Sean Hill (ice hockey)

Sean Hill
Born (1970-02-14) February 14, 1970 (age 50)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Ottawa Senators
Carolina Hurricanes
St. Louis Blues
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
EHC Biel
National team  United States
NHL Draft 167th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1991–2009

Sean Ronald Hill (born February 14, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eight different teams. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career

Hill was drafted in the 8th round, 167th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft from Wisconsin Badgers and was a member of the United States 1992 Winter Olympic Team. On October 8, 1993, Hill scored the first goal in the history of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a 2-7 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. In August 2006 he signed a one-year contract with the Islanders.

Suspension

On April 20, 2007, Hill became the first player to be suspended for abusing the performance-enhancing substance policy the NHL and NHLPA have put in place. Hill began the mandatory 20-game suspension in Game 5 of the Islanders' Eastern Conference Quarter-Final versus the Buffalo Sabres. The Islanders lost the game and were eliminated from the playoffs. Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said that he supported the league's decision to suspend Hill.[1] Hill, who was signed by the Minnesota Wild as a free agent in July 2007, would be required to sit out the first 19 games of the 2007–08 season without pay. In July, Hill claimed that he passed both a lie detector test, and independent drug test regarding his substance abuse.[2][3] In a statement, the Wild said, "We believe Sean did not knowingly take any banned performance-enhancing substance."[4] Hill returned to the lineup on November 21, 2007, after completing the 20-game suspension.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Lakefield Chiefs COJHL 3 1 1 2 14 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1987–88 Duluth East Greyhounds HS-MN 24 10 17 27 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1988–89 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 45 2 23 25 69 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1989–90 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 42 14 39 53 78 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1990–91 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 37 19 32 51 122 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1990–91 MontrΓ©al Canadiens NHL β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” 3 0 2 2 2
1991–92 United States Intl 12 4 3 7 16 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1991–92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 42 7 20 27 65 7 1 3 4 6
1991–92 MontrΓ©al Canadiens NHL β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” 4 1 0 1 2
1992–93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 1 3 4 10 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1992–93 MontrΓ©al Canadiens NHL 31 2 6 8 54 3 0 0 0 4
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 68 7 20 27 78 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 1 14 15 30 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 7 14 21 94 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 4 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 1 1 2 6 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 0 5 5 48 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 54 0 10 10 48 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1999–2000 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 62 13 31 44 59 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 1 10 11 51 15 0 1 1 12
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 0 3 3 28 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 7 23 30 61 23 4 4 8 20
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 5 24 29 141 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 13 26 39 84 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2004–05 DNP β€” Lockout NHL β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 78 2 18 20 80 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 81 1 24 25 110 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 34 2 7 9 28 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 EHC Biel NLA 47 3 17 20 112 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 876 62 236 298 1008 55 5 5 10 42

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1990 United States WJC 7 0 3 3 10
1992 United States OG 8 2 0 2 6
1994 United States WC 8 0 2 2 6
Senior totals 16 2 2 4 12

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Islanders' Hill suspended 20 games". 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  2. ^ Pates, Kevin. "Sean Hill claims Isles sold him down river". NEW YORK ISLANDER FAN CENTRAL. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. ^ Ratgen, Brad (2007-07-06). "Wild Sign Defenseman Sean Hill, Controversy Notwithstanding". HockeyBuzz.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  4. ^ a b "Defenseman Hill returns from suspension for Wild". 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  5. ^ a b "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.

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