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Mike Mottau

Mike Mottau  #22

Defenseman
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: March 19, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Quincy, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: NYR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (182nd overall)

2013-2014: Recalled Mar. 11...Has played in 15 games for San Antonio (AHL) recording three points (1-2-3) and 12 PIMs...Made Panthers debut Nov. 12 vs ANA...Played in his 500th AHL game on Oct. 12.

Boston Independent School League MVP (1996)Hockey East First All-Star Team (1998, 2000) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1998) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1998, 2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East First All-American Team (1999, 2000) Hockey East Player of the Year (2000) (co-winner - Ty Conklin) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2000) AHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers for Calgary's 6th round choice (Ivan Dornic) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations, January 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 25, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), September 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 28, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to recurring hip injury. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders with Brian Rolston for Marc Cantin and Yannick Riendeau, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to head injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), December 8, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 13, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to leg injury vs. Ottawa, December 3, 2013 and as a healthy reserve.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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