Hardy Sauter
Born (1971-02-25)February 25, 1971,
Dayton Ohio, United States
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Oklahoma City Blazers
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1995–2005

Hardy Sauter (born February 25, 1971) is an American-Canadian former ice hockey Defenseman and coach.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Sauter played junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings and Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. He made his professional debut with the ECHL Tallahassee Tiger Sharks during the 1995–96 season. Sauter also played for the Houston Aeros in the International Hockey League.[1]

As a player Sauter was best known as a member of the Oklahoma City Blazers in the Central Hockey League. Sauter played in 590 games with the Blazers between 1996 and 2005, retiring as the CHL's all-time scoring leader among defensemen and in the league's all-time top 10 overall in assists and points. Sauter was elected to the CHL Hall of Fame in 2013.[2]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Immediately after retiring from the Blazers in 2005 Sauter accepted the head coaching position with the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In 2007 Sauter was hired as an assistant coach by the Spokane Chiefs and promoted to head coach the following season, but was fired in 2010.

Later in 2010 Sauter became head coach of the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. Sauter compiled a 63-59-22 record in two seasons in Idaho, but failed to take the team past the second round in the ECHL playoffs.[1] The Steelheads declined to renew his contract after the 2011–12 season.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hardy Sauter hockey statistics and profile, hockeyDB.com. (accessed 15 June 2014)
  2. "CHL To Honor Doug Lawrence and HOF Members at Tonight's Game", Tulsa Oilers. (accessed 15 June 2014)
  3. "May 4, 2012 in Sports", The Spokesman-Review, May 4, 2012. (accessed 15 June 2014)
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