Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Sawyer
Born in Christina Lake, BC, Kevein Sawyer played in the Kootenay and BC junior leagues then moved up to the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL in 1992-93. After three seasons in Spokane, Sawyer signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues midway through the 1994-95 WHL season. A rugged hard-nosed player who doesn't shy away from the physical game, Sawyer joined the IHL's Peoria Rivermen following his season in Spokane before splitting the 1995-96 season with the AHL's Worcester IceCats and St. Louis.

After beginning the 1995-96 season with the Blues organization, Sawyer was traded to the Boston Bruins and split the remainder of the season between Boston and the team's AHL affiliate in Providence. Apart from four games, Sawyer was basically a farmhand on the Bruins. In 1997-98 he led the IHL with 398 penalty minutes as a member of the Michigan K-Wings. He signed with the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent in August, 1999 but was only recalled for three games and spent the better part of the season with the AHL's Springfield Falcons. Following a one year stint with the Coyotes organization, Sawyer joined the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the summer as a free agent.

Over the next three seasons, Sawyer has seen more playing time and managed to score his first ever NHL goal during the 2001-02 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Grand Forks Border Bruins KIJHL 24 9 11 20 200
1991-92 Kelowna Spartans BCJHL 3 0 0 0 9
1991-92 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 12 0 1 1 18
1991-92 Penticton Panthers BCJHL 3 0 0 0 13
1992-93 Spokane Chiefs WHL 62 4 3 7 274 8 1 1 2 13
1993-94 Spokane Chiefs WHL 60 10 15 25 350 3 0 1 1 6
1994-95 Spokane Chiefs WHL 54 7 9 16 365 11 2 0 2 58
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 2 0 0 0 12
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 0 0 23 -2
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 41 3 4 7 268
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 5 +1
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 4 0 0 0 29 4 0 1 1 9
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 60 8 9 17 367 6 0 0 0 32
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 60 2 5 7 398 -15 3 0 0 0 23
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 70 8 14 22 299 -8 4 0 1 1 4
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 0 0 0 12 +1
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 56 4 8 12 321 -4 4 0 0 0 6
2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 9 0 1 1 27 -1
2000-01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 41 2 12 14 211 -10
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 57 1 1 2 221 -4
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 2 1 3 115 -2
NHL Totals 110 3 3 6 403


Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, February 28, 1995. Traded to Boston by St. Louis with Steve Staios for Steve Leach, March 8, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 19, 1997. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 4, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 15, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 13, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, December 19, 2002.
Officially announced his retirement August 17, 2003.