February 19, 1985 |
Richmond, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
St. John's IceCaps
|NHL Draft||52nd Overall, 2004
He played at Cornell University from 2004–2008, where he was co-captain as a senior and a member of the Quill and Dagger society. On March 28, 2008, Sawada signed his first professional contract, signing a two-year entry level deal with the Stars. On February 19, 2009, his 24th birthday, Sawada made his debut for the Dallas Stars against the Edmonton Oilers and scored his first NHL goal.
On July 19, 2011, Sawada signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars. Unable gain a full-time spot with the Stars during the 2011–12 season, Sawada was reassigned by Dallas from Texas to fellow AHL outfit, the St. John's IceCaps, as part of an AHL trade on March 2, 2012.
After finishing the season out with the IceCaps, and without a contract offer from the Stars, Sawada signed as a free agent to a one-year AHL deal to remain with St. John's on August 9, 2012.
The IceCaps did not offer Sawada another contract after the end of the 2012-13 season and he subsequently signed with the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL. After playing eighteen games with the Eagles, in which he scored seven goals and eight assists, Sawada decided to play the rest of the season for Tappara in SM-Liiga, the top tier league in Finland. He helped the team to the SM-Liiga silver medal. Following the completion of the 2013-14 season, Sawada signed with the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League.
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||17||1||2||3||14||15||3||3||6||10|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||65||13||16||29||88||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Stars sign Ray Sawada to one-year deal". DallasNews.com. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
- "IceCaps add Trotter, Sawada". American Hockey League. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
- "IceCaps agree to terms with Sawada, Arsene". St. John's IceCaps. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
- "Belfast Giants sign Canadian winger Raymond Sawada". BBC.com. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Raymond Sawada career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Raymond Sawada player profile at NHL.com
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