Michael Joseph Mottau
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 3.19.78 Quincy, Massachusetts
How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Worcester IceCats (AHL), 7.17.06
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders, 9.28.10
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2007-08
NJ
76
4
13
17
-11
48
68
1
5
6
0
0
0
1
2008-09
NJ
80
1
14
15
24
35
61
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
2009-10
NJ
79
2
16
18
4
41
74
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
235
7
43
50
17
124
203
1
8
9
0
1
1
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Up until 07-08, Mottau had been a career minor leaguer. Opportunity presented itself when Colin White was down with
his eye injury, though. (Oddly enough, they would eventually become regular defense partners.)

He did have some offensive skills (He WAS a Hobey Baker winner back at BC.), but his defensive play left a lot to
be desired. And it showed frequently during the year.

He did have one stretch at midseason where everything was clicking for him. I'll give him that, even if nobody else will.
In fact, he did maintain some good play with the puck.

In the end, there are a lot of Devils fans that won't ever like Mottau. "It's too close!"

Yeah, Matteau reference.

He did not see a lot of games in the two years he was with the Islanders. In a strange twist of fate, his absence during
the 10-11 season was primarily from an eye injury.

After he was traded to Boston, he didn't stick around for very long in subsequent stops, either. He had largely played in
the A up until his retirement in 2014; he saw 6 games with the Bruins after the trade, and 8 games in 2014 with the
Florida Panthers.

Currently, he's working as a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Entry Draft: 1997 Seventh Round Pick (182nd overall) by the
New York Rangers
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2007-08
NJ
5
1
0
1
-3
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2008-09
NJ
7
1
1
2
-3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2009-10
NJ
5
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
17
2
2
4
-6
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise