March 19, 1978 |
Boston, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||182nd overall, 1997
New York Rangers
Michael Joseph Mottau (born March 19, 1978) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He most previously played with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Mottau was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in Avon, Massachusetts
Mottau played four years of college hockey at Boston College, and was the recipient of the Hobey Baker Award for top men's collegiate hockey player during his senior season. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Rangers during the 2000–01 season. He played nineteen games with the Rangers over two seasons, and four with the Calgary Flames during the 2002–03 season. Mottau played four seasons in the American Hockey League before returning to the NHL in the 2007–08 season with the New Jersey Devils. On September 28, 2010, Mottau signed a two year deal with the New York Islanders.
With the 2012–13 NHL lockout negating his chance of a NHL contract, Mottau was signed to a professional try-out deal with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL on December 7, 2012. Mottau produced 7 assists in 16 games before he was released at the conclusion of the lockout to sign a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 13, 2013.
Regular season and playoffs
|2000–01||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||61||10||33||43||45||5||0||1||1||19|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||18||0||3||3||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||80||9||42||51||56||10||0||5||5||4|
|2001–02||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||29||1||18||19||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Saint John Flames||AHL||32||5||12||17||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||69||9||22||31||79||9||1||2||3||8|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||76||4||13||17||48||5||1||0||1||0|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||1||14||15||35||7||1||1||2||0|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||79||2||16||18||41||5||0||1||1||0|
|2010–11||New York Islanders||NHL||20||0||3||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||29||0||2||2||15||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||16||0||7||7||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||7||2||2||4||4|
|Senior int'l totals||16||2||3||5||0|
Awards and honours
Walter Brown Award, Best American-Born Player in New England 1999 (co-winner with Mike Omicioli, Providence) 2000
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||1996–97|
|All-Hockey East First Team||1997–98, 1999–00|
|East Second All-American Team||1998|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||1998–99|
|East First All-Star Team||1999, 2000|
|HE Best Defensive Defenseman||2000|
|HE Player of the Year||2000|
|Hobey Baker Award||2000|
- "Islanders agree to terms with Mike Mottau". New York Islanders. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
- "Bruins get Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau from Islanders". Boston Globe. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Rampage sign Sim, Mottau to PTO's". San Antonio Rampage. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- "Dave Nonis adds Mike Mottau to Leaf blueline". The Star. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "Panthers Ink D Mike Mottau". Florida Panthers. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
|Awards and achievements|
|Hockey East Player of the Year
|Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman
|Winner of the Hobey Baker Award