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Alexander Sulzer

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Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 204 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: May 30, 1984 in Kaufbeuren, Germany
Draft: Nashville, 3rd round (92nd overall), 2003 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2008-09 24 NSH NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 6:34 0 0 0 1 1 0
2009-10 25 NSH NHL 20 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 0.0 37 268 13:23 0 0 11 18 4 11
2010-11 26 TOT NHL 40 1 4 5 -8 14 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 37 2.7 85 702 17:33 1 0 100.0 38 52 8 10
2010-11 26 NSH NHL 31 1 3 4 -5 14 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 30 3.3 67 549 17:42 1 0 100.0 29 38 7 8
2010-11 26 FLA NHL 9 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0.0 18 153 17:00 0 0 9 14 1 2
2011-12 27 TOT NHL 27 3 6 9 8 8 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 33 9.1 79 481 17:49 0 0 17 38 4 9
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 12 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0.0 28 192 15:59 0 0 6 14 3 5
2011-12 27 BUF NHL 15 3 5 8 2 6 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 22 13.6 51 290 19:18 0 0 11 24 1 4
2012-13 28 BUF NHL 17 3 1 4 3 10 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 15 20.0 31 281 16:31 0 0 5 19 2 8
2013-14 29 BUF NHL 25 0 2 2 -3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 21 0.0 49 453 18:08 0 0 11 44 1 10
3 yrs BUF NHL 57 6 8 14 2 24 6 0 0 1 5 2 1 58 10.3 131 1024 17:57 0 0 27 87 4 22
3 yrs NSH NHL 53 1 5 6 -1 18 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 45 2.2 104 830 15:39 1 0 100.0 40 57 12 19
1 yr FLA NHL 9 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0.0 18 153 17:00 0 0 9 14 1 2
1 yr VAN NHL 12 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0.0 28 192 15:59 0 0 6 14 3 5
Career NHL 131 7 15 22 4 44 7 0 0 1 9 4 2 121 5.8 281 2198 16:47 1 0 100.0 82 172 20 48

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 24 NSH NHL 2 13 10 56.5 7 9 43.8 0.0 100.0 100.0 85.7 14.3
2009-10 25 NSH NHL 20 233 222 51.2 -2.4 179 172 51.0 -0.8 6.2 95.9 102.1 52.9 47.1
2010-11 26 TOT NHL 40 539 539 50.0 -1.6 397 411 49.1 -1.7 6.0 92.4 98.4 53.5 46.5
2010-11 26 NSH NHL 31 419 420 49.9 -1.5 306 323 48.6 -1.4 6.3 92.7 99.0 55.2 44.8
2010-11 26 FLA NHL 9 120 119 50.2 -2.4 91 88 50.8 -4.3 5.0 91.2 96.2 48.1 51.9
2011-12 27 TOT NHL 27 439 406 52.0 -1.0 322 312 50.8 0.1 10.8 93.2 104.0 49.6 50.4
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 12 152 163 48.3 -6.4 112 134 45.5 -6.0 11.1 97.0 108.1 41.7 58.3
2011-12 27 BUF NHL 15 287 243 54.2 2.7 210 178 54.1 4.3 10.6 90.4 101.0 53.6 46.4
2012-13 28 BUF NHL 17 260 247 51.3 5.2 184 182 50.3 5.9 8.1 92.9 100.9 55.1 44.9
2013-14 29 BUF NHL 25 310 440 41.3 -5.6 237 323 42.3 -4.3 5.6 93.8 99.3 46.2 53.8
3 yrs BUF NHL 57 857 930 48.0 0.3 631 683 48.0 1.4 8.0 92.6 100.6 50.8 49.2
3 yrs NSH NHL 53 665 652 50.5 -1.9 492 504 49.4 -1.5 6.2 93.9 100.1 55.1 44.9
2 yrs TOT NHL 67 978 945 50.9 -1.5 719 723 49.9 -0.9 8.2 92.7 101.0 51.8 48.2
Career NHL 198 2772 2809 49.7 -1.2 2045 2132 49.0 -0.5 7.7 93.2 100.9 51.5 48.5

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2008-09 24 NSH NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009-10 25 NSH NHL 20 1 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.03 0.20 0.75 0 2 2 1 9 0 5 0 4 -0.1 0.9 0.8
2010-11 26 TOT NHL 40 2 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 0.35 0.93 1 4 5 2 18 2 28 4 -8 -0.2 1.0 0.9
2010-11 26 NSH NHL 31 1 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 0.45 0.97 1 3 4 1 15 2 21 3 -5 -0.1 0.9 0.8
2010-11 26 FLA NHL 9 0 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.03 0.00 0.78 0 1 1 0 3 0 7 1 -3 -0.1 0.1 0.1
2011-12 27 TOT NHL 27 3 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.30 1.22 3 6 9 3 26 1 18 1 8 0.8 1.7 2.5
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 12 0 0.00 0.08 0.08 0.02 0.17 0.92 0 1 1 0 9 0 3 0 6 -0.1 0.9 0.8
2011-12 27 BUF NHL 15 3 0.20 0.33 0.53 0.20 0.40 1.47 3 5 8 3 17 1 15 1 2 0.9 0.8 1.7
2012-13 28 BUF NHL 17 2 0.18 0.06 0.24 0.11 0.59 0.88 6 2 8 4 12 0 12 3 3 0.5 0.8 1.2
2013-14 29 BUF NHL 25 1 0.00 0.08 0.08 0.02 0.32 0.84 0 2 2 1 12 1 21 7 -3 -0.3 1.1 0.8
3 yrs BUF NHL 57 5 0.11 0.14 0.25 0.09 0.42 1.02 9 9 18 7 41 2 48 11 2 1.0 2.7 3.7
3 yrs NSH NHL 53 2 0.02 0.09 0.11 0.04 0.34 0.85 1 5 6 2 24 2 26 3 -1 -0.2 1.8 1.6
1 yr FLA NHL 9 0 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.03 0.00 0.78 0 1 1 0 3 0 7 1 -3 -0.1 0.1 0.1
1 yr VAN NHL 12 0 0.00 0.08 0.08 0.02 0.17 0.92 0 1 1 0 9 0 3 0 6 -0.1 0.9 0.8
Career NHL 131 8 0.05 0.11 0.17 0.06 0.34 0.92 10 16 26 10 77 4 84 15 4 0.6 5.5 6.2

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2000-01 16 ESV Kaufbeuren German-3 38 3 6 9 20
2000-01 16 ESV Kaufbeuren Jr. Ger-Jr. 1 0 2 2 2
2001-02 17 ESV Kaufbeuren German-3 19 1 9 10 14
2001-02 17 ESV Kaufbeuren Jr. Ger-Jr. 1 0 0 0 4
2002-03 18 ESV Kaufbeuren German-2 26 5 3 8 38
2002-03 18 Hamburg Freezers Germany 18 0 1 1 18
2003-04 19 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 46 4 1 5 56
2003-04 19 Germany WJC-B 5 2 7 9 4 12 1 1 0 1
2004-05 20 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 42 5 6 11 68
2004-05 20 Germany WC-A 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
2005-06 21 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 48 3 15 18 82
2005-06 21 Germany Olympics 5 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 21 Germany WC-B 5 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 22 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 44 4 11 15 82
2006-07 22 Germany WC-A 6 0 0 0 4
2007-08 23 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 61 7 25 32 1 47 1 5 1 3 102 6.9
2008-09 24 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 48 8 26 34 8 36 4 4 0 2 64 12.5
2009-10 25 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 36 7 23 30 13 8 2 5 0 1 86 8.1
2009-10 25 Germany Olympics 4 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 25 Germany WC-A 9 0 2 2 -4 4 0 0 0 0
2012-13 28 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 21 2 14 16 8
2013-14 29 Rochester Americans AHL 10 2 5 7 -2 2
2014-15 30 Germany (all) Internationa 2 0 0 0 -4 0
2014-15 30 Kölner Haie Champions HL 3 2 0 2 2 0
2014-15 30 Kölner Haie DEL 44 6 20 26 -3 36
Career 3 Seasons AHL 145 22 74 96 22 91 7 14 1 6 252 8.7
Career 2 Seasons Ger-Jr. 2 0 2 2 6
Career 1 Season German-2 26 5 3 8 38
Career 2 Seasons German-3 57 4 15 19 34
Career 6 Seasons Germany 219 18 48 66 314
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 9 0 1 1 -7 6 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 18 0 2 2 -4 12 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WC-B 5 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-B 5 2 7 9 4 12 1 1 0 1

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2002-03 18 ESV Kaufbeuren German-2 1 0 1 1 4
2002-03 18 Hamburg Freezers Germany 5 0 0 0 12
2003-04 19 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 4 0 0 0 8
2004-05 20 EV Duisburg German-2 7 0 3 3 6
2005-06 21 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 13 3 6 9 22
2006-07 22 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 9 2 1 3 20
2009-10 25 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 7 1 5 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 17 5.9
Career 1 Season AHL 7 1 5 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 17 5.9
Career 2 Seasons German-2 8 0 4 4 10
Career 4 Seasons Germany 31 5 7 12 62
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2006 GER 0 1 0 2 9 12
2 2010 GER 0 0 -6 4 3 8
Car 0 1 -6 6 12 20

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Alexander Sulzer 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.0
Jamie Allison 85.1 2.4 1.7 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.0
Mark Renaud 83.0 2.5 2.3 0.8 0.3 0.3
Jean-Guy Lagace 82.2 2.5 1.9 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.1
Shawn Cronin 80.3 2.4 2.3 1.4 1.3 1.0 0.0
Joe DiPenta 80.2 2.5 2.2 1.2 0.6
Wayne McBean 79.7 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.6 0.2 -0.2
Chris Luongo 79.2 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.2
Garnet Exelby 78.8 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.0 0.4 0.4
Neil Belland 78.5 3.0 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.2
Barry Melrose 78.5 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alexander Sulzer 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.0
Mark Renaud 83.0 2.5 2.3 0.8 0.3 0.3
Jean-Guy Lagace 82.2 2.5 1.9 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.1
Joe DiPenta 80.2 2.5 2.2 1.2 0.6
Wayne McBean 79.7 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.6 0.2 -0.2
Chris Luongo 79.2 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.2
Barry Melrose 78.5 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.1
Neil Belland 78.5 3.0 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.2
Ken Hammond 78.2 2.5 2.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 -0.3
Gord Smith 77.1 2.5 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1
Matt Walker 77.0 2.9 1.6 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 25, 2011: Traded to Florida by Nashville for future considerations, February 25, 2011.

July 7, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 7, 2011.

February 27, 2012: Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver for Marc-Andre Gragnani, February 27, 2012.

October 17, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), October 17, 2012.

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