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 CSNNE.com 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

Johnny Gaudreau wins the 2014 Hobey Baker Award; Signs with Calgary

Johnny Gaudreau with the 2014 Hobey Baker Award (Photo c/o Melissa Wade) Johnny Gaudreau became the third Boston College Eagle to win the Hobey Baker Award Friday night in Philadelphia. Gaudreau joins David Emma (1991) and Mike Mottau (2000) as past Hobey winners from BC. The Carney’s Point, NJ native led the country in every scoring category with 36 goals, 44 assists and 80...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 11, 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

Cat Bites: Panthers back at practice after Olympic break

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are looking forward to hitting the reset button. The Cats returned to the ice Thursday for their first full-squad practice after a 12-day Olympic break. Everyone except Olympians Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky took part in training. ''Everyone seemed to be happy to be back on the ice,'' Panthers coach Peter Horachek...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Beanpot Media Day: Boston Hockey Schools Talk Tradition, Turnarounds

For the four hockey-playing schools in Boston, the Beanpot tournament represents a major milestone. Not only has it been one of the largest events on the New England college hockey calendar for decades, with its format remaining unchanged since the early 1950s, but it also marks the unofficial yearly starting line for the frantic sprint to the postseason. Coaches and players from...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cat Bites: Players appreciate switch to simpler system

The Florida Panthers just needed a change.A little less than a week after overhauling their coaching staff, the Panthers find themselves rejuvenated. They snapped a nine-game winless streak Tuesday night and are once again expressing optimism about the season ahead.There's a tangible difference in the locker room atmosphere. Guys are hanging around longer to chatting amongst...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers Ink Mike Mottau, Crabb, Winchester, Matthias by   Steven Ellis

The Florida Panthers have signed four players today, adding depth guys Mike Mottau (one year), Jesse Winchester (one year) and Joey Crabb (two years), as well as re-signing centreman Shawn Matthias (two years). Mottau was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played four years of college hockey at Boston College, and was [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Eakins Not A Systems Guy; Vigneault Has Experience With Media Scrutiny

Brett Cyrgalis at the New York Post spoke with former Ranger Mike Mottau about his ex-coach and Blueshirts head coach candidate Dallas Eakins... “He was able to look at certain guys and let them play to their strengths and work on their weaknesses. Other coaches promote themselves and their system, but he was looking at the betterment of the group. He was just a breath of fresh...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 07, 2013  |  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

Shawn Thornton, Bruins Take Batting Practice at Fenway Park (Video)

Four members of the Boston Bruins -- Shawn Thornton, Tuukka Rask, Mike Mottau and Daniel Paille -- were welcomed by another major Boston sports franchise to their home venue on Tuesday afternoon. The foursome joined members of the Boston Red Sox for their pregame routine and took batting practice for about 20 minutes and shagged some fly balls in the outfield -- don't worry,...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 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...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Purrgeron Plays GM: Part Two: Free Agency

Human's Note: All salary cap numbers are provided by capgeek.com. So if you find fault in any of my financials, please go blame them. Also, this will be part of a series, though we aren't sure how long because cats are strange, strange animals. If you haven't read part one, you should do that before you continue on. My trade block had mixed emotions among the fan base...
Via Days of Y'Orr
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Expects Brian Rolston to Fill Void Left by Nathan Horton in Playoffs (Video)

The Boston Bruins made a number of additions to the roster at the trade deadline this season. The acquisitions included guys like Greg Zanon, Mike Mottau and former-Bruin Brian Rolston, and each will play a role in Boston's chase for another Stanley Cup title. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was pleased with the B's additions at the deadline and feels that the team has plenty of...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 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...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Corvo Returns to Bruins Lineup, But Shoring Up Blueliner's Game Still a Work in Progress

BOSTON – For the first 70 games of the season, Joe Corvo was a fixture on the Bruins defense. He was one of just a handful of players to dress for every game to that point, but had struggled for much of the season. With the depth added at the deadline with the acquisition of veteran blueliners Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau, Corvo found himself suddenly out of the mix, a healthy scratch...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 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...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Max Sauve on Emergency Basis, Forward Will Join B's for Game in Pittsburgh

Benoit Pouliot was a surprising scratch just prior to Saturday's game against the Capitals, forcing defenseman Mike Mottau to jump up to forward -- a role the veteran blue liner hasn't seen much of in the past. Perhaps trying to avoid a repeat on Sunday, when the Bruins travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins, the team has recalled forward Max Sauve from Providence on...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot a Surprising Scratch With Lower-Body Injury, But Mike Mottau Manages to Fill Void Up Front

BOSTON – The Bruins have been hard hit by injuries of late, particularly up front. But it wasn't until after warm-ups just before Saturday's matinee clash with the Capitals that Boston coach Claude Julien learned that he wouldn't even have a full complement of 12 forwards available for the contest. Benoit Pouliot skated his regular turn on the third line in the line...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Marty Turco Becomes Latest Bruins Addition, Joins Deadline Acquisitions for Stretch Run

The Bruins roster looks considerably different right now than it did just a couple of weeks ago. Injuries led the Bruins to bolster their depth at practically every position, as they added some help on the blue line in Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau as well as up front by bringing back Brian Rolston. Now, in the wake of Tuukka Rask's injury the B's turn to veteran netminder Marty...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Julien unfazed by logjam on defense

WILMINGTON - The battles continue tonight. The most obvious and important fight concerns the standings, where the Bruins' lead over second-place Ottawa has been sliced to a single point in the Northeast Division. The B's will still be there after tonight (the Senators are off), and will still be No. 2 in the Eastern Conference, but if they don't get any points out of...
Via Fox Sports
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards Mailbag: Bruins Must 'Go Play in Traffic' in Order to Jump-Start Slumping Offense

The Bruins finally returned home on Tuesday night, and waiting for the was a hungry Ottawa Senators team. The Sens took a much needed win away from TD Garden on the same night that a pair of new Bruins made their debuts. The league is a week or two from really hitting the stretch run, which gives the B's and their new additions -- Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau and Greg Zanon --...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Pleased with Depth Added to Roster, Says 'Everyone's Been Put On Notice' There Will Be Competition for Lineup Spots

WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Bruins added depth at the trade deadline, but the additions of Greg Zanon, Mike Mottau and Brian Rolston might bring something even more important to the club. The addition of three veteran players creates a competition for playing time that was sorely lacking after injuries left the club shorthanded in recent weeks. The Bruins now have seven NHL-caliber...
Via NESN.com
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Progressing in Recovery, Skates on His Own Before Bruins Practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. -– The Bruins returned to practice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena bolstered with reinforcements from the trade deadline with newcomers Brian Rolston, Mike Mottau and Greg Zanon all taking part. Zanan's first day in a Bruins sweater even gave the Bruins an extra defenseman for the workout. They hope to have two extra defensemen soon, but Johnny Boychuk remains...
Via NESN.com
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins Mailbag: B's Still Have Potential for Deep Playoff Run, But Rangers Will Present Sizable Challenge

The trade deadline has come and gone, and perhaps to the chagrin of the many readers who have spent the last few weeks proposing all sorts of bold moves to acquire virtually every star player imaginable, Peter Chiarelli took a more conservative and prudent approach. He didn't overreact to the club's recent struggles and break up a Stanley Cup-winning roster. Instead he augmented...
Via NESN.com
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Corvo aware of crowded blue line

The fact that the Bruins acquired two defensemen in Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau Monday was not lost on Joe Corvo.
Via Boston.com
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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