Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brett Hauer
Born in Richfield, Minnesota, Hauer was chosen 71st overall by the Vancouver Canucks after starring with his local high school. He then continued his amateur career with four excellent seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he was named to the WCHA first all-star team in 1983. Before turning pro, Hauer spent most of the 1993-94 season with the US national team and represented his country at the Lillehammer Olympics. Following the tournament the young blueliner joined the Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL then spent the 1994-95 season with Sweden's AIK Solna.

Prior to the 1995-96 season, Hauer was traded to the Edmonton Oilers where he showed promise in 29 games. As the Oilers improved their depth, Hauer spent most of his time in the IHL where he was a top offensive defenceman. After reaching double figures in goals for the fifth straight year, he was signed by the Kings who were looking to upgrade their blueline after Rob Blake was traded. Following a brief stint with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester, Hauer moved to the Nashville Predators. The Richfield, Minnesota native went to play three games with the Preds' while seeing most of his action with the team's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

In 2002-03, Hauer signed with Servette Geneve of the Swiss National League and was a member of United States World Championship bronze medal team in 2004. Throughout his career, Hauer has represented his homeland at four World Championships (1995, 2003-2005) and one Winter Olympics (1994).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Richfield Spartans High-MN 24 3 3 6
1988-89 Richfield Spartans High-MN 24 8 15 23 70
1989-90 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 37 2 6 8 44
1990-91 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 30 1 7 8 54
1991-92 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 33 8 14 22 40
1992-93 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 40 10 46 56 52
1992-93 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 8
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 57 6 14 20 88
1993-94 United States Olympics 8 0 0 0 10
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 21 0 7 7 8 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 AIK Solna Sweden 37 1 3 4 38
1994-95 United States WC-A 6 2 2 4 4
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 29 4 2 6 30 -11
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 17 3 5 8 29
1996-97 Chicago Wolves IHL 81 10 30 40 50 4 2 0 2 4
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 82 13 48 61 58 +13 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 81 15 56 71 66 +17 5 0 5 5 4
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 2 2 2 -2
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 77 13 47 60 92 +2 2 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Manitoba Moose IHL 82 17 42 59 52 -15 13 1 9 10 12
2001-02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 29 2 11 13 38 -11
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 6 -3
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 48 6 21 27 14 -4
2002-03 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 44 10 16 26 24 6 0 1 1 8
2002-03 United States WC-A 6 1 1 2 2 -2
2003-04 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 48 7 25 32 42 12 1 4 5 10
2003-04 United States WC-A 9 0 0 0 6 +3
2004-05 EV Zug Swiss 29 3 15 18 8 1 1 0 1 2
2004-05 United States WC-A 7 2 4 6 4 0
2005-06 HC Davos Swiss 41 13 22 35 54 15 4 8 12 16
2006-07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Russia 44 4 6 10 60 7 1 3 4 0
2007-08 EHC Basel Swiss 46 5 20 25 74 9 0 4 4 10
NHL Totals 37 4 4 8 38


WCHA First All-Star Team (1993)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1993)
IHL First All-Star Team (1999, 2000, 2001)
Govenors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (2000, 2001)
Signed as a free agent by Las Vegas (IHL), February 15, 1994. Traded to Edmonton by Vancouver for Edmonton's 7th round pick (Larry Shapley) in 1997 NHL Draft, August 24, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (IHL), September 15, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 8, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Los Angeles for Rich Brennan, December 19, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Geneve-Servette (Swiss), July 11, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Basel (Swiss), June 4, 2007.
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