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Jean-Claude Sawyer
Jean-Claude Sawyer
Defenseman
(SOI-uhr, ZHAWN-KLOHD)
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)
CAREER:

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.

2005-06:
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.

2002-03:
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.