Bobby Sanguinetti

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Bobby Sanguinetti
Bobby Sanguinetti.jpg
Born (1988-02-29) February 29, 1988 (age 26)
Trenton, NJ, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes
Atlant Moscow Oblast
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Playing career 2007–present

Robert "Bobby" Sanguinetti (born February 29, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1][2] 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-start game, and won the fastest skater competition, setting a new AHL record.[3][4] During the season, he was called up to the Rangers twice, from November 26 to December 1 and from December 16 to December 19.[5] He made his NHL debut on December 27 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing 16.14 minutes on 22 shifts.[4][6] He played a total of 5 games for the Rangers, with no points and four penalty minutes.[6] He took five shots and had a nil plus/minus rating.[6]

On June 26, 2010, Sanguinetti was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick in 2011 and a 6th round draft pick in 2010.[7]

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.[8]

On July 1, 2014, he signed a one-year free agent contract to return to the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 Brampton Battalion OHL 61 29 41 70 38 5 1 3 4 10
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
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 31 3 12 15 6 10 0 2 2 6
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 60 10 40 50 20
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 36 6 15 21 16
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 37 2 4 6 4
2013–14 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 15 2 5 7 2
NHL totals 45 2 4 6 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers Notes and Transactions". Retrieved 2009-01-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Rangers send D Sanguinetti to minors". Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Sanguinetti, Locke in AHL All-Star Game". National Hockey League. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Sanguinetti is AHL's fastest skater". National Hockey League. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Bobby Sanguinetti News". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  6. ^ a b c "Bobby Sanguinetti Stats". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  7. ^ "Rangers get picks for Sanguinetti". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Bobby Sanguinetti the newest member of Atlant" (in Russian). Atlant Moscow Oblast. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  9. ^ "Canucks sign centers Cal O'Reilly, Dustin Jeffrey and Defenesman Bobby Saguinetti". Prince George Citizen. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Marc Staal
New York Rangers first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Alexei Cherepanov