July 11, 1971 |
Richfield, Minnesota, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||AIK IF
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||71st overall, 1989
Brett Timothy Hauer (born July 11, 1971 in Richfield, Minnesota) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators.
Hauer spent his amateur career with the University of Minnesota Duluth after a successful high school career, which saw him drafted in the fourth round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, 71st overall, by the Vancouver Canucks.
Hauer played for the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators at the NHL level, playing a total of 37 regular season games, scoring 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points, collecting 38 penalty minutes. In the minors, he played for six teams in the American and International Hockey Leagues, most notably with the Manitoba Moose from 1997 to 2001. He remains the highest scoring defenseman in that franchise's history.
Later in his career, Hauer played in Europe, playing in Switzerland for Genève-Servette HC, EV Zug and HC Davos. In 2006, he played in the Russian Super League for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The next season though, he returned to Switzerland, playing for EHC Basel, before retiring in 2008.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA First Team||1992–93|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||1992–93|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||1993|||
- 1993 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- 1994 Winter Olympics
- 1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- August 24, 1995 - Vancouver trades Hauer to Edmonton in exchange for a 7th round choice in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft
- July 8, 2001 - Los Angeles signs Hauer as a free agent
- December 19, 2001 - Los Angeles trades Hauer to Nashville in exchange for Rich Brennan
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.