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Nathan Gerbe
Nathan Gerbe AHL Allstar
Gerbe during an AHL All-Star game
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
178 lb (81 kg)
NHL Team Buffalo Sabres
Born July 24 1987 (1987-07-24) (age 29),
Oxford, MI, USA
NHL Draft 142nd overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 2008 – present

Nathan David Gerbe (born July 24, 1987) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). At 5'5" in height, Gerbe is the shortest player in the NHL.

Playing careerEdit

Gerbe played for the Boston College Eagles of the Hockey East conference in the NCAA (wearing the number 9), and was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with the 142nd pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2008 Frozen Four he scored 5 goals in the final two games, leading his team to the championship, and was named the tournament's most outstanding player.[1] He was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in the same 2007–08 season.[2]

Despite his diminutive size at roughly 5 foot 5 inches, he makes up for it off the ice with his strong build. On the ice he is known for his skating ability and scoring touch as evident with 68 points in 43 games in his last year with Boston College. During his tenure with the Buffalo Sabres, the local fans have begun to call him the "Tasmanian Devil" of the Buffalo Sabres, a reference to his smaller size, but rough style of play. He has also been called, "The Gerbil," by local fans in reference to a petting confrontation with Daniel Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2011 NHL playoffs.

In an interview, Gerbe revealed that he models his game based after Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Danny Brière of the Philadelphia Flyers (formerly of the Buffalo Sabres); who are also known for their small size and on-ice ability.

On May 6, 2008, Gerbe signed his first professional contract, a three–year, $2.55–million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He scored his first NHL preseason goal in a loss to the Montreal Canadiens on September 22. On December 6, 2008, he was recalled by the Sabres, and played in his first NHL regular season game, a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. On December 13, Gerbe recorded his first NHL point against the New Jersey Devils by assisting a Drew Stafford goal.[4] Gerbe was awarded the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award for rookie of the year in the 2008–09 season of the AHL.

He scored his first career goal on December 9, 2009 against the Washington Capitals.[5] On April 26, 2010, he scored his first playoff goal against the Boston Bruins.[6]

On January 21, 2011, he scored two goals in five seconds against the New York Islanders, setting a franchise record for the fastest two goals by one player.[7]

On June 29, 2011, Gerbe re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres with a 3 year deal worth 1.42 million dollars per season

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 River City Lancers USHL 25 3 3 6 49 7 1 1 2 2
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 6 2 0 2 8
2003–04 U.S. National Development Team USDP 58 25 19 44 153
2004–05 U.S. National Development Team USDP 50 22 25 47 91
2005–06 Boston College HE 39 11 7 18 75
2006–07 Boston College HE 41 25 22 47 76
2007–08 Boston College HE 43 35 33 68 65
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 57 30 26 56 63 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 0 1 1 4
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 44 11 27 38 46 4 1 1 2 4
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 2 3 5 4 2 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 16 15 31 34 7 2 0 2 18
NHL totals 84 18 19 37 42 9 3 1 4 18
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States of America
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2007 Mora
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2005 České Budějovice
Silver 2004 Minsk

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 United States WHC17 5 5 5 10 4
2004 United States WJC18 6 0 2 2 20
2005 United States WJC18 6 4 4 8 14
2006 United States WJC 7 0 0 0 6
2007 United States WJC 7 0 6 6 2
Junior int'l totals 31 9 17 26 46

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chambers, Mike. "Boston College wins title", The Denver Post, April 13, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-06. 
  2. Marrapese-Burrell, Nancy; Barbara Matson. "Porter, not Gerbe, wins Hobey Baker", The Boston Globe, April 12, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-06. 
  3. "Sabres sign Boston College forward Nathan Gerbe to 3-year deal", The Canadian Press, May 6, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-06. 
  4. NHL.com - Game Boxscore - Buffalo @ Devils - 12/13/08 http://www.nhl.com/ice/boxscore.htm?id=2008020434
  5. NHL.com - Game Boxscore - Capitals @ Buffalo- 12/9/09 http://www.nhl.com/ice/boxscore.htm?id=2009020442
  6. ESPN.com - NHL Scores - Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=300426001
  7. Wawrow, John (January 21, 2011). Grabner scores 2 goals, Isles beat Sabres 5-2. Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on January 21, 2011.

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