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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Yann Sauve

North American Skater - Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:29Midterm Rank:21
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:209
Born:February 18, 1990
Born in:Rigaud, QC, CAN
Drafted: 2008: VAN (2nd Round / 41st Overall)  Vancouver Canucks
  • Played in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects game picking up one assist and a five minute major for fighting with Steven Stamkos.
  • He played Midget AAA for the Chateauguay Patriotes before being selected first overall by the Sea Dogs in the 2006 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft.
  • Participated in the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament and was named an assistant captain for Team Canada.
  • Was one of two 15-year-olds named to the Quebec team that competed at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • His first hockey team was the Rigaud Blackhawks and he honed his skills on an outdoor rink in Rigaud, keeping up to his two older brothers Martin and Hugues.
  • He wears number 45 because he had the same number in Midget AAA and they had a great year.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose Hall of Famer Raymond Bourque, U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong and former NHL great Maurice Richard.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens

NHL Player: Calgary’s Dion Phaneuf and Los Angeles’ Rob Blake

Goal celebration: “Put my hand up in the air and smile”

Video Game: Guitar Hero and NHL 08

Movie: Miracle

Group: Akon

Website: YouTube

Book: Moneyball

Food to cook: Eggs

Sport (other than hockey): Baseball and Lacrosse

Toy growing up: Little cars

Place to visit: Austria

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007SAINT JOHNQMJHL602131575
2007-2008SAINT JOHNQMJHL696152192




For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory