Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Western Conference Hottie: Andrew Ladd (Chicago Blackhawks)

IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: Ladd began his junior hockey career in the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Coquitlam Express. He then progressed to the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Calgary Hitmen after being traded from the Vancouver Giants for Jamison Orr. He recorded 75 points in his rookie season, tops among first-year players and 15th in league scoring. His +39 plus/minus led the league, earning him the WHL Plus-Minus Award. In the off-season, Ladd was drafted in the first round, 4th overall by the CAR Hurricanes in the 04 Draft. Ladd turned pro after two seasons with the Hitmen in 05–06 with the Lowell Lock Monsters, the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate. He was called up to the Hurricanes in November, making his NHL debut, but soon suffered a knee injury in December which sidelined him through to February. Ladd was assigned back to the Lowell Lock Monsters until March when he was recalled to join the Hurricanes for their playoff run. He contributed 5 points in 17 post-season games helping the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup. The following season, 06–07, Ladd solidified a roster spot with the Hurricanes, but suffered from injury a second straight season, undergoing an emergency appendectomy on December 14, 2006. He finished the campaign with 21 points in 65 games. In the midst of his third NHL season, Ladd was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline on February 26, 2008, in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu. By joining the Blackhawks, Ladd was reunited with three former minor hockey teammates, Troy Brouwer, Brent Seabrook and Colin Fraser, who all played together with the Pacific Vipers

In a game against the Detroit Red Wings on March 7, 2010, Ladd scored his first NHL hat trick.

This in it's self earns him my "favors."

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: Well... pictures are worth a thousand words, and if the pictures move, how much are they worth? I'll let you ladies do the counting. Thankfully, the Blackhawks organization seems to be very "visually" oriented... How lucky for us ladies.

Seriously, Height - 6'2, Size - 200lbs. Eyes, Hair. Is there anything about him that's NOT attractive??

I was laughing at this -

Which also provides a dose of Towes and Kane, if your into that sort of thing (Hush Stephanie...and last but not least, Hockey Players in a science Museam. Mmmmmm... I've died and gone to heaven.


Life_As_A_Redhead said...

In my late-night journalism, I forgot to put this in. It goes under the REALLY important section.

India said...

bahahaha that was hilarious - when I saw the words 'blackhawks mini olympics' - I immediately thought of Patrick Kane.
Ladd ate his popsicle in such a manly way compared to Tazer and Kane.

Zigh said...


Seriously, whenever your WCH includes the Blackhawks, I get so excited!

And I seriously love Laddy boy... seriously.

This made my night.

EHisCDN said...

I love the Hawks. Ladd is one of my favourites.

BHTV is so addicting. I wish the Pens had something like it.

aBurghGirl said...

I thought I commented, but I guess not.

Can I just say that I'm REALLY hoping for a Pens/Hawks matchup in June???