Brett Sonne

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Brett Sonne
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Born (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 25)
Chilliwack, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Dornbirner EC
Peoria Rivermen
Texas Stars
NHL Draft 85th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2009–present

Brett Sonne (born May 16, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He is a former prospect of the St. Louis Blues organization, having been selected by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He is the 2009 recipient of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL player of the year. Sonne was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Playing career[edit]

Sonne began his major junior career with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in 2004–05, playing in six games as a 15-year old. After a 21-point rookie campaign in 2005–06, he scored 21 goals the next season and was subsequently drafted 85th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. A strong start in the 2007–08 season was derailed when he suffered a broken ankle in November 2007 that caused him to miss the majority of the regular season.[1] He emerged as a top player in the WHL, finishing third in league scoring in 2008–09 with 100 points 62 games.[2] He was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team, along with teammates Paul Postma and Brandon Kozun,[3] and won the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL player of the year, beating out Western Conference nominee and Bob Clarke Trophy-winner Casey Pierro-Zabotel of the Vancouver Giants.[4]

Sonne's dedication to improving his overall game as well as his leadership abilities earned him a spot with the Canadian junior team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[1] He recorded one goal and two assists in six games, as Canada won its fifth consecutive gold medal at the tournament.[5]

On April 9, 2013, Sonne was traded from the Texas Stars to the Peoria Rivermen for defenseman Carl Sneep.[6] Both players are considered to be loaned and remain property of their respective clubs.[7]

After four seasons within the Blues organization, Sonne was released as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with Austrian club, Dornbirner EC of the EBEL on July 30, 2013.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 6 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 64 12 9 21 38 13 1 2 3 8
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 21 9 30 65 18 5 1 6 22
2007–08 Calgary Hitmen WHL 29 8 12 20 12 16 3 1 4 14
2008–09 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 48 52 100 58 14 7 9 16 18
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 77 11 13 24 33
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 62 5 4 9 45 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 70 8 9 17 40
2012–13 Evansville IceMen ECHL 7 3 4 7 2
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 56 7 8 15 14
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 6 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 0
AHL totals 271 32 36 68 134 6 0 1 1 2
International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC 6 1 2 3 0
International totals 6 1 2 3 0

Awards[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Gold 2009 Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Down, John (2009-03-14). "Sonne tops breakout season with NHL deal". Calgary Herald. 
  2. ^ "2008-09 WHL League Leaders". Hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ "WHL Announces 2008-09 Conference All-Star Teams and Award Finalists". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ "WHL Announces 2008-09 Award Winners". Western Hockey League. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Calgary Hitmen forward Brett Sonne named WHL's top player". National Hockey League. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Carl Sneep sent to Rivermen". Rivermen.net. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Texas Stars Swap Players With Peoria Rivermen". Texas Stars. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brent Sonne storms into Dornbirn" (in German). Dornbirner EC. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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