July 24, 1987 |
Oxford, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||142nd overall, 2005
Nathan David Gerbe (born July 24, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with Genève-Servette HC of the National League A (NLA). He previously played for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL). At 5 feet 4 inches tall, he and EV Zug's Lino Martschini are currently the shortest players in the NLA.
In the 2008 Frozen Four, he scored 5 goals in the final two games, leading his team to the championship, and was named the tournament's most outstanding player. He was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in the same 2007–08 season.
On the ice he is known for his skating ability and scoring touch as evident with 68 points in 43 games in his last year with Boston College. During his tenure with the Buffalo Sabres, the local fans began to call him the "Tasmanian Devil," a reference to his smaller size, but rough style of play. He has also been called "The Gerbil" by local fans in reference to a confrontation with Daniel Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2011 NHL playoffs.
In an interview, Gerbe revealed that he models his game based after Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Danny Brière of the Montreal Canadiens, who are also known for their small size and on-ice ability.
On May 6, 2008, Gerbe signed his first professional contract, a three-year, $2.55 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres. He scored his first NHL preseason goal in a loss to the Montreal Canadiens on September 22. On December 6, 2008, he was recalled by the Sabres, and played in his first NHL regular-season game, a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. On December 13, Gerbe recorded his first NHL point against the New Jersey Devils by assisting a Drew Stafford goal. Gerbe was awarded the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award for rookie of the year in the 2008–09 season of the AHL. He scored his first career goal on December 9, 2009, against the Washington Capitals. On April 26, 2010, he scored his first playoff goal against the Boston Bruins.
On January 21, 2011, he scored two goals in five seconds against the New York Islanders, setting a franchise record for the fastest two goals by one player. On June 29, 2011, Gerbe re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year deal worth $1.42 million per season.
Upon completion of the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, Gerbe was placed on waivers by the Sabres on July 3, 2013, with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract. A free agent, Gerbe later agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 26, 2013.
On June 24, 2014, Nathan Gerbe re-signed with the Hurricanes on a two-year, one-way contract. The deal pays Gerbe $1.5 million in 2014–15, and $2 million in 2015–16.
On July 1, 2016, having left the Hurricanes as a free agent, Gerbe signed a one-year deal with the New York Rangers.
On October 14, 2016, Gerbe agreed to a three-year contract with Genève-Servette HC of the National League A (NLA). Gerbe made his NLA debut on October 21, 2016, on home-ice against HC Ambrì-Piotta. Gerbe scored his first NLA goal on October 29, 2016, on home-ice against HC Lugano in a 5-0 win.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||River City Lancers||USHL||25||3||3||6||49||7||1||1||2||2|
|2002–03||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||6||2||0||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||58||25||19||44||153||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||50||22||25||47||91||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
|2005 České Budějovice|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2006–07|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||2007–08|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2007–08|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2008|||
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2008|||
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- Marrapese-Burrell, Nancy; Barbara Matson (April 12, 2008). "Porter, not Gerbe, wins Hobey Baker". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "Sabres sign Boston College forward Nathan Gerbe to 3-year deal". The Canadian Press. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- "NHL.com - Game Boxscore - Buffalo @ Devils - 12/13/08".
- "NHL.com - Game Boxscore - Capitals @ Buffalo- 12/9/09".
- "NHL Scores - Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins". ESPN. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
- Wawrow, John (January 21, 2011). "Grabner scores 2 goals, Isles beat Sabres 5-2". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
- "Agent: Sabres inform F Nathan Gerbe they intend to buy out final year of contract". National Hockey League. 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Hurricanes sign Gerbe to one-year, two-way contract". The Sports Network. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
- "Canes Agree to Terms with Nathan Gerbe". Carolina Hurricanes. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- "Rangers agree to terms with Nathan Gerbe". New York Rangers. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Nathan Gerbe signe un contrat de 3 ans". www.gshc.ch. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
|Awards and achievements|
|William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
|NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
|AHL Rookie of the Year