Brett Hauer

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Brett Hauer
Born (1971-07-11) July 11, 1971 (age 45)
Richfield, Minnesota, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for AIK IF
Edmonton Oilers
Nashville Predators
Genève-Servette HC
EV Zug
HC Davos
Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
EHC Basel
National team  United States
NHL Draft 71st overall, 1989
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1993–2008

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

During his career, Hauer represented Team USA at the IIHF World Championships four times (1995, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and once at the Winter Olympics (1994).

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1992–93
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1992–93
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1993 [1]
  • IHL First All-Star Team (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Governor's Trophy (Best defenseman- IHL) (2000, 2001)[2]

International play[edit]


  • 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


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