Colorado Avalanche
Cory Sarich
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CorySarich
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 207
BIRTHDATE: 08/16/1978
BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, CAN
DRAFTED: BUF: 1996-27 overall
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1998) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999) Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Wayne Primeau, Brian Holzinger and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2007. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Alex Tanguay for David Jones and Shane O'Brien, June 27, 2013.
2013-14 SEASON
Appeared in 54 games, totaling 10 points (1g/9a) with a +7 plus/minus rating...Tied Gabriel Landeskog for the team lead in road plus/minus with a +9 rating away from home...His 10 points were his most in a season since 2010-11 with Calgary (4g/13a)...Opened the year by being a “plus” player in each of his first five games, posting a combined +8 rating over those five contests...Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 8 at Toronto, his first tally since Jan. 10, 2012...Recorded a career-high four-game assist/point streak (0g/4a) from Dec. 10-16...Was the first Avalanche defenseman to record an assist in four straight games since Shane O’Brien did it from Dec. 17-23, 2011...Missed 13 games due to a back injury, Jan. 14 to Feb. 8...Was placed on Injured Reserve, Jan. 16 (retroactive to Jan. 11) and activated on Feb. 26...Missed the final seven games of the regular season (back).

2013-14 PLAYOFFS:
Was set to make his seventh career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but an upper-body injury shelved him for all seven of the Avalanche's first-round series with the Wild.

CAREER
2012-13:
Dressed in 28 games for Calgary, recording two assists…Played in his 900th career game on March 26 at Chicago.

2011-12:
Appeared in 62 contests for the Flames…Left the game on March 20 at Colorado with an upper body injury and missed four games.

2010-11: Scored four goals, second most of his career, and had 17 points (4g/13a) in 76 games…Finished third on Calgary in plus/minus with a +11 rating…Played in his 800th career game on Feb. 11 vs. Anaheim.

2009-10: Missed 19 games due to injury from Nov. 25 to Jan. 2…Returned to the lineup on Jan. 5…Appeared in his 700th career game on Nov. 4 at Dallas.

2008-09: Recorded a career-high 20 points (2g/18a) with 112 penalty minutes in 76 games for Calgary…Also set personal highs in assists and plus/minus rating (+12).

2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in five postseason games for the Flames, tallying one assist.

2007-08: Finished third on the Flames with a career-high 135 penalty minutes…Ranked second on the team in hits with 157…Saw his consecutive games-played streak, the longest current ironman streak in the NHL, end at 453 games when he did not dress on March 1 at Phoenix…Played in his 400th consecutive game on Nov. 1 vs. Detroit…Had a pair of fighting majors on Feb. 4 at Edmonton (vs. Z. Stortini and C. Glencross)…Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Feb. 26 vs. Colorado.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Skated in all seven postseason contests, registering one assist.

2006-07: Appeared in all 82 games for the fourth consecutive season with the Lightning…Led Tampa Bay in blocked shots (130)…Ranked first among team defensemen and third overall on the club in hits (105).

2006-07 PLAYOFFS: Skated in all six games of the first round series loss to New Jersey.

2005-06: Did not miss a game for the third straight season…Set a Lightning record for most consecutive games played with his 227th straight contest on Oct. 8 vs. Florida, surpassing Rob Zamuner (226)…Logged a career-high 28:15 of ice time on March 30 vs. Atlanta.

2005-06 PLAYOFFS: Had one assist in five postseason games.

2004-05: Did not play.

2003-04: Appeared in all 82 regular season games and all 23 playoff contests for the Stanley Cup Champion Lightning…Was named NHL Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 23…Scored his first career short-handed goal on March 3 at Chicago…Surpassed Brad Richards for the second longest games played streak in franchise history when he played his 209th consecutive game on March 5 vs. New Jersey.

2003-04 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 23 games during Tampa’s Stanley Cup championship run, recording two assists while averaging 19:11 of ice time per game.

2002-03: Was one of three Lightning players to appear in all 82 games…Tallied a career-high five goals, including two game winners…Scored the overtime winner on Nov. 17 at Carolina, his first career OT goal.

2002-03 PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, appearing in all 11 games for Tampa Bay…Recorded two assists and was +2 during the postseason…Registered his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of the first round series versus Washington on April 12.

2001-02: Ranked third on the Lightning in penalty minutes (105) and hits (112)…Was assigned to Springfield (AHL) on Nov. 20 for a conditioning assignment and returned to the team on Nov. 25.

2000-01: Led Tampa Bay with 106 penalty minutes in 73 games…Was reassigned to Detroit (IHL) on Oct. 26 and recalled on Nov. 4…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 24 vs. Florida.

1999-00: Split the season between Buffalo (42 games) and Tampa Bay (17 games)…Tallied his first NHL point with an assist on Nov. 19 at Atlanta…Was acquired by the Lightning on March 9…Also saw action in 15 games for Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.

1998-99: Spent the majority of the season with Rochester (AHL) but also saw his first NHL action with the Sabres, appearing in four games…Made his NHL debut on Feb. 9 at Ottawa…Was selected to the Bauer AHL All-Rookie Team and also played for the Canadian All-Stars in the AHL All-Star Game.

1997-98: Split his final junior season between Saskatoon and Seattle of the Western Hockey League…Was named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team.

1996-97: Led Saskatoon defensemen in scoring with 33 points (6g/27a).

1995-96: Appeared in 59 regular season games and three playoff contests for Saskatoon.

1994-95: Joined Saskatoon for final six games of the regular season, and appeared in three playoff games.

INTERNATIONAL
Represented Canada at the 1997 and 1998 IIHF World Junior Championships…Helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 1997 IIHF World Junior Championship…Served as assistant captain for the Canadians at the 1998 tournament.

PERSONAL
Cory and his wife, Reagan, have three children: Jada (8), Emmy (5) and Charlie (4)…Named as the Ralph Scurfield Flames Humanitarian Award winner for the 2010-11 season.