Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sean Hill
Sean Hill was drafted by Montreal in 1988. He continued to play for the University of Wisconsin for the next two years and was part of the 1989 NCAA Championship team. In 1990-91, Hill played for the Badgers and then saw playoff action with Frediericton of the AHL. He made his NHL debut with Montreal during the 1991 playoffs, suiting up for one game with the Canadiens.

The following year was a busy one for Hill, as he skated with the U.S. National Team and the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as playing 42 games in the AHL and four playoff games with Montreal. Hill divided his time during the 1992-93 season between Fredericton and Montreal and had a chance to skate with the Stanley Cup along with his NHL teammates as the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup championships. The Expansion Draft sent Hill to Anaheim where he scored the first goal in Mighty Ducks franchise history.

After a season with the Ducks, Hill was back in Canada playing for the Ottawa Senators. He stayed with the Sens until being traded to Carolina in 1997. It was with the Hurricanes in 1999-00 that Hill recorded career highs in goals (13), assists (31), and total points (44). Hill went on to play parts of three seasons in Carolina before being acquired by the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2000. With the Blues, Hill battles injuries and was limited to a mere 48 games in his first season with the club. Early into the 2001-02 season, Hill was re-acquired by Carolina and was instrumental in the team's run to the Stalney Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings. After two more season with the Canes, Hill was acquired by the Florida Panthers in the summer of 2004.

As a member of the Panthers, Hill would suit up for 78 games with the club and become a regular in the line-up. His stint with the Panthers however was short lived as he was signed by the New York Islanders in the summer of 2006.

The veteran defenseman laced up in 81 games for the Islanders in 2006-07 and helped the team in its drive for the playoffs. The club would clinch 8th place in the Eastern Conference and qualify for the postseason, however just prior to one of the Islanders playoff games, Hill was suspended by the NHL for testing positive for use of the anabolic steroid boldenone. Hill was unsigned by the Islanders and received a 20-game suspension by the NHL.

On July 6, 2007 Hill was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Lakefield Chiefs ON-Jr.C 3 1 1 2 14
1987-88 Duluth East Greyhounds High-MN 24 10 17 27
1988-89 University of Wisconsin WCHA 45 2 23 25 69
1989-90 University of Wisconsin WCHA 42 14 39 53 78
1989-90 United States WJC-A 7 0 3 3 10
1990-91 University of Wisconsin WCHA 37 19 32 51 122
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1991-92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 42 7 20 27 65 7 1 3 4 6
1991-92 United States Nat-Tm 12 4 3 7 16
1991-92 United States Olympics 8 2 0 2 6
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 1 0 1 2
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 2 6 8 54 -5 3 0 0 0 4
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 1 3 4 10
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 68 7 20 27 78 -12
1993-94 United States WC-A 8 0 2 2 6
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 1 14 15 30 -11
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 7 14 21 94 -26
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 4 +1
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 1 1 2 6 -3
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 0 5 5 48 -2
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 54 0 10 10 48 +9
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 62 13 31 44 59 +3
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 1 10 11 51 +5 15 0 1 1 12
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 0 3 3 28 +1
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 7 23 30 61 -1 23 4 4 8 20
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 5 24 29 141 +4
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 13 26 39 84 -2
2004-05
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 78 2 18 20 80 +3
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 81 1 24 25 110 +6 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 35 2 7 9 32 -16 5 0 0 0 4
2008-09 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 47 3 14 17 112 10 1 1 2 59
NHL Totals 876 62 236 298 1008 55 5 5 10 42


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1990, 1991)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1991)
Claimed by Anaheim from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Ottawa by Anaheim with Anaheim's 9th round choice (Frederic Cassivi) in 1994 Entry Draft for Ottawa's 3rd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Vadim Epanchintsev) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 29, 1994.
Missed remainder of 1996-97 due to knee injury vs. New Jersey, October 18, 1996. Traded to Carolina by Ottawa for Chris Murray, November 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2000. Traded to Carolina by St. Louis for Steve Halko and Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Lane Manson) in 2002 Entry Draft, December 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 6, 2007. Suspended 20 games for violating NHL's performance-enhancing substances program, April 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Biel (Swiss), August 7, 2008.