Sean Hill
Position Defense
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Born February 14 1970 (1970-02-14) (age 50),
Duluth, MN, USA
NHL Draft 167th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1991 – 2009

Sean Ronald Hill (born February 14, 1970) is an American professional ice hockey player. He was most recently a defenseman for the Minnesota Wild in the NHL. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens. For the 2008/09 season he signed a contract with EHC Biel from Swiss National League.

Playing careerEdit

Hill was drafted in the 8th round, 167th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft from Wisconsin Badgers and was a member of the United States 1992 Winter Olympic Team. On October 8, 1993, Hill scored the first goal in the history of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a 2-7 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. In August 2006 he signed a one year contract with the Islanders.


On April 20, 2007, Hill became the first player to be suspended for abusing the performance enhancing substance policy the NHL and NHLPA have put in place. Hill began the mandatory 20 game suspension in Game 5 of the Islanders' Eastern Conference Quarter-Final versus the Buffalo Sabres. The Islanders lost the game and were eliminated from the playoffs. Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said that he supported the league's decision to suspend Hill.[1] Hill, who was signed by the Minnesota Wild as a free agent in July 2007, would be required to sit out the first 19 games of the 2007/08 season without pay. In July, Hill passed both a lie detector test and independent drug test regarding his substance abuse. In a statement, the Wild said, "We believe Sean did not knowingly take any banned performance-enhancing substance."[2] Hill returned to the lineup on November 21, 2007, after completing the 20-game suspension.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88Duluth East GreyhoundsHigh School24101727
1988–89University of Wisconsin–MadisonNCAA452232569
1989–90University of Wisconsin–MadisonNCAA4214395378
1990–91University of Wisconsin–MadisonNCAA37193251122
1990–91Montreal CanadiensNHL10000
1990–91Fredericton CanadiensAHL30222
1991–92Fredericton CanadiensAHL42720276571346
1991–92Montreal CanadiensNHL41012
1992–93Fredericton CanadiensAHL613410
1992–93Montreal CanadiensNHL312685430004
1993–94Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL687202778
1994–95Ottawa SenatorsNHL451141530
1995–96Ottawa SenatorsNHL807142194
1996–97Ottawa SenatorsNHL50004
1997–98Ottawa SenatorsNHL131126
1997–98Carolina HurricanesNHL4205548
1998–99Carolina HurricanesNHL540101048
1999–00Carolina HurricanesNHL6213314459
2000–01St. Louis BluesNHL4811011511501112
2001–02St. Louis BluesNHL2303328
2001–02Carolina HurricanesNHL4972330612344820
2002–03Carolina HurricanesNHL8252429141
2003–04Carolina HurricanesNHL8013263984
2004–05DNP — LockoutNHL
2005–06Florida PanthersNHL782182080
2006–07New York IslandersNHL811242511040000
2007–08Minnesota WildNHL342792850004
2008–09EHC BielSwiss-A4731720112
NHL totals87562236298100450551038
AHL totals 48 8 23 0 75 10 1 5 6 8
NCAA totals 124 35 94 129 269


  1. Islanders' Hill suspended 20 games (2007). Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Defenseman Hill returns from suspension for Wild (2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-26.

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