Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Michael Sgarbossa
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MichaelSgarbossa
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 180
BIRTHDATE: 07/25/1992
AGE: 22
BIRTHPLACE: Campbellville, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
 
2013-14: Tallied 20 points (5g/15a) in 49 games with Lake Erie (AHL)...Tied for fourth on the team in power-play goals (4)... Missed 26 games during the year with an injury.

2012-13: Spent most of his first professional season with Lake Erie (AHL) but also saw his first NHL action with Colorado...Was Lake Erie’s second-leading scorer with 44 points (19g/25a) in 57 games... Led the Monsters in points-per-game (0.77) and was third in both goals (19-tied) and assists (25)...Scored eight power-play goals, second-most on the club...Was recalled by the Avalanche on Jan. 29 and made his NHL debut on Jan. 30 at Vancouver... Played in six games for Colorado before being reassigned to the AHL on Feb. 22.

2011-12: Won the Ontario Hockey League scor- ing title with 102 points (47g/55a) in 66 games for the Sudbury Wolves...Became the first Wolves player to win the scoring title since Mike Foligno in 1978-79...Headed into the season’s final day trailing Ottawa’s Tyler Toffoli by two points, and responded with a hat trick and an assist to win the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s top scorer...Named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team and was the runner-up for the Red Tilson Trophy, awarded to the league’s most outstanding player...Led the OHL with 18 power-play goals...Paced Sudbury in games (tied), goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (5-tied), power-play tallies and short-handed goals (4-tied)...Recorded the second-longest point streak in the OHL during the 2011-12 season, tallying a point in 19 straight games from Jan. 27 to March 6 (17g/21a)... Skated in four postseason contests for the Wolves, recording three points (2g/1a).

2010-11: Combined for 82 points (36g/46a) in 63 games between Saginaw and Sudbury of the OHL...Earned 20 points (7g/13a) in 26 games with Saginaw before being traded to Sudbury, where he had 62 points (29g/33a) in 37 games... Ranked sixth in the league in power-play goals (15)...Led the Wolves in postseason scoring with 14 points (5g/9a) in eight games...Signed an entry-level contract with San Jose prior to the season on Sept. 18, 2010.

2009-10: Began his second OHL season with the Barrie Colts...Collected 20 points (7g/13a) in 19 games before being traded to Saginaw on Nov. 9...Recorded 32 points (13g/19a) in 48 games for the Spirit...Added two helpers (0g/2a) in six postseason contests...Represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Belarus, earning two points (1g/1a) in six games.

2008-09: Appeared in 67 games as a rookie for Barrie (OHL)...Finished fifth on the team with 43 points (10g/33a) and ranked second in plus/minus (+17)...Was Barrie’s third-leading scorer in the postseason with six points (3g/3a) in five games.

Personal: Last name is pronounced s’gahr-BOH-suh.