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Jean-Claude Sawyer
Jean-Claude Sawyer
Number: 54
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 12, 1986
Birthplace: Saint John, NB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2007.
Drafted: MIN / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (161st overall)

2007-08: Made his professional debut, splitting the season between the Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL) and Rockford IceHogs (AHL) … Led Pensacola defensemen and ranked third overall on the squad with 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists) in 65 outings … Accrued four penalty minutes in four contests with Rockford.

2006-07: Led QMJHL defensemen in his final junior campaign with 62 assists and 77 points – both career highs – in 68 contests with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles … Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team … Ranked second in the league with a +40 plus/minus rating ... Matched a QMJHL season-high with a career-best six points (three goals, three assists) on Feb. 4 … Registered 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in 16 postseason contests.

Paced Cape Breton defensemen with 12 goals, 41 assists and 53 points and ranked second with a career-high 108 penalty minutes in 69 regular-season outings … Potted four goals in nine playoff contests.

2004-05: Ranked second among Screaming Eagles blueliners with 10 goals, 22 assists and 32 points in 58 regular-season matchups … Appeared in five postseason games, posting two goals and two assists.

2003-04: Recorded 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 56 regular-season outings with Cape Breton before posting two penalty minutes in two playoff contests.

Made his junior debut, collecting five points (three goals, two assists) and 44 penalty minutes in 31 regular-season games with Cape Breton … Accrued two penalty minutes in three playoff matchups.