Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chad Rau
Chad Rau was born January 18, 1987 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A product of Colorado College, Rau was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On May 17, 2010, as an unrestricted free agent (after not signing with the Maple Leafs) Rau signed with the Mineesota Wild and joined their AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros for the 2009-10 season.

On January 21, 2012, Rau would make his NHL debut for the Minnesota Wild in a game against the Dallas Stars. He would score his first NHL goal and the goal would prove to be the game winner as the Wild held on for a 5-2 victory. He would go on to appear in nine games for the Wild in the late stages of the 2011-12 season and score one more time.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 57 31 40 71 32 -10
2004-05 United States WJ18-A 6 1 0 1 0 +2
2005-06 Colorado College WCHA 42 13 17 30 8
2006-07 Colorado College WCHA 39 14 17 31 4
2007-08 Colorado College WCHA 40 28 14 42 8
2008-09 Colorado College WCHA 38 18 19 37 6
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 79 19 19 38 7 -2
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 60 13 27 40 12 +10 24 6 3 9 2
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 9 2 0 2 0 -1
2011-12 Houston Aeros AHL 67 14 21 35 2 +6 4 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Houston Aeros AHL 60 16 11 27 6 +7 5 1 2 3 0
2013-14 Iowa Wild AHL 33 1 6 7 0 -2
2013-14 Worcester Sharks AHL 28 2 4 6 6 -11
2014-15 EHC Linz Austria 24 3 4 7 2 0
2014-15 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 26 9 5 14 0 7 4 2 6 2
2015-16 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 60 28 18 46 0 6 2 1 3 4
2016-17 Kunlun Red Star Beijing (CHN) KHL 60 20 20 40 6 5 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 9 2 0 2 0


USHL All-Rookie Team (2005) USHL First All-Star Team (2005) USHL Rookie of the Year (2005) WCHA First All-Star Team (2008, 2009) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2008, 2009) Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), October 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, May 17, 2010. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Curt Gogol, February 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Linz (Austria), July 22, 2014. Signed as a free agent by SaiPa (Finland), December 31, 2014.
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