Lord to Reign with Devils

Lord to Reign with Devils

The Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) announced the addition of former Rensselaer standout Andrew Lord for the 2013-14 season.

The native of West Vancouver, British Columbia, joins Cardiff after spending the 2012-13 campaign, his first in Europe, with SC Riessersee (Germany). In 42 regular-season games, Lord compiled 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists.

Cardiff Devils’ Neil Francis commented, “We have been speaking to Andrew for three years as we had identified him as a player with the right characteristics to be a true 'Cardiff Devils' type player. He is a player that prides himself on hard work and being a total team player. He plays a very physical type of game, finishing his hits and goes into the dirty areas. Over the years he has fought some of the toughest guys in minor pro in North America so, whilst we are continuing to build our physicality for next season Andrew is an instrumental part of that equation. He certainly isn't adverse to doing what it takes for the team and apart from his physical attributes, Andrew also has a high level of skill and will be a big contributor to our offense and on special teams. Andrew also has great leadership skills and was previously a captain for Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL.”

Lord, who missed the 2011-12 campaign due to injury, is keen to make an impact in South Wales and is confident he has made the right move.

“After weighing up my options I decided I wanted to come to Cardiff as the Devils as an organization is what I am all about,” said Lord.  “I have heard nothing but good things about the City, the Fans, our Coaches and a great group of guys.”

Prior to his time overseas, Lord spent four seasons competing with Rochester, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League (AHL), and Wheeling of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He appeared in 39 AHL contests, amassing seven points, and 165 games in the ECHL, scoring 42 goals and assisting on 62 goals.

In four seasons with the Engineers, Lord appeared in 134 games, netting 19 goals and adding 26 assists. His most productive offensive campaign in Troy came during his senior season as he tallied 16 points, including six goals, in 37 games.