Swedish Hockey League. 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  6. ^ "Andrew Calof signs for Vaxjo Lakers". Växjö Lakers (in Swedish). 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  7. ^ "ANDREW KAILOF - TORPEDO RECRUIT!". Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  8. ^ "Prier's first-year outlook at Princeton 'extremely positive'". USCHO. 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  9. ^ "NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team". Elite Prospects. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  10. ^ Andrew Calof Bio – GoPrincetonTigers.com – Education Through Athletics ... An Unmatched Tradition of Athletic Success
  11. ^ "All-ECAC Hockey Teams". College Hockey Historical Archive. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  12. ^ "League Awards and Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  13. ^ "Årets rookie 2015 - Marcus Sörensen". SHL. 2015. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  14. ^ "Lakers dominant in SHL title win". Euro Hockey Clubs. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jerry D'Amigo
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Brian Ferlin