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Adrian Mark Aucoin (born July 3, 1973) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He most recently played for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Aucoin was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but grew up in Gloucester, Ontario

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Adrian Aucoin


“He helped changed my attitude. He was so intense and so hard on himself. Early on in my career, that wasn't one of my qualities. I think that's why we were such a good mix.”

Adrian Aucoin


“We're real fragile now. We're working hard. We've just got to get our confidence up.”

Adrian Aucoin


“It's definitely a problem. I have a lot of confidence in our penalty kill but the odds are against us if we re going to take 10. It's known in the locker room but it's going to be addressed again.”

Adrian Aucoin


“Just knowing you have Khabibulan, that confidence in the great goaltending, you seem to just play better.”

Adrian Aucoin


“If there is any doubt, normally you go upstairs. He's not giving us any leeway. That's accountability on his part. You gotta be a man about it. Clearly, everybody thought it crossed the line.”

Adrian Aucoin


“It was just one thing after another, not only for me but for the team. It has been a rough year on the organization as a whole.”

Adrian Aucoin


“We're not a risky team and we were just a little too risky tonight. They seem to just score with their chances. Defensively we weren't where we wanted to be.”

Adrian Aucoin


“[Heyer] said he lost sight of the puck, so he blew it. That was very frustrating, because we'd finally gotten some offense going.”

Adrian Aucoin


“There are a few aspects of the game where we've really got to grow up and it showed tonight, like the sticking penalties. We have to understand we're not going to win unless we all play together, unless we all take shorter shifts, unless we put the puck on the net and unless we play as a five-man unit.”

Adrian Aucoin


“I had no problems with the old rules, but I think taking the red line away will hopefully add to scoring and make the game faster, ... As a defenseman, I look at scoring negatively, but it works both ways. I wonder about the expectations though. I played in Sweden, without a red line, and I don't think the game was faster. On the other hand, I wasn't playing with the best players in the world, as in the NHL. We'll adjust to the new icing rules and in a few years we won't remember what it was like before. There's always calls for new rules, but I just hope the game doesn't change too drastically.”

Adrian Aucoin


“I was in the same boat as everyone else. Just waiting and hoping that it was going to get done sooner than later,”

Adrian Aucoin


“They made it pretty clear where their priorities were.”

Adrian Aucoin


“We obviously didn't hit it off all that well,”

Adrian Aucoin


“Two great players and two great teammates,”

Adrian Aucoin