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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)
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.
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6