August 16, 1978 |
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 1996
Cory Sarich was originally selected in the 2nd round, 27th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. After first playing midget hockey with the Saskatoon Contacts, he played the majority of his major junior hockey career in his native Saskatoon with the Blades of the Western Hockey League.
During the 2007–08 season, on December 12, 2007, Sarich became the NHL's reigning iron man when Brendan Morrison was forced to miss a game with wrist complications. He played his 419th consecutive game the day before in a game against Tampa Bay, where Sarich had played four full seasons and 388 games. Sarich's streak came to an end on March 1, 2008 when he missed the game at Phoenix, giving ironman status to Andrew Brunette.
Upon the completion of his initial contract with the Flames, Sarich signed a new two-year contract to remain in Calgary on June 29, 2012. During the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, Sarich was reduced to a reserve defenseman role, featuring often as a healthy scratch. On March 26, 2013, Sarich appeared in his 900th career game in a 2-0 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the off-season, on June 27, 2013, Sarich waived his no-trade clause with the Flames and was included along with Alex Tanguay in a trade to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for David Jones and Shane O'Brien.
Sarich's brother in-law is Edmonton Oilers defenseman Nick Schultz, and his brother Rod Sarich is a defenseman for the Sheffield Steelers of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. He has stated that he would like to go play with Rod before retiring.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||17||0||2||2||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||73||1||8||9||106||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||72||0||11||11||105||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||5||9||14||63||11||0||2||2||6|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||3||16||19||89||23||0||2||2||25|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||1||14||15||79||5||0||1||1||4|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||0||15||15||70||6||0||0||0||2|
|World Junior Championships|
|Junior int'l totals||14||0||1||1||12|
Awards and honours
|West Second All-Star Team||1998|
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- "Flames sign Sarich to 5-year deal to address blueline need". ESPN. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
- Lefebvre, Jean (2007-12-12). "Many happy returns for Sarich". CanWest News Service. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
- "Flames sign Cory Sarich". Calgary Flames. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- "Emery makes 16 saves as Blackhawks blank Flames". CBS Sports. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "Avalanche acquires Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich from Flames". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-06-27.