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Alexander Sulzer
Alexander Sulzer
Defenseman
Number: 52
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: May 30, 1984
Birthplace: Kaufbeuren, Germany
Drafted: NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (92nd overall)
2009-10: Split the season between Nashville and Milwaukee (AHL), being recalled on seven occasions (Oct. 20, Nov. 26, Dec. 7, Dec. 30, Feb. 3, March 1 and March 8)… Made his NHL season debut on Oct. 21 at Boston, and registered his first career point/assist the following night at Ottawa… Registered a plus or even rating in 16-of-20 games, finishing a +4 for the campaign… Led AHL defensemen in points per game (minimum 20 games, .83)… Ranked second among Admiral blueliners in goals (7), and third in points (7g-23a-30pts) and plus/minus rating (+13), despite playing in only 36 games… Appeared in all seven of Milwaukee’s Calder Cup Playoff games, ranking third in assists (5), and second among d-men in points (6)… Played for Germany in his second consecutive Olympics at the 2010 Vancouver Games, dressing for all four of the nation’s contests… Posted two assists in nine games for Germany at the 2010 World Championships, helping his nation to its best finish at the tourney in 72 years… Ranked third among Germans in average ice time (18:06).

2008-09: Became the first German-born player in franchise history to suit up for the club on Jan. 15 at Montreal… Recalled to Nashville on two occasions (Jan. 14 and Jan. 26)… Ranked fourth among American Hockey League defensemen in points per game (.71)… Missed 17 games at the NHL level, and Milwaukee’s final 15 games and all 11 Calder Cup playoff games due to injury. Was third among AHL blueliners in points (34), and tied for third in goals (8) at the time of his injury… Also ranked third on the Admirals in both points and assists (26), and second on the club in power-play points (15) when he went down.

2007-08: Tied for first among Milwaukee defensemen in assists (25) and ranked third on the Admirals in d-men points (32) and goals (7) in his first season in North America… Missed 19 regular-season games, and all six of Milwaukee’s 2008 Calder Cup playoff games due to injury.

AMATEUR: Played four seasons with Dusseldorf (Germany) (2003-07)… Played six games with Germany at the 2007 World Championships in Russia… Ranked third in defensemen scoring (3g-15a-18pts) with Dusseldorf and led club blueliners in playoff goals (3) in 2005-06… Played for Germany at the 2006 Olympic Games… Skated in three games for Team Germany at the 2005 World Championships… Was named the outstanding defenseman at the D1-Group A World Championships in 2004, leading all defensemen and tying for sixth overall in scoring (2g-7a-9pts)… Opened the 2002-03 season with Kaufbeuren (Germany-2) before joining Hamburg in the first division in the winter… Played for Germany at the 2003 World Junior Championships… The first German player drafted by Nashville.

BACKGROUND: Nickname: “Sulzy”… Lists Vancouver defenseman Christian Ehrhoff as his best friend in the NHL… Would like to be a player agent when his hockey career is finished… His most memorable hockey moments were his first NHL game and playing in the Olympics… Favorites include: Südtirol, Italy (vacation spot), Ray Bourque (player growing up) and Denver (favorite NHL city to visit)… The historical figure he would have most liked to have met is Alexander the Great… Wife – Julia.

TRANSACTIONS:
June 22, 2003 – Nashville's seventh choice, 92nd overall (third round), in the 2003 Entry Draft.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00