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 pointsâ€¦ Missed 29 games (2/26-4/26) with a lower body injuryâ€¦ Scored his first career game-winning goal in his 100th NHL game vs. the New York Islanders on 2/09â€¦ The goal was his third of the season, tying his NHL career-highâ€¦ 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 Buffaloâ€¦ 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 â€¦ Set NHL career-best marks in goals, assists and points in the 15 games he played with the Sabres aloneâ€¦ Recorded eight points (3+5) over 11 game-span (3/12-4/03)â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (2+3) from 3/30 to 4/03â€¦ Registered a career-high three points (2+1) and his first career multi-goal game vs. Toronto on 4/03â€¦ Scored his second career goal and his first goal with the Sabres vs. Colorado on 3/14â€¦ 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 3/12â€¦ Made his Sabres debut against his former team at Vancouver on 3/03â€¦ Became the third player in Sabres history to wear jersey number 52, joining Craig Rivet and Dave Andreychukâ€¦Collected his first point as a Canuck with an assist at Tampa Bay on 1/10â€¦ Made his season debut with Vancouver against St. Louis on 10/26â€¦ 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)â€¦ 2010-11: Played in a career-high 40 NHL games with Nashville and Floridaâ€¦ Finished the season with six points (1+4)â€¦ Tabbed his first point as a Panther with an assist at Pittsburgh on 3/27â€¦ Skated a season-high 21:00 vs. Montreal on 3/03â€¦ Traded to Florida on 2/25 and made his Panthers debut that night at Atlantaâ€¦ Scored his first career NHL goal in his first multi-point game (1+1) as a member of the Predators at Edmonton on 1/23â€¦ Registered his first NHL point with an assist at Chicago on 1/16â€¦ Made his Nashville debut vs. Pittsburgh on 10/21â€¦ 2009-10: Recorded two assists in 20 games with Nashvilleâ€¦ Registered 30 points (7+23) and was +13 in 36 American Hockey League games with the Milwaukee Admiralsâ€¦ Ranked third among team defensemen in scoringâ€¦ Tied for second with five power-play goalsâ€¦ Made his professional playoff debut with six points (1+5) in seven playoff games with the Milwaukeeâ€¦ Assisted on three goals in Game 5 at Chicago on 4/21â€¦ Recorded his first playoff points with a goal and an assist in Game 3 vs. Chicago on 4/17â€¦ Made his AHL postseason debut in Game 1 of Milwaukeeâ€™s first-round series at Chicago on 4/14â€¦ Posted a season-long six-game point streak (2+6) from 12/05 to 1/26â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (1+5) from 10/14 to 10/17â€¦ Recorded a season-high three assists at Peoria on 10/14â€¦ 2008-09: Skated into two NHL contests over two call-ups with Nashvilleâ€¦ Made his NHL debut as a member of the Predators at Montreal on 1/15â€¦ Appeared in 48 games for the Milwaukee Admirals, recording pro career-highs in goals (8), assists (26) and points (34)â€¦ Finished second in scoring among Admirals defensemenâ€¦ Tallied four power-play goals and paced all Milwaukee blueliners with a +8 on-ice ratingâ€¦ Recorded two assists 10/18 vs. Rockford and 10/22 at Lake Erieâ€¦ Was +3 and had an assist vs. Peoria on 10/24â€¦ Scored his first goal of the season 11/07 vs. San Antonio to tie the game with :11 seconds leftâ€¦ Notched two assists at Hamilton on 12/04â€¦ Recorded three (2+1) at Toronto on 12/06â€¦ Registered two assists at Chicago on 12/27â€¦ Tallied an assist and the game winning goal in OT on 12/30 vs. Iowaâ€¦ Posted six-game scoring streak 12/21-12/31â€¦ 2007-08: Made AHL debut for the Milwaukee Admirals, recording 32 points (7+25) in 61 gamesâ€¦ Made his AHL debut at Peoria on 10/06â€¦ Collected first AHL points with a goal and assist vs. Iowa on 10/19â€¦ Posted goals in back-to-back games 10/19-10/21â€¦ Recorded a goal and was +3 at Quad City on 12/21â€¦ Notched a goal and was +3 at Rockford on 12/31â€¦ Had a season-long seven-game assist streak (0+7) from 1/20 to 2/04â€¦ Picked up two assists vs. Chicago on 1/05â€¦ Scored the game-winning goal with one second left in OT at Iowa on 2/21â€¦ 2006-07: Notched 15 points (4+11) and 82 PIM in 44 games with DEG Metro Stars (DEL)â€¦ Added three points (2+1) in nine playoff gamesâ€¦ 2005-06: Ranked third in defensemen scoring with 18 points (3+15) and led Dusseldorf blueliners with three playoff goalsâ€¦ 2004-05: Put up 11 points on five goals and six assists in 42 appearances with Dusseldorfâ€¦ 2003-04: Collected five points (4+1) and 56 PIM in his first season with the Metro Starsâ€¦ Appeared in four postseason contestsâ€¦ 2002-03: Recorded one assist and 18 PIM in 18 games as a rookie with the Hamburg Freezers of the DELâ€¦ Piled up 12 PIM in five playoff games with Hamburgâ€¦ Began the season with his hometown Kaufbeuren ESV of the 2.GBun, collecting eight points (5+3) in 26 gamesâ€¦ Became the first German-born player to be drafted by the Nashville Predatorsâ€¦ 2001-02: Notched 10 points (1+9) and 14 PIM in games for Kaufbeurenâ€¦ 2000-01: Amassed nine points on three goals and six assists in 38 games as a rookie for Kaufbeurenâ€¦ 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 Championshipsâ€¦ Played in six games with Germany at the 2007 IIHF World Championshipsâ€¦ Registered an assist in five games with Germany at the 2006 Turin Olympic Gamesâ€¦ Played three games for Germany at the 2005 IIHF World Championshipsâ€¦ 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 assistsâ€¦ Played for Germany at the 2003 World Junior Championships