Joe Motzko

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Joe Motzko
Joe Motzko.jpg
Born (1980-03-14) March 14, 1980 (age 34)
Bemidji, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Columbus Blue Jackets
Anaheim Ducks
Washington Capitals
Atlanta Thrashers
ERC Ingolstadt
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Joseph Andrew Motzko (born March 14, 1980 in Bemidji, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey forward currently with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Motzko played for St. Cloud State University in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. After his senior year with St. Cloud, Motzko was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets on May 15, 2003. Joe was then sent to join affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

In the 2003–04 season, his first full professional season, Motzko appeared in his first NHL game with the Blue Jackets on February 2, 2004, against the Phoenix Coyotes.

In his fourth season with the Blue Jackets and having played mainly for the Syracuse Crunch, Motzko was traded by the Blue Jackets along with Mark Hartigan to the Anaheim Ducks for Curtis Glencross and Zenon Konopka on January 26, 2007.[1] Ten days earlier, Motzko scored his first career NHL goal at the United Center in Chicago against Nikolai Khabibulin and the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-4 Blue Jackets victory.[2] Motzko was then assigned to the Portland Pirates before he was called up to the Ducks during the 2007 playoffs. Motzko appeared in 3 post-season games for the Stanley Cup winning Ducks.

On July 9, 2007, Joe was signed by the Washington Capitals.[3] He appeared in 8 games with the Capitals (in his Capitals debut, he had 3 points scoring 2 goals and one assist) before he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for Alexandre Giroux on February 26, 2008.[4][5] Motzko was assigned to Thrasher's affiliate where he won the 2008 Calder Cup Championship with the Chicago Wolves.

Motzko made his Thrashers debut in the 2008–09 season on January 31, 2009, in a 2-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes[6]

On July 16, 2009, Motzko signed with Russian team HC MVD of the Kontinental Hockey League. However before appearing in a game with MVD, Motzko was released on September 11, and four days later signed with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[7]

After four seasons with Ingolstadt, Motzko left as a free agent and joined neighbouring league in Austria on a one-year deal with EC Red Bull Salzburg on June 26, 2013.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Omaha Lancers USHL 51 15 21 36 60 12 7 3 10 12
1999–00 St. Cloud State WCHA 36 9 15 24 52
2000–01 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 17 20 37 54
2001–02 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 9 30 39 34
2002–03 St. Cloud State WCHA 38 17 25 42 59
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 17 24 41 38 7 2 2 4 6
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 79 28 38 66 72
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 61 27 34 61 54 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 33 13 23 36 29
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 34 15 14 29 20
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 48 21 27 48 44
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 8 2 2 4 0
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 24 6 16 22 16 16 2 9 11 12
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 29 27 56 82
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 6 1 0 1 0
2009–10 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 48 18 16 34 74 10 3 5 8 10
2010–11 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 50 28 22 50 66 3 0 1 1 4
2011–12 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 44 8 20 28 50 8 3 0 3 6
2012–13 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 15 21 36 42 6 3 2 5 14
2013–14 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 45 11 20 31 34 14 1 7 8 16
NHL totals 25 4 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks acquire Hartigan, Motzko from Columbus". ducks.nhl.com. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200701160CHI.html
  3. ^ "Capitals sign right wing Joe Motzko". capitals.nhl.com. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Thrashers acquire Joe Motzko from Washington in exchange for Giroux". thrashers.nhl.com. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Canuck's Cooke to Caps for Pettinger". washingtonpost.com. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Hurricanes shutout Thrashers 2-0". cbssportsline.com. 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Motzko late inclusion to Ingolstadt". ERC Ingolstadt. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  8. ^ "Hockey Records Book". St. Cloud State. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Broadmoor Trophy winners". USHCO.com. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  10. ^ "BHS Athletic Hall of Fame grows to 65". www.bemidjipioneer.com. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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