Andrew Ference RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oilers D Ference anticipates retiring after season

    ESPN "After almost two decades in the NHL, veteran defenseman Andrew Ference says he is prepared for life after hockey and that he will likely retire if the Edmonton Oilers buy out his contract after the season. "I think that's it for me," Ference told in a phone interview Friday morning...." February 19

  • Andrew Ference done for year with hip injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference will have season-ending hip surgery, the team announced Thursday. The 36-year-old Ference, who gave up his ‘C’ this year because of a diminished role, is a minus-4 and has 0 points in six games played. Ference hasn’t played since Nov. 27. In those..." January 21

  • Edmonton Oilers place Andrew Ference on IR

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Andrew Ference on injured reserve. Ference hasn’t played since Nov. 27 against the Detroit Red Wings, and has only played in six games all year. The 36-year-old has no points and is a minus-4. Ference was the Oilers’ captain for two seasons after..." December 21

  • Andrew Ference relinquishes Oilers' captaincy, four alternates named

    CBS Sports "Andrew Ference is no longer the captain of the Edmonton Oilers. The decision to remove the “C” from Ference's jersey was announced jointly by GM Peter Chiarelli and head coach Todd McLellan with Ference present Wednesday. He will now be one of four rotating alternate captains. This is a similar..." October 07

  • Oilers’ leadership conundrum with Ference, Hall

    Yahoo! Sports "The power dynamics within the Edmonton Oilers could be downright fascinating. When’s the last time we’ve seen a team with a core leadership group that hasn’t led them anywhere, a veteran captain who may end up being a healthy scratch and a rookie who might earn the captaincy within three years..." September 09

  • Oilers' Ference sent letter to every GM after Central Scouting snub

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference always believed he would make the NHL, and he has the evidence to prove it. The 15-year veteran revealed Thursday that he sent a letter to every NHL general manager after being snubbed by Central Scouting prior to the 1997 draft." August 14

  • Oilers D Andrew Ference suspended 3 games for hit to head

    CBS Sports "It's been a very busy two weeks for the NHL department of player safety as they handed out their sixth suspension since Oct. 26 on Monday morning. The latest player to earn himself a seat is Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference. The league announced on Monday that Ference has been..." November 03

  • Andrew Ference named 2014 winner of King Clancy Memorial Trophy

    CBS Sports "Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference is the 2014 recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Ference signed with his hometown last summer as a..." June 19

  • Ference adds to long list of Oiler injuries with ripped pectoral

    Edmonton Journal "Any inclination Andrew Ference had about remaining in the Edmonton Oilers lineup was erased by the results of his MRI. He has a small rip in his pectoral muscle and if he were to continue to play, he would risk suffering a more significant tear. Or, as the medical staff explained it to the..." April 03

  • Oilers Andrew Ference following league's concussion recovery program

    Edmonton Sun "Andrew Ference aced the physical portion of his Return to Action test, now he’s just a few brain teasers away from being cleared to play. There are some injuries where the player can’t be counted on to tell you if he’s healthy or not and the one that sidelined Edmonton’s captain for the last..." January 30

  • Oilers captain Ference out vs. Predators with head injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Andrew Ference has been a rock for the Edmonton Oilers this season, but he’ll be out of action tonight against the Nashville Predators and possibly longer. Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said Ference will be out with a head injury and needs to be evaluated. “He’s going to be greatly missed...." January 26

  • Oilers captain Andrew Ference looking forward to playing former Boston Bruins teammates

    Edmonton Sun "Andrew Ference didn’t literally circle the date on his calendar, but the Edmonton Oilers defenceman has been looking forward to this game for a while. Ference is expected to be in the thick of things when the Oilers host the Boston Bruins Thursday at Rexall Place. Ference won a Stanley Cup and..." December 12

  • Oilers captain Andrew Ference says systems are starting to click

    Edmonton Sun "Turns out there’s really no big secret when it comes to transforming a losing team into a winning team — you just have to start playing better. Unfortunately for the Edmonton Oilers, it took them about 20 games to figure that out. And, at 7-15-2, it’s still a bit of a stretch to call them a..." November 23

  • Taylor Hall backs up Andrew Ference as new Edmonton Oilers captain

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall has the makings of an NHL captain. But it’s not going to happen yet. On Sunday Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins announced Andrew Ference as the 14th captain in franchise history succeeding Shawn Horcoff. Hall was considered to be among those in the running for the..." September 30

  • Andrew Ference is the Edmonton Oilers' new Lee Fogolin

    Edmonton Sun "Will Andrew Ference will be the second coming of Lee Fogolin the Oilers captain from 1980-81 to 1982-83 who handed the captaincy over to Wayne Gretzky when he was ready. With Ference 34 a second-pairing defenceman you’d have to expect he’ll be doing the same thing to Taylor Hall Jordan Eberle..." September 30

  • Experience trumps youth as Andrew Ference named Oilers captain

    Edmonton Journal "Defenceman Andrew Ference who wore the A in Boston on their Stanley Cup team as Zdeno Chara’s right-hand man will be the new captain of the Edmonton Oilers. Coach Dallas Eakins took to Twitter early Sunday posting a picture of himself with Ference and the jersey saying the announcement was made..." September 29

  • Thoughtful Mr. Ference strong candidate for Oilers captaincy

    Edmonton Journal "Three days after Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins joined a pre-dawn fitness “flash mob” led by Andrew Ference the veteran defenceman skated through his coach’s baseline endurance test Wednesday with the rest of his teammates as training camp began at Millennium Place. “His was good” the..." September 13

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM signs Andrew Ference to 4 year, $3.25M AAV.

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    Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto

    Chiarelli confirms Ference not returning. Said it was tough talk b/c of Ference's contributions.

  • Andrew Ference knows Cup loss painful

    Boston Herald "Right now, everything with the Bruins is fine and dandy. They have survived a scare from Toronto, made quick work of an inferior Rangers team, and pulled off the upset of the playoffs with their four-game ouster of the Penguins. They are Destiny’s Children. The only problem is, there is a..." June 11

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    Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto

    Andrew Ference on ice for practice. First time with teammates since Game 5 vs. Toronto.

  • Bruins' Ference skating, working his way back "While most of the Boston Bruins players were kept off the ice Monday, two days after their series-clinching win against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, injured defenseman Andrew Ference skated with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides at TD Garden. Ference..." May 27

  • Ference, Seidenberg, Redden miss Bruins' skate "It appears the Boston Bruins will have to go without their three injured defensemen in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Rangers on Thursday. Andrew Ference (lower body), Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) and Wade Redden (undisclosed) all are not taking part in the..." May 16

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    #Bruins lineup confirms Marchand is able to play, Redden, Ference and Seidenberg out.

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Julien confirms Ference is out; was spotted in walking boot at TD Garden

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    No Andrew Ference at Bruins morning skate. Only guy absent #BruinsTalk

  • Ference replacing Hamilton, only change to lineup

    CSN New England "The Bruins held an optional skate at the Air Canada Centre in anticipation of Game 3 with only Tuukka Rask and Nathan Horton missing from the Black and Gold crew that took the ice. Claude Julien wouldn’t confirm that Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg will be paired back together again now that..." May 06

  • Andrew Ference not a fan of watching playoffs

    Boston Herald "Andrew Ference was perched high above the rink anxiously staring at the ice Saturday night. Sitting in the pressbox on Level 9 at the Garden, the defenseman was antsy and couldn’t stop fidgeting. But there he stayed, watching the Bruins fall, 4-2, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of the..." May 06

  • Ference returns to help stabilize B's defense

    CSN New England "Andrew Ference hadn’t been forced to watch his own team’s playoff game since a groin injury had knocked out of the Carolina series four years ago, and it didn’t take too long to remember how much he dislikes the experience. “It sucks. It’s tough watching from the ninth floor. It’s..." May 06

  • Bruins consider several options to replace Ference

    CSN New England "With Andrew Ference officially out of Boston’s lineup for Game 2 on a one game suspension for an illegal check to Mikhail Grabovski’s head, the Bruins now have some difficult choices to make among their defensemen corps. Claude Julien wasn’t ready to break down how they planned to replace..." May 03

  • Bruins' Ference to have discipline hearing for elbow

    TSN "Boston Bruins defenceman Andrew Ference will have a discipline hearing Thursday afternoon with the league for his elbow on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski. Ference elbowed Grabovski deep in Boston's zone in the first period of the Bruins 4-1 win over the Leafs Wednesday..." May 02

  • Bruins' Ference suspended one game for illegal check "Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski during Game One of the teams' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in Boston on Wednesday, May 1, the National Hockey League's Department of..." May 02

  • Ference to have hearing with Department of Player Safety

    Boston Herald "Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will have a disciplinary hearing today with the league's Department of Player Safety for his elbow on the Toronto Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski in the first priod of last night's Game 1. The hearing will be conducted by phone, which means Ference could not be..." May 02

  • Bombings strike too close to ‘home’ for B’s Andrew Ference

    Boston Herald "Andrew Ference was raised in Alberta, Canada. But when he was traded to the Bruins from the Calgary Flames in 2007, Ference immersed himself in Boston life like few professional athletes do when shipped in from out of town. Ference and wife Krista made a conscious effort to live the experience..." April 17

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