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Michael Joseph Mottau (born March 19, 1978) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Mottau was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in Avon, Massachusetts. He currently works as a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mike Mottau
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Born (1978-03-19) March 19, 1978 (age 40)
Avon, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
Florida Panthers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 182nd overall, 1997
New York Rangers
Playing career 2000–2014

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Playing careerEdit

Mottau played four years of college hockey at Boston College, and was the recipient of the Hobey Baker Award for top men's collegiate hockey player during his senior season. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Rangers during the 2000–01 season. He played nineteen games with the Rangers over two seasons, and four with the Calgary Flames during the 2002–03 season. Mottau played four seasons in the American Hockey League before returning to the NHL in the 2007–08 season with the New Jersey Devils. On September 28, 2010, Mottau signed a two-year deal with the New York Islanders.[1]

On February 27, 2012, Mottau was traded with Brian Rolston to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin.[2]

With the 2012–13 NHL lockout negating his chance of a NHL contract, Mottau was signed to a professional try-out deal with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL on December 7, 2012.[3] Mottau produced 7 assists in 16 games before he was released at the conclusion of the lockout to sign a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 13, 2013.[4]

On July 5, 2013 the Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced that the club has agreed to terms with D Mike Mottau on a one-year, two way contract.[5]

On August 19, 2014, Mottau announced his retirement.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Boston College HE 38 5 18 23 77
1997–98 Boston College HE 40 13 36 49 50
1998–99 Boston College HE 43 3 39 42 44
1999–00 Boston College HE 42 6 37 43 57
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 61 10 33 43 45 5 0 1 1 19
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 3 3 13
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 9 42 51 56 10 0 5 5 4
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 29 1 18 19 24
2002–03 Saint John Flames AHL 32 5 12 17 14
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 69 9 22 31 79 9 1 2 3 8
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 73 4 31 35 23
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 76 8 48 56 81 4 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 43 1 26 27 33
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 4 13 17 48 5 1 0 1 0
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 1 14 15 35 7 1 1 2 0
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 79 2 16 18 41 5 0 1 1 0
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 20 0 3 3 8
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 29 0 2 2 15
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 16 0 7 7 6
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 18 0 7 7 8 7 0 1 1 4
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 29 1 9 10 26
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 8 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 321 7 51 58 164 19 2 2 4 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1998 United States WJC 5th 7 2 2 4 4
1999 United States WC 6th 3 2 1 3 0
2000 United States WC 5th 7 0 1 1 0
2003 United States WC 13th 6 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 2 2 4 4
Senior totals 16 2 3 5 0

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islanders agree to terms with Mike Mottau". New York Islanders. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Bruins get Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau from Islanders". Boston Globe. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Rampage sign Sim, Mottau to PTO's". San Antonio Rampage. 2012-12-07. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Dave Nonis adds Mike Mottau to Leaf blueline". The Star. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Panthers Ink D Mike Mottau". Florida Panthers. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ Haggerty, Joe (August 19, 2014). "Former B's D-man Mottau announces his retirement". CSNNE.com. Comcast Sports. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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