Nate Guenin
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 12/10/1982
AGE: 33
DRAFTED: NYR: 2002-127 overall
USHL All-Rookie Team (2001) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 3, 2009. Traded to St. Louis by Pittsburgh for Steve Wagner, February 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 2, 2010. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus for Trevor Smith, January 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 5, 2013.
2014-15 SEASON
Set career highs in games played (76), points (15), goals (2) and assists (13)…Led the Avalanche with 162 blocked shots…Recorded his first career three-point game with a goal and two assists on Feb. 27 at Dallas…Registered his first NHL fighting major on Feb. 22 vs. Tampa Bay and his second a week later on Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota…Logged a career-high 25:18 of ice time on April 9 vs. Winnipeg.


2013-14: Appeared in 68 games for Colorado during his first full NHL season, tallying nine points (1g/8a) with a +3 plus/minus rating…Finished third on the Avalanche in blocked shots (128)…Ranked second on the club in short-handed ice time at 2:48 per game…Was nominated by the Colorado chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey)…Made his Avalanche debut in the season opener on Oct. 2 vs. Anaheim…It was his first NHL contest since March 21, 2012 when he was a member of the Ducks…Dressed in each of the first 32 games to begin the season…Recorded a club season-high seven blocked shots on Oct. 12 at Washington…Missed seven games due to an ankle injury, Jan. 6-18…Was placed on IR, Jan. 10 (retroactive to Jan. 4) and activated Jan. 21…Signed a two-year contract extension on Jan. 7…Scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche on Feb. 28 vs. Phoenix, his first tally since March 19, 2012 at San Jose…Appeared in his 100th NHL game in the season finale on April 13 at Anaheim.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven postseason contests for Colorado…Had a game-high eight hits in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut on April 17 vs. Minnesota…It was the most hits by an Avalanche player in a postseason game since Rob Blake had nine on May 9, 2006 vs. Anaheim…Picked up an assist in Game 7 vs. Minnesota on April 30 for his first career playoff point.

2012-13: Spent the 2012-13 season with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL), tallying 24 points (4g/20a) in 66 games…Finished second among team defensemen in scoring. 2011-12: Began the year on the Anaheim Ducks’ roster and appeared in 15 NHL games, collecting two goals (2g/0a)…Scored his first NHL goal on Opening Night, Oct. 7 at Buffalo…Also appeared in 27 regular season games and four playoff contests for Syracuse (AHL).

2010-11: Split the season between the Blue Jackets and Ducks organizations…Skated in 30 games for Springfield (AHL) and three with Columbus before being traded to Anaheim for Trevor Smith on Jan. 4…Finished out the season with Syracuse (AHL).

2009-10: Split the year between the Penguins and Blues organizations…After appearing in 41 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and two games for Pittsburgh, Guenin was traded to St. Louis for Steve Wagner on Feb. 11…Appeared in 27 games with Peoria (AHL) after joining the Blues.

2008-09: Spent his third straight season with the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) but also played one game for the Flyers.

2007-08: Began the year on the Flyers’ roster but spent most of the season with the Philadelphia Phantoms…Dressed in two games for the Flyers…Ranked second on the Phantoms with 146 penalty minutes.

2006-07: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 18 vs. NY Islanders…Recorded his first two career points with a pair of assists on March 31 vs. NY Rangers.

2005-06: Capped off his four-year career at Ohio State University (CCHA) with 11 points (0g/11a) in 39 games as a senior.

2004-05: Was named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team as a junior at Ohio State.

Other: Prior to enrolling at Ohio State in 2002, Guenin spent two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League…Was named to the 2001 USHL All-Rookie Team in his first season at Green Bay.

Nate and his girlfriend, Megan, reside in Dublin, Ohio…Last name is pronounced GEH-nihn.