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Michael Sauer
Michaelsauer
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born August 7 1987 (1987-08-07) (age 29),
St. Cloud, MN, USA
NHL Draft 40th overall, 2005
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2007 – present

Michael "Mike" Curtis Sauer (born August 7, 1987) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the New York Rangers of the NHL. He is the younger brother of Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Kurt Sauer, and of former Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings (NFL) linebacker Craig Sauer.[1][2][3]

He was drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft; the Rangers acquired this draft pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Brian Leetch trade a year prior.

Sauer signed his first professional contract with the Rangers on August 8, 2006. He played for the Rangers' minor league affiliate in Hartford of the AHL for most of the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons, and was promoted to the Rangers on March 23, 2009.[4][5][6][7] He made his NHL debut with the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2009 against the Minnesota Wild.[8]

After spending all of 2009 with Hartford, Sauer began the 2010 season in the NHL with the Rangers, and was in the Rangers' opening night lineup.[9] He scored his first NHL goal on December 9, 2010 against Brian Elliott of the Ottawa Senators.[10][11] On July 8th 2011, Sauer a restricted free agent re-signed with the rangers on a 2 year $2.5 million deal.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2004–05 Portland Winterhawks WHL 32 2 11 13 10 +6
2005–06 Portland Winterhawks WHL 59 8 23 31 68 -1 12 4 2 6 8 -1
2006–07 Portland Winterhawks WHL 33 4 8 12 46 -8
2006–07 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 32 1 10 11 29 +9 23 1 5 6 34 +11
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 71 4 7 11 80 -2 2 0 0 0 0 +1
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 64 6 17 23 35 +29 6 0 0 0 10 0
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 42 3 9 12 45 +2
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 76 3 12 15 75 +20 5 0 1 1 0 -1
NHL totals 79 3 12 15 75 +19 5 0 1 1 0 -1

ReferencesEdit

  1. SAUER FEELING RIGHT AT HOME. National Hockey League (November 3, 2008). Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  2. Youngest Sauer skates past siblings. The Portland Tribune (December 10, 2004). Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  3. Rangers Team Report March 25, 2009. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on 2009-03-25.
  4. Breaking News: Mike Sauer summoned (Update). Newsday. Archived from the original on 2009-03-27. Retrieved on 2009-03-23.
  5. Michael Sauer. ESPN. Retrieved on 2009-03-23.
  6. Hartford Wolfpack Hockey Team. American Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-03-23.
  7. Rangers recall Sauer from Hartford. New York Rangers. Retrieved on 2009-03-23.
  8. Zherdev has goal, assist in Rangers’ 2-1 win. Associated Press. Retrieved on 2009-03-25.
  9. NY Rangers 6, Buffalo 3. Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2010-10-10.
  10. Sauer’s 1st NHL goal leads Rangers over Senators. Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2010-12-10.
  11. Cerny, J.. Sauer scores his first goal in style. New York Rangers. Retrieved on 2010-12-13.

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