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Canucks sign defenceman Alexander Sulzer

Thursday, 07.07.2011 / 1:27 PM / News
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Canucks sign defenceman Alexander Sulzer

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Alexander Sulzer.

Sulzer, 27, split the 2010.11 season between the Nashville Predators, recording four points (1-3-4) in 31 games, and the Florida Panthers, collecting one point (0-1-1) in nine games.

The Kaufbeuren, Germany, native has appeared in 62 career NHL games, recording seven points (1-6-7) and 18 penalty minutes over the span of two seasons with the Predators and Panthers.

The 6’1”, 198 lbs defenceman was originally selected 92nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 ESV Kaufbeuren-German-3 38 3 6 9 20
2000-2001 ESV Kaufbeuren Jr.-Ger-Jr. 1 0 2 2 2
2001-2002 ESV Kaufbeuren-German-3 19 1 9 10 14
2001-2002 ESV Kaufbeuren Jr.-Ger-Jr. 1 0 0 0 4
2002-2003 ESV Kaufbeuren-German-2 26 5 3 8 38
2002-2003 Hamburg Freezers-Germany 18 0 1 1 18
2003-2004 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 46 4 1 5 56
2004-2005 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 42 5 6 11 68
2004-2005 EV Duisburg-German-2
2004-2005 Germany-WC-A 3 0 0 0 4
2005-2006 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 48 3 15 18 82
2005-2006 Germany-Olympics 5 0 1 1 2
2005-2006 Germany-WC-B 5 0 3 3 2
2006-2007 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 44 4 11 15 82
2006-2007 Germany-WC-A 6 0 0 0 4
2007-2008 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 61 7 25 32 1 47 5 1
2008-2009 Predators 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008-2009 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 48 8 26 34 8 36 4 0 2
2009-2010 Predators 20 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 15 0.0
2009-2010 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 36 7 23 30 13 8 5 0 1
2009-2010 Germany-Olympics 4 0 0 0 4
2009-2010 Germany-WC-A 9 0 2 2 4
2010-2011 Predators 31 1 3 4 -5 14 0 0 0 30 3.3
2010-2011 Panthers 9 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
NHL Totals 62 1 6 7 -4 18 0 0 0 52 1.9
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2002-2003 ESV Kaufbeuren-German-2 1 0 1 1 0 4 0 0.0
2002-2003 Hamburg Freezers-Germany 5 0 0 0 12
2003-2004 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 4 0 0 0 8
2004-2005 EV Duisburg-German-2 7 0 3 3 0 6 0 0.0
2005-2006 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 13 3 6 9 22
2005-2006 Germany-WC-B 0 0 0.0
2006-2007 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf-Germany 9 2 1 3 0 20
2007-2008 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL
2009-2010 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 7 1 5 6 2 2 1 0 0