Name: Andrew Archer
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Acquried: 2001 NHL Draft, 7th round (203rd)
Size, strength, long reach, are his main assets, and they help him to play a solid safte stay at home game. Plays a solid game in his own end, is physical at times, and can clear the crease. Leadership and good work ethic has gotten Archer where he is today.
Lack of an offensive game needs improvement. Could learn to use his size more.
HW Updates, by Dan Linn
2003-2004 Season Review – Archer sustained an injury over the summer, and reinjured it at camp, thus forcing him to miss the rest of camp and several weeks of the season. The injury caused Archer to miss several games, while also putting him out of game shape, thus making it hard for him to get quality ice time this year. At the end of the season, Archer was sent down to Columbus for a week, to get him some playing time. Hopefully next year will be a healthy one for Archer, as he will look to have a bigger role on the team for the soon to be 21 year old.
Canadiens Mid-season Top 20 – 18. Andrew Archer- D. (14th) Archer is in the same boat as Milroy, as he has dropped as well, but not for lack of talent or effort either, but he has had some difficulty adjusting to the AHL in his rookie season. After missing training camp and several games at the start of the season, Archer is finding it tough to earn a spot in the lineup, but expect the tall defensemen to have a much more increased role with the team next year.
After missing camp and the start of the season, the rookie Archer has had some difficulty finding good ice time, as he adapts to the higher level of talent.