Philippe Sauvé

Philippe Sauvé (born February 27, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played with the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Sauvé played in the National Hockey League for the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and the Boston Bruins.

Philippe Sauvé
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Born (1980-02-27) February 27, 1980 (age 41)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Hamburg Freezers
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1998
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2000–2008

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Sauvé played in the 1993 and 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from the Mille-Îles neighbourhood of Laval, Quebec.[1]

Sauvé was drafted in round 2, 38th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, where he would serve as the backup goaltender and play in 17 games for the Avalanche before being traded on August 8, 2005, to the Calgary Flames for a conditional 7th-round draft pick.[2] In the 2005–06 season, after a 7–4 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche, he had a fight with former teammate David Aebischer on January 24, 2006.[3]

On February 1, 2006, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes with Steven Reinprecht for Brian Boucher and Mike Leclerc.[4] After playing only 5 games with the Coyotes, Sauvé was then traded to the Boston Bruins for Tyler Redenbach on November 14, 2006.[5]

Sauvé played just 2 games with the Boston Bruins before being demoted to the American Hockey League (AHL). The following year for the 2007–08 season, he signed a contract with the Iowa Stars of the AHL before leaving for the DEL's Hamburg Freezers on January 21, 2008.[6]

He portrayed Boston Bruins goaltender Sugar Jim Henry in the 2005 Quebec film The Rocket (Maurice Richard) based on the life on Maurice Richard. The famous handshake photo of Richard and Henry was recreated in the film with Sauvé as Henry and Roy Dupuis as Richard.

FamilyEdit

He is the son of former NHL goaltender Bob Sauvé. He is also the nephew of Jean-François Sauvé and the cousin of Jean-Francois' son, Maxime Sauvé.

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996–97 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 26 11 9 2 1332 84 0 3.78 .891 1 0 0 14 3 0 12.90
1997–98 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 40 23 16 0 2326 131 1 3.38 .899 7 0 5 262 33 0 7.55
1998–99 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 44 16 19 4 2401 155 0 3.87 .892 11 6 4 595 30 1 3.03 .926
1999–00 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 28 12 12 2 1526 106 0 4.17 .864
1999–00 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 17 9 7 1 992 57 0 3.45 .903 12 6 6 735 47 0 3.84 .890
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 42 17 18 1 2182 100 3 2.75 .914 3 0 3 218 10 0 2.75 .900
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 55 25 20 6 3130 111 6 2.13 .928 8 3 5 486 21 0 2.59 .915
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 60 26 20 12 3394 134 5 2.37 .917 5 2 3 295 14 0 2.84 .914
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 17 7 7 3 986 50 0 3.04 .896
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 10 3 7 0 578 25 2 2.59 .910
2004–05 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 21 13 4 4 1298 56 2 2.59 .923 4 1 3 227 16 0 4.23 .904
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 8 3 3 0 402 22 0 3.28 .891
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 4 0 187 17 0 5.45 .867
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 10 4 5 0 536 34 0 3.80 .883
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 23 10 11 1 1292 61 1 2.83 .890
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 41 4 0 5.85 .826
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 6 2 3 0 325 13 1 2.40 .916
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 12 5 5 0 550 39 0 4.25 .855
2007–08 Hamburg Freezers DEL 13 9 4 0 783 38 0 2.91 .905 7 3 4 382 30 0 4.71 .819
NHL totals 32 10 14 3 0 1616 93 0 3.45 .888

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000 United States WJC 2 0 1 1 120 5 0 2.51 .924
Junior totals 2 0 1 1 120 5 0 2.51 .924

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
Humanitarian player of the year 1999
CHL Humanitarian player of the year 1999
NHL
YoungStars Game MVP 2004

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ "Around the NHL wrap-up". ESPN. 2005-08-26. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  3. ^ "Report: Flames escape discipline for goalies fight". ESPN. 2006-01-26. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  4. ^ "Calgary trades Reinprecht, Sauve". NBC Sports. 2006-02-01. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  5. ^ "Boston acquires Sauve". Noticias.info. 2006-11-14. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  6. ^ "Hamburg Freezers sign Philippe Sauve" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-01-28.[permanent dead link]

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