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.
March 19, 1978|
Avon, Massachusetts, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)|
New York Rangers|
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
182nd overall, 1997|
New York Rangers
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.
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. 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.
On August 19, 2014, Mottau announced his retirement.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||69||9||22||31||79||9||1||2||3||8|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||16||0||7||7||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||29||1||9||10||26||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1996–97|
|All-Hockey East First Team||1997–98, 1999–00|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||1997–98|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1998, 2000|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1998, 2000|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||1998–99|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1999, 2000|
|Walter Brown Award||1999|
|HE Best Defensive Defenseman||2000|
|HE Player of the Year||2000|
|Hobey Baker Award||2000|
- "Islanders agree to terms with Mike Mottau". New York Islanders. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
- "Bruins get Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau from Islanders". Boston Globe. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "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.
- "Dave Nonis adds Mike Mottau to Leaf blueline". The Star. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "Panthers Ink D Mike Mottau". Florida Panthers. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
- 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.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Player of the Year
| Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
| Winner of the Hobey Baker Award