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Former B's D-man Mottau announces his retirement

After living out his boyhood NHL dream in parts of nine seasons at hockey’s highest level, former Boston College and Boston Bruins defenseman Mike Mottau has decided to retire from playing professional hockey. Mottau told that he made the decision last weekend after holding some discussions with the Providence Bruins about potentially playing one more season in the B’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers recall Crabb and Mottau from AHL San Antonio

The Florida Panthers have recalled right wing Joey Crabb and defenseman Mike Mottau from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio, the team announced Tuesday. Both players will be available for the Panthers’ home game Tuesday night against the Coyotes. Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson was injured in Sunday’s 5-2 home loss to the Bruins. Gudbranson left midway through the third...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFAs In A Holding Pattern

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Mike Mottau hasn’t given up hope that he’ll be back with the hometown Boston Bruins next season, but he’s one of many free agents waiting in limbo while a CBA is worked out between the NHL and the NHLPA. Mottau was with Bruins teammates Shawn Thornton, Tuukka Rask and Daniel Paille taking batting practice at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Mottau Enjoyed Return to Hometown, Could Be Valuable Veteran Insurance If Re-Signed by Bruins

Editor's Note: The Bruins are facing a longer offseason than they had hoped after their title defense was ended early with a first-round loss to Washington. The extra time could come in handy though, as the Bruins have plenty of decisions to make this summer. At the top of that list is what they will do with the many pending free agents on their roster. Each day over the next...
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Mottau Maintaining His Allegiance to Boston College, Readies Trash Talk for Former Roommate Chris Kunitz

BOSTON -- Mike Mottau is loving life in a black and gold world these days since the Avon, Mass. native came back home to the Bruins in a deal at the NHL trade deadline. But there's still plenty of maroon and a slightly different hue of gold that runs through Mottau's veins, as the former Boston College star will always remain an Eagle at heart. Mottau, who won the Hobey Baker...
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Mottau Enjoying Return Home to Boston, Especially Since Bruins Blueliner Is Confident His Boston College Eagles Can Make Run at Another NCAA Title

Mike Mottau will freely admit he is hardly an unbiased observer, but the Bruins defenseman does believe that the top-seeded Boston College hockey squad has a very good chance of adding to the town's impressive collection of championships in the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Eagles have won 15 straight games, including a 4-1 victory over Maine Saturday night in the Hockey East...
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Defending champs shore up roster at trade deadline

The defending Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins acquired forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders at the trade deadline on Monday without giving up anyone from their NHL roster. Both players have experience in the city. Rolston played for the Bruins from 2000-04, and Mottau went to Boston College. ''To be able to go to a contender and...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins obtain F Rolston, D Mottau from Islanders

The Boston Bruins acquired forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders prior to Monday's trade deadline. The Bruins gave up prospects Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin in the deal. Both players will report to Bridgeport of the AHL. Boston also traded for defenseman Greg Zanon of Minnesota in exchange for defenseman Steve Kampfer in a separate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Leetch, Mike Mottau Headline Top Five Defensemen in Hockey East History

Brian Leetch enjoyed a very successful NHL career. But before he was manning the Rangers' blue line, he was tearing it up for Boston College. NESN's Josh Ciocco shared his list of the top five defensemen in Hockey East history prior to Saturday's UMass-Lowell-BU showdown, and Leetch's name was penciled in. He didn't earn the top spot, though, which may come as...
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dipietro, Mottau Return to LI for Reevaluation

Prior to tonight’s Islanders victory over the Carolina Hurricanes the team announced that Rick Dipietro and Mike Mottau returned to Long Island to be reevaluated by team doctors. The official statement was that the players returned due to a lower body injury (Dipietro) and an upper body injury (Mottau). Dipietro is still on injured reserve and the Islanders have Anders Nilsson...
Via Islanders Hockey Blog
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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