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08/29/2006 10:30 AM -

Andy joined the Junior Bruins in the 2004-2005 season.

He was born and raised in Arlington, MA and began his hockey career playing youth hockey in Arlington. He enjoyed youth hockey success as a member of the Junior Braves, scoring the teams’ lone goal between periods of a Bruins game. That was also the first of five teams he and coach fellow Bruins coach Chris Masters would play on together. He later went on to star for Arlington High School where he was named to the Boston Herald Dream Team as a junior and senior. He also collected two league All Star trophies, a league championship and two trips to the Super Eight. He led his team to an undefeated regular season his senior year. Andy's senior campaign was one for the ages. He collected League MVP, Globe All Scholastic, the aforementioned Dream Team nomination and was the and Public School Player of the Year.

After graduating from AHS, Andy played a single season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints (again a teammate of Chris Masters) in the USHL. During that year he was chosen to represent the United States as part of a junior all star team.

Following his year in Dubuque Andy received a full scholarship to Boston College where he was a four year letterman and was a roommate of Masters. While at BC he was part of 2 Hockey East Championship teams and the Eagles made two trips to the Frozen Four and was a National Finalist in '98. After his senior year he was named to the US College all star team and signed his first professional contract with the Long Beach Ice Dogs in the International Hockey League.

After graduating BC with a degree in Communications in the spring of '99 Andy played 5 years of professional hockey. He led the Columbus (GA) Cottonmouths to the Levin's Cup final in 2000 and was named CHL Sportsman of the Year in 2001 for his work in the community. After two seasons in Columbus Andy played three seasons in Charleston (SC) for the South Carolina Stingrays and was named Unsung hero in 2003. While in South Carolina Andy hosted a weekly television show that was the highest rated show in Charleston.

Upon his retirement Andy and his wife Stephanie moved back to the Bay State and they welcomed son Jackson (pictured below) into the world in April, 2005 and they currently reside in Woburn, MA.  Andy's father John was a captain at Boston College and a long time coach at Arlington High School and BB&N. Andy has a brother and three sisters.

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