Cory Sarich
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 16/08/1978
DRAFTED: BUF: 1996-27 overall


Played his 750th career game, was a +2 and picked up an assist on Oct.16 ... led the team in hits (5) and blocked shots (5) on Oct.28 ... tied a team high in hits (5) on Nov.12 ... led the team in blocked shots (4) on Dec.3 ... led the team in hits (6) on Dec.5 ... scored his first goal of the season on Dec.7 ... led the team in hits (4) on Dec.13 ... led the team in blocked shots (4) on Jan.11 ... scored the game tying goal on Feb.1 ... played in his 800th career game on Feb.11 ... scored the game winning goal on Feb.16 ... had a team high +3 on Mar.12 ... named as the Ralph Scurfield Flames Humanitarian Award winner for the 2010-11 season ... scored his 4th goal on Mar.23 - one shy of tying a career high

2009-10: Missed the first five games with a lower body injury ... made his 2009-10 debut on Oct.12 in Chicago ... played in his 700th career game on Nov.4 ... had a team high five hits on Nov.21 ... missed Nov.25-Jan.2 with an injury ... returned from injury on Jan.5 after missing 19 games ...picked up his first point (an assist) on Jan.9 since returning from injury ... was a +3 on Jan.30 ... was a team high +3 on March 5 ... scored his first goal of the season, whiched proved to be the game winner on Apr.2

Scored his first goal of the season on Nov.6 NSH 6 @ CGY 7 ... recorded his 100th career point with an assist on Nov.25 LA 2 @ CGY 6 ... collected 2 assists, was a team high +4, had two fights and was named 2nd star on Dec.16 CGY 6 @ STL 3 ... registered his first three point game of the season (1+2) on Feb.14 CGY 7 @ CGY 5 ... registered his 100th career assist on Feb.27 MIN 1 @ CGY 4 ... missed the last six games of the regular season with a lower body injury ... PLAYOFFS: missed game #1on Apr.16 CGY 2 @ CHI 3 OT with an injury ... retrned in game #2 on Apr.18 CGY 2 @ CHI 3 after missing seven games with injury

2007-08: Finished 3rd on the team in PIM (135) and 3rd amongst Flames defencemen in games played (80) … finished 17th amongst NHL defencemen in hits (157) … scored his first goal as a Flame on Oct.6 VAN 4 @ CGY 3 (OT), and was named as the games 3rd star ... played in his 400th consecutive games on Nov.1 DET 4 @ CGY 1, which was the second longest current streak in the NHL ... had his first multi-point game as a Flame with two assists and tied a team high in +/- (+2), hits (3), and blocked shots (2) on Nov.24 CGY 5 @ COL 2, and was named as the games 1st star ... had his first multi-fight game with the Flames (vs. Stortini and Glencross) on Feb.4 CGY 0 @ EDM 5 ... played in his 600th career game on Feb.26 COL 3 @ CGY 2 OT ... ended the NHL's longest current ironman streak at 453 games on Mar.1 CGY 3 @ PHX 1 … PLAYOFFS: Played in all seven playoff games registering one assist, four penalty minutes, and averaging 19:34 minutes of ice time … led the Flames in hits (4) including a huge hit on Sharks captain Patrick Marleau, which teammates credit him with turning the game around from a 3-0 deficit to a 4-3 Flames win on Apr.13 SJ 3 @ CGY 4

2006-07: Played in all 82 games for TB … registered 15 assists, and 70 PIM, while averaging 18:06 in
ice time … had a season high two assists on Mar.31 vs. WSH … had a season high 23:30 of ice time on Dec.30 vs. MTL and again on Mar.31 vs. WSH … had a season +3 rating on Mar.22 vs. NJ and again on Mar.31 vs. WSH … had a season high 3 shots on goal on Nov.16 vs. CAR and again on Mar.30 at CAR …
PLAYOFFS: Played in all six games vs. NJ, registering 2 PIM … was a +1 and landed two hits in Game 1 … had a +2 rating, landed two hits and logged 18:32 of ice time in Game 3 … landed three hits in Game 5

2005-06: Played in his 300th consecutive game to extend his franchise record games played
streak … set a personal high with 6 shots on goal Apr.1 @ FLA … logged a season high of 28:15 in ice time Mar.30 vs. ATL … tied his career best with an assist in his second consecutive game and blocked four shots Mr.27 @ CAR … scored his first goal of the season and added an assist Mar.25 vs. NYR …
added an assist to tie Cory Cross for 33rd on the all-time Lightning assists list (58) … dished out the primary assist, his second of the season, and set the Lightning record for most consecutive games played with 227, surpassing Rob Zamuner (226) Oct.8 vs. FLA … recorded his first point of the season
with an assist and logged 19:28 of ice time Oct.5 vs. CAR … PLAYOFFS: Tied for 8th on the Lightning in points with one … tied for 3rd on the team among defenceman with a -1 rating … recorded his first point of the playoffs with an assist and had two shots on goal in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. OTT … recorded a +1 rating in two of the five games in the series … landed a total of 11 hits in the series …

2003-04: Set new career highs in assists, points, plus/ minus, shorthanded goals, and shots while appearing in all 82 games for the 2nd consecutive season … led Lightning defencemen in penalty minutes with 89 … recorded two multi-point games, doubling his total prior to 2003-04 … was one of two Lightning defencemen to score a shorthanded goal … surpassed Brad Richards for the second longest games played streak in franchise history when he played his 209th consecutive game Mar.5 vs. NJ … he finished the season with an active streak of 224 games … scored his first career short handed goal Mar.3 vs. CHI setting a new career best for points in a season with his 15th and 16th of the year... recorded his 12th assist of the year setting a new career best for assists in a season Feb.28 vs. WSH ... tied Rob Zamuner for 10th all-time in Lightning penalty minutes with 323 on Feb.26 vs. TOR ... scored his first goal of the season, the 4th game winning goal of his career, Dec.7 @ NYR ... named NHL Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov.23/03 ... played 62:17 without being on the ice for a goal-against, and 152:30 in the previous eight games, allowing only one goal ... had his third multi-point game of his career (last 4/1/02 vs. NYR) Nov.1 vs. CAR … PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 23 games in Tampa’s Stanley Cup Championship run setting career bests in games played, penalty minutes, and shots … recorded 12 PIM for a personal post-season high in Game 3 @ CGY May 29 … logged more than 30 minutes of ice time (30:09) in Game 6 @ PHI May 20 … recorded his second point of the playoffs in Game 2 Apr.25 vs. MTL ... recorded his third career playoff point, his first of the
post-season with an assist in Game 3 vs. New York

2002-03: One of three Lightning players to appear in all 82 games … set career-highs in points
(14), goals (5), and games played ... registered first point of the season with an assist on Martin St. Louis’s SHG Oct.18 vs. ATL ... scored first goal of the season with OT goal Nov.17 at CAR (first career OT goal), snapping a streak of 150 games without a goal ... saw season-high 25:14 of ice time in 1-0
win vs. DET (Jan.7) … PLAYOFFS: Made his playoff debut, appearing in all 11 games and recording two assists and 6 PIM … was +2, tied with Fredrik Modin for second best on team … recorded first career playoff point with assist on Lightning’s first goal of 2003 Playoffs in Game 2 vs. WSH on Apr.12 … tied team record with five shots in OT in Game 5 @ NJ on May 2

2001-02: Third on team with 112 hits ... set career-highs in assists (11) … scored six points in the season’s final eight games ... returned from injury Oct.20 vs. NYR with first career multi-point game (2A), including an assist on the GWG ... assessed career-high 19 PIM Oct.25 vs. LA ... assigned to Springfield (AHL) on Nov.20 for conditioning assignment and returned to team Nov.25

2000-01: Appeared in 73 games, scoring 9 points (1G, 8A) … third on team with 136 hits and 83 blocked shots … registered first point of the season with an assist vs. ATL on Oct.15 … assigned to Detroit (IHL) on Oct.26 and recalled on Nov.4 … scored first career goal Nov.24 vs. FLA

1999-00: Recorded career-0-6-6 in 59 games with TB and BUF … registered first NHL point, an assist, Nov.19 at ATL … made his Lightning debut Mar.10 vs. FLA … recorded his first Lightning point, an assist, Mar.12 vs. CHI

1998-99: Spent major part of season with Rochester (AHL) … appeared in four games with BUF …
made NHL debut Feb.9 for BUF in 1-1 tie at OTT … selected to Bauer AHL All-Rookie Team … played with Canadian All-Stars in AHL All-Star Game (Jan.25) … played in 1st professional game Oct.10 with Rochester (IHL) at Adirondack … registered first professional point (assist) vs. Cincinnati (Oct.17)


1997-98: Appeared in his second consecutive World Junior tournament for Team Canada in 1998, recording an assist and six penalty minutes in seven games... served as an Assistant Captain... 1996-97: Appeared in seven games for Canada in the World Junior Championships, recording six PIMs for the gold medal winners.


Played parts of four seasons with Saskatoon and part of one season with Seattle of the Western Hockey League from 1994-95 to 1997-98 ... 1997-98: Split the season between Saskatoon and Seattle of the WHL, appearing in 33 games with Saskatoon and 13 with Seattle ... recorded career-highs with eight goals, 40 assists and 48 points in 46 games ... named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team ... 1996-97: Led Saskatoon defencemen in scoring with six goals and 27 assists ... fourth on team in penalty minutes with 158 ... 1995-96: Played in 59 games, registering 5-18-23 ... appeared in three playoff games, recording 4 PIM ... 1994-95: Joined Saskatoon for final six games of the regular season, and appeared in three playoff games, recording an assist.