Philippe Sauvé

Philippe Sauvé (born February 27, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played with the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Sauvé played in the National Hockey League for the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and the Boston Bruins.

Playing career

As a youth, Sauvé played in the 1993 and 1994 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from the Mille-Îles neighbourhood of Laval, Quebec.

Sauvé was drafted in round 2, 38th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, where he would serve as the backup goaltender and play in 17 games for the Avalanche before being traded on August 8, 2005, to the Calgary Flames for a conditional 7th-round draft pick. In the 2005–06 season, after a 7–4 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche, he had a fight with former teammate David Aebischer on January 24, 2006.

On February 1, 2006, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes with Steven Reinprecht for Brian Boucher and Mike Leclerc. After playing only 5 games with the Coyotes, Sauvé was then traded to the Boston Bruins for Tyler Redenbach on November 14, 2006.

Sauvé played just 2 games with the Boston Bruins before being demoted to the American Hockey League (AHL). The following year for the 2007–08 season, he signed a contract with the Iowa Stars of the AHL before leaving for the DEL's Hamburg Freezers on January 21, 2008.

He portrayed Boston Bruins goaltender Sugar Jim Henry in the 2005 Quebec film The Rocket (Maurice Richard) based on the life on Maurice Richard. The famous handshake photo of Richard and Henry was recreated in the film with Sauvé as Henry and Roy Dupuis as Richard.


He is the son of former NHL goaltender Bob Sauvé. He is also the nephew of Jean-Francois Sauve than the cousin of Jean-Francois' son, Maxime Sauvé.

Regular season and playoffs

Regular seasonPlayoffs
1996–97Rimouski OcéanicQMJHL26119213328403.78.891100143012.90
1997–98Rimouski OcéanicQMJHL4023160232613113.38.8997052623307.55
1998–99Rimouski OcéanicQMJHL4416194240115503.87.89211645953013.03.926
1999–00Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL2812122152610604.17.864
1999–00Hull OlympiquesQMJHL179719925703.45.90312667354703.84.890
2000–01Hershey BearsAHL4217181218210032.75.9143032181002.75.900
2001–02Hershey BearsAHL5525206313011162.13.9288354862102.59.915
2002–03Hershey BearsAHL60262012339413452.37.9175232951402.84.914
2003–04Colorado AvalancheNHL177739865003.04.896
2003–04Hershey BearsAHL103705782522.59.910
2004–05Mississippi Sea WolvesECHL21134412985622.59.9234132271604.23.904
2005–06Calgary FlamesNHL83304022203.28.891
2005–06Phoenix CoyotesNHL50401871705.45.867
2006–07San Antonio RampageAHL104505363403.80.883
2006–07Providence BruinsAHL231011112926112.83.890
2006–07Boston BruinsNHL200041405.85.826
2006–07Hamilton BulldogsAHL62303251312.40.916
2007–08Iowa StarsAHL125505503904.25.855
2007–08Hamburg FreezersDEL139407833802.91.9057343823004.71.819
NHL totals3210143016169303.45.888


2000United StatesWJC2011120502.51.924
Junior totals2011120502.51.924

Awards and honours

See also

External links

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