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Brett Sonne
Brett Sonne
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
184 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
St. Louis Blues
Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Born May 16 1989 (1989-05-16) (age 27),
Chilliwack, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 85th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2009 – present

Brett Sonne (born May 16, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect in the St. Louis Blues organization, having been selected selected by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He is the 2009 recipient of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL player of the year. Sonne was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Playing careerEdit

Sonne began his major junior career with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in 2004–05, playing in six games as a 15-year old. After a 21-point rookie campaign in 2005–06, he scored 21 goals the next season and was subsequently drafted 85th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. A strong start in the 2007–08 season was derailed when he suffered a broken ankle in November 2007 that caused him to miss the majority of the regular season.[1] He emerged as a top player in the WHL, finishing third in league scoring in 2008–09 with 100 points 62 games. He was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team, along with teammates Paul Postma and Brandon Kozun, and won the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL player of the year, beating out Western Conference nominee and Bob Clarke Trophy-winner Casey Pierro-Zabotel of the Vancouver Giants.

Sonne's dedication to improving his overall game as well as his leadership abilities earned him a spot with the Canadian junior team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[1] He recorded one goal and two assists in six games, as Canada won its fifth consecutive gold medal at the tournament.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 6 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 64 12 9 21 38 13 1 2 3 8
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 21 9 30 65 18 5 1 6 22
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 29 8 12 20 12 16 3 1 4 14
2008–09 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 48 52 100 58 14 7 9 16 18
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 77 11 13 24 33
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 62 5 4 9 45 4 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 139 16 17 33 78 4 0 0 0 2
International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC 6 1 2 3 0
International totals 6 1 2 3 0

AwardsEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Gold 2009 Canada Ice hockey

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Down, John. "Sonne tops breakout season with NHL deal", Calgary Herald, 2009-03-14. 
  2. Calgary Hitmen forward Brett Sonne named WHL's top player. National Hockey League (2009-04-29). Retrieved on 2009-04-29.

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