February 29, 1988 |
Trenton, NJ, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New York Rangers
Atlant Moscow Oblast
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Robert "Bobby" Sanguinetti (born February 29, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL) whilst under contract to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Sanguinetti grew up in Lumberton, New Jersey and was a member of the New Jersey Rockets. Sanguinetti's peewee team, the New Jersey Rockets, won the 2001 Tier 1 USA National Championship. In the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Sanguinetti was selected by the New York Rangers with the 21st pick in the first round. Sanguinetti, who grew up a Ranger fan, has said he tries to model his game after a former Ranger great Brian Leetch, and even wears 22 to pay respect to Brian Leetch (who wore number 2).
Sanguinetti had a breakthrough year during the 2006–07 season, finishing second among all OHL defencemen in goals scored (23) and tenth among Ontario League blueliners with 53 points. The Owen Sound Attack were eliminated in four games in the playoffs, but Sanguinetti played well, with three goals and three assists in the four games. With his team eliminated from the playoffs, Sanguinetti was called up to the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate team the Hartford Wolf Pack. In seven regular season games for the team, he put up five assists and had one point in the playoffs. Sanguinetti was signed to his first professional contract in April 2007 by the Rangers.
Sanguinetti was promoted to the Rangers for their game on January 10, 2009, but he did not play and was returned to Hartford the following day. In 2009, Sanguinetti was selected to the AHL's all-star classic playing for PlanetUSA, along with Russian teammate Artem Anisimov. Sanguinetti ended up with having the hardest shot for PlanetUSA in the hardest shot competition.
In the 2009-2010 season, Sanguinetti was again selected to the AHL all-star game, and won the fastest skater competition, setting a new AHL record. During the season, he was called up to the Rangers twice, from November 26 to December 1 and from December 16 to December 19. He made his NHL debut on December 27 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing 16.14 minutes on 22 shifts. He played a total of 5 games for the Rangers, with no points and four penalty minutes. He took five shots and had a nil plus/minus rating.
During the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Sanguinetti scored his first NHL goal on February 24, 2013 on the road against the New York Islanders. He played in a career-high 37 games with the Hurricanes recording 6 points.
Sanguinetti and the Carolina Hurricanes were not able to agree to contract terms for the 2013–14 season as he signed as a free agent in the Russian KHL on a two-year contract with Atlant Moscow Oblast on July 11, 2013.
Regular season and playoffs
|2004–05||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||67||4||20||24||12||5||0||2||2||0|
|2005–06||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||68||14||51||65||44||11||5||10||15||4|
|2006–07||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||67||23||30||53||48||4||3||3||6||2|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||5||0||3||3||2||7||0||1||1||2|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||6||0||1||1||2||5||0||0||0||2|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||78||6||36||42||42||6||1||4||5||6|
|2009–10||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||61||9||29||38||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||5||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||15||2||5||7||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Rangers Notes and Transactions". Retrieved 2009-01-18.[dead link]
- "Rangers send D Sanguinetti to minors". Retrieved 2009-01-17.
- "Sanguinetti, Locke in AHL All-Star Game". National Hockey League. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- "Sanguinetti is AHL's fastest skater". National Hockey League. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- "Bobby Sanguinetti News". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- "Bobby Sanguinetti Stats". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- "Rangers get picks for Sanguinetti". Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- "Bobby Sanguinetti the newest member of Atlant" (in Russian). Atlant Moscow Oblast. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- "Canucks sign centers Cal O'Reilly, Dustin Jeffrey and Defenesman Bobby Saguinetti". Prince George Citizen. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- Bobby Sanguinetti's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bobby Sanguinetti's player profile at NHL.com
- Bobby Sanguinetti's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|New York Rangers first round draft pick