Sean Hill

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For the American football player, see Sean Hill (American football). For the professional baseball player, see Shawn Hill. For the professional football player, see Shaun Hill.
Sean Hill
Born (1970-02-14) February 14, 1970 (age 44)
Duluth, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Ottawa Senators
Carolina Hurricanes
St. Louis Blues
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
EHC Biel
National team  United States
NHL Draft 167th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1991–2009

Sean Ronald Hill (born February 14, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eight different teams. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career[edit]

Hill was drafted in the 8th round, 167th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft from Wisconsin Badgers and was a member of the United States 1992 Winter Olympic Team. On October 8, 1993, Hill scored the first goal in the history of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a 2-7 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. In August 2006 he signed a one year contract with the Islanders.

Suspension[edit]

On April 20, 2007, Hill became the first player to be suspended for abusing the performance enhancing substance policy the NHL and NHLPA have put in place. Hill began the mandatory 20 game suspension in Game 5 of the Islanders' Eastern Conference Quarter-Final versus the Buffalo Sabres. The Islanders lost the game and were eliminated from the playoffs. Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said that he supported the league's decision to suspend Hill.[1] Hill, who was signed by the Minnesota Wild as a free agent in July 2007, would be required to sit out the first 19 games of the 2007/08 season without pay. In July, Hill passed both a lie detector test and independent drug test regarding his substance abuse.[citation needed] In a statement, the Wild said, "We believe Sean did not knowingly take any banned performance-enhancing substance."[2] Hill returned to the lineup on November 21, 2007, after completing the 20-game suspension.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Duluth East Greyhounds HS 24 10 17 27
1988–89 University of Wisconsin–Madison NCAA 45 2 23 25 69
1989–90 University of Wisconsin–Madison NCAA 42 14 39 53 78
1990–91 University of Wisconsin–Madison NCAA 37 19 32 51 122
1990–91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1991–92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 42 7 20 27 65 7 1 3 4 6
1991–92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 1 0 1 2
1992–93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 1 3 4 10
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 2 6 8 54 3 0 0 0 4
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 68 7 20 27 78
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 1 14 15 30
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 7 14 21 94
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 1 1 2 6
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 0 5 5 48
1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 54 0 10 10 48
1999–00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 62 13 31 44 59
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 1 10 11 51 15 0 1 1 12
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 0 3 3 28
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 7 23 30 61 23 4 4 8 20
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 5 24 29 141
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 13 26 39 84
2005–05 DNP — Lockout NHL
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 78 2 18 20 80
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 81 1 24 25 110 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 34 2 7 9 28 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 EHC Biel Swiss-A 47 3 17 20 112
NHL totals 875 62 236 298 1004 50 5 5 10 38
AHL totals 48 8 23 0 75 10 1 5 6 8
NCAA totals 124 35 94 129 269

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1989–90
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1990 [3]
All-WCHA Second Team 1990–91
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1990–91
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1991 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islanders' Hill suspended 20 games". 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Defenseman Hill returns from suspension for Wild". 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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