Alexander Sulzer (D)
Acquired by the Buffalo Sabres along with Cody Hodgson from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani on February 27, 2012.
2012-13: Appeared in 17 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring three goals and picking up one assist for four points… Missed 29 games (2/26-4/26) with a lower body injury… Scored his first career game-winning goal in his 100th NHL game vs. the New York Islanders on 2/09… The goal was his third of the season, tying his NHL career-high… Began the season with Ingolstadt of the DEL, where he notched 16 points (2+14) and eight PIM in 21 games
2011-12: Totaled nine points (3+6) and eight PIM in 27 combined NHL contests between Vancouver and Buffalo… The Sabres were 10-3-2 with a .733 winning percentage when Sulzer played, the best record of any Buffalo player with more than three games played … Set NHL career-best marks in goals, assists and points in the 15 games he played with the Sabres alone… Recorded eight points (3+5) over 11 game-span (3/12-4/03)… Had a three-game point streak (2+3) from 3/30 to 4/03… Registered a career-high three points (2+1) and his first career multi-goal game vs. Toronto on 4/03… Scored his second career goal and his first goal with the Sabres vs. Colorado on 3/14… Notched his first point with the Sabres (assist) and logged a season-high 23:58 TOI (second-highest of career - 28:18) vs. Montreal on 3/12… Made his Sabres debut against his former team at Vancouver on 3/03… Became the third player in Sabres history to wear jersey number 52, joining Craig Rivet and Dave Andreychuk…Collected his first point as a Canuck with an assist at Tampa Bay on 1/10… Made his season debut with Vancouver against St. Louis on 10/26… Was a healthy scratch for Sabres at Winnipeg (3/5), at San Jose (3/01), at Anaheim (2/29); did not dress at Philadelphia (4/05)… 2010-11: Played in a career-high 40 NHL games with Nashville and Florida… Finished the season with six points (1+4)… Tabbed his first point as a Panther with an assist at Pittsburgh on 3/27… Skated a season-high 21:00 vs. Montreal on 3/03… Traded to Florida on 2/25 and made his Panthers debut that night at Atlanta… Scored his first career NHL goal in his first multi-point game (1+1) as a member of the Predators at Edmonton on 1/23… Registered his first NHL point with an assist at Chicago on 1/16… Made his Nashville debut vs. Pittsburgh on 10/21… 2009-10: Recorded two assists in 20 games with Nashville… Registered 30 points (7+23) and was +13 in 36 American Hockey League games with the Milwaukee Admirals… Ranked third among team defensemen in scoring… Tied for second with five power-play goals… Made his professional playoff debut with six points (1+5) in seven playoff games with the Milwaukee… Assisted on three goals in Game 5 at Chicago on 4/21… Recorded his first playoff points with a goal and an assist in Game 3 vs. Chicago on 4/17… Made his AHL postseason debut in Game 1 of Milwaukee’s first-round series at Chicago on 4/14… Posted a season-long six-game point streak (2+6) from 12/05 to 1/26… Had a three-game point streak (1+5) from 10/14 to 10/17… Recorded a season-high three assists at Peoria on 10/14… 2008-09: Skated into two NHL contests over two call-ups with Nashville… Made his NHL debut as a member of the Predators at Montreal on 1/15… Appeared in 48 games for the Milwaukee Admirals, recording pro career-highs in goals (8), assists (26) and points (34)… Finished second in scoring among Admirals defensemen… Tallied four power-play goals and paced all Milwaukee blueliners with a +8 on-ice rating… Recorded two assists 10/18 vs. Rockford and 10/22 at Lake Erie… Was +3 and had an assist vs. Peoria on 10/24… Scored his first goal of the season 11/07 vs. San Antonio to tie the game with :11 seconds left… Notched two assists at Hamilton on 12/04… Recorded three (2+1) at Toronto on 12/06… Registered two assists at Chicago on 12/27… Tallied an assist and the game winning goal in OT on 12/30 vs. Iowa… Posted six-game scoring streak 12/21-12/31… 2007-08: Made AHL debut for the Milwaukee Admirals, recording 32 points (7+25) in 61 games… Made his AHL debut at Peoria on 10/06… Collected first AHL points with a goal and assist vs. Iowa on 10/19… Posted goals in back-to-back games 10/19-10/21… Recorded a goal and was +3 at Quad City on 12/21… Notched a goal and was +3 at Rockford on 12/31… Had a season-long seven-game assist streak (0+7) from 1/20 to 2/04… Picked up two assists vs. Chicago on 1/05… Scored the game-winning goal with one second left in OT at Iowa on 2/21… 2006-07: Notched 15 points (4+11) and 82 PIM in 44 games with DEG Metro Stars (DEL)… Added three points (2+1) in nine playoff games… 2005-06: Ranked third in defensemen scoring with 18 points (3+15) and led Dusseldorf blueliners with three playoff goals… 2004-05: Put up 11 points on five goals and six assists in 42 appearances with Dusseldorf… 2003-04: Collected five points (4+1) and 56 PIM in his first season with the Metro Stars… Appeared in four postseason contests… 2002-03: Recorded one assist and 18 PIM in 18 games as a rookie with the Hamburg Freezers of the DEL… Piled up 12 PIM in five playoff games with Hamburg… Began the season with his hometown Kaufbeuren ESV of the 2.GBun, collecting eight points (5+3) in 26 games… Became the first German-born player to be drafted by the Nashville Predators… 2001-02: Notched 10 points (1+9) and 14 PIM in games for Kaufbeuren… 2000-01: Amassed nine points on three goals and six assists in 38 games as a rookie for Kaufbeuren… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented Germany at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games; 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Registered two assists in nine games for Germany in the 2010 IIHF World Championships… Played in six games with Germany at the 2007 IIHF World Championships… Registered an assist in five games with Germany at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games… Played three games for Germany at the 2005 IIHF 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 with nine points on two goals and seven assists… Played for Germany at the 2003 World Junior Championships