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#23 Andreas Athanasiou, C

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Position: C
Date of Birth: 08/06/1994
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: London, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 3rd choice, 110th overall, in 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2013-14 Barrie (OHL)




 

 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Andreas Athanasiou - Prospects Camp 2014 - GriffVision - July 9, 2014
Speedy Ascent - griffinshockey.com - May 6, 2014

Biography

Second season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout, 5/17/13...Released, 5/31/13...Reassigned from Barrie (OHL) by Detroit, 4/15/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/14.

2013-14: Tied for fifth overall in OHL scoring with 95 points (49-46—95) in 66 games for Barrie…Ranked among OHL leaders with 49 goals (2nd), four shorthanded goals (T5th) and eight game-winning goals (T4th)…Paced the Colts in scoring and ranked first on the team in goals (49), second in assists (46) and second in plus/minus (plus-24)…Scored four goals and an assist, 12/19/13 vs. SAR…Posted his second four-goal game of the season, 1/18/14 vs. NIAG…Set a career-best seven-point game, notching five goals, two assists and a plus-four rating, 2/13/14 at NIAG…Scored a hat trick, 3/1/14 vs. OTT…Appeared in 11 playoff games with Barrie and collected 12 points (3-9—12)…Chipped in an assist during his professional debut with Grand Rapids, 4/18/14 vs. LE…Contributed a goal and assist in his second AHL game, 4/19/14 at LE…Notched one point (0-1—1) in six playoff appearances with the Griffins. 2012-13: Traded from the Knights to the Barrie Colts on 8/24/12 for a second-round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection, a third-round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection and a conditional second-round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection…Exceeded his previous two-season point total (33-26—59) by producing 67 points (29-38—67) in 66 regular season games with Barrie…Ranked among team leaders with 29 goals (3rd), 38 assists (4th), 67 points (4th), a plus-13 rating (7th) and averaged 1.02 points per-game…Notched his second career hat trick and picked up an assist, 10/11/12 vs. SAG…Helped lead the Colts to the OHL Championship, where the team dropped the series, 4-3, to London…Ranked third overall on Barrie in playoff scoring with 25 points (12-13—25) and a plus-six rating in 22 playoff appearances. 2011-12: Ranked eighth on the Knights in scoring with 37 points (22-15—37) in 63 regular season games…Ranked among team leaders with 22 goals (T5th) and a plus-22 rating (10th)…Collected five points (1-4—5) in 11 playoff games and a plus-seven rating en route to capturing the J. Ross Robertson Cup with London…Put up four goals in a single game, including a shorthanded tally and empty-net, power-play goal, 12/3/11 at OS…Posted a three-point performance with a goal and two assists, 1/6/12 at SBY…Enjoyed seven multi-point performances during the regular season…Helped London advance to the Memorial Cup Final and lost to the Shawinigan Cataractes, 2-1, in overtime. 2010-11: Tied for ninth in scoring on the OHL’s London Knights after accumulating 22 points (11-11—22) in 57 regular season games…Appeared in six playoff contests and went scoreless with a minus-one rating…Started his OHL career by scoring a goal in his debut, 10/2/10 at ER…Ran a three-game point streak from 10/30/10-11/5/10, tallying three goals and an assist, 10/30/10 vs. SAG…Put away two goals to earn his second multipoint performance of the season, 11/12/10 vs. BAR…Named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team…Earned an U17 WHC Gold Medal with Canada Ontario, tallying two goals and three assists in five games…Named to the U17 WHC All-Star Team.
 
Personal: Lives in Woodbridge, Ontario…Has three siblings…Best friend in hockey is Dillon Duprey…Greatest hockey memory is signing with the Detroit Red Wings…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a forward…Hockey nicknames are AA, Double A and Ace…Hockey idol as a youth was Pavel Bure…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his family because they have supported him every step of the way…Plans on becoming a pilot after his playing career…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is the passing of his friend Chase McEachern…Favorite charitable causes are breast cancer awareness and the Chase McEachern Foundation...Most exciting place he’s visited is the Red Rock Mountains in Las Vegas…Most interesting fact about him is that he was in skates at eight months old…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be an astronaut…Played basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, track and field and cross country growing up…Favorite food is his mom’s lasagna…Favorite music artist is Eminem…Favorite movie is Grind…Favorite TV show is Phineas and Ferb…Favorite website is YouTube.com…Favorite vacation spot is Greece…Favorite college sports team is the Michigan Wolverines…Enjoys watching baseball and tennis…Enjoys hiking, movies and running.
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 2, 2013-14 Assist Streak: 2, 4/18/14-4/19/14
Goals: 1, 2013-14 Point Streak: 2, 4/18/14-4/19/14
Assists: 2, 2013-14 Goals, Game: 1, 4/19/14 GR at LE
Points: 3, 2013-14 Assists, Game: 1, twice (MR: 4/19/14 GR at LE)
PIM: n/a Points, Game: 2, 4/19/14 GR at LE
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: n/a
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/18/14 GR vs. LE NHL Game: n/a                                                               
AHL Point: 4/18/14 GR vs. LE (assist) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 4/19/14 GR at LE (Calvin Pickard) NHL Goal: n/a
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2009-10 Toronto Titans GTHL 56 24 34 58 32 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 London OHL 57 11 11 22 21 6 0 0 0 0
2011-12 London OHL 63 22 15 37 22 11 1 4 5 0
2012-13 Barrie OHL 66 29 38 67 30 22 12 13 25 11
2013-14 Barrie OHL 66 49 46 95 52 11 3 9 12 2
  Grand Rapids AHL 2 1 2 3 0 6 0 1 1 6
  GRIFFINS/AHL/PRO TOTALS 2 1 2 3 0 6 0 1 1 6







 

 

 
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