Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Sgarbossa
Michael Sgarbossa was born on July 25, 1992 in Campbellville, Ontario. A product of the Ontario Hockey League where he played for the Barrie Colts, Saginaw Spirit and the Sudbury Wolves, Sgarbossa went undrafted by an NHL club, but instead signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks on September 21, 2010.

During the 2011-12 season, while a member of the Sudbury Wolves, Sgarbossa's NHL rights were traded by San Jose at the NHL trade deadline to the Colorado Avalanche. The trade did not derail Sgarbossa's strong offensive season however, as at year's end he was awarded the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the OHL's leading point scorer with 102. In addition, Sgarbossa was second in league MVP voting and earned a spot on the First All-Star team.

Sgarbossa would make his professional debut for the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, during the 2012-13 season. He quickly established himself as one of the Monsters most prolific scorers and at the midpoint of the season was chosen to participate the AHL All-Star game.

Following his All-Star festivities, Sgarbossa received his first NHL recall to the Avalanche on January 29, 2013. He made his NHL debut the next day for the in a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. He would appear in six games for the Avalanche before being returned to Lake Erie to finish the season.

On March 2, 2015, at the trade deadline, Sgarbossa was traded by the Avalanche to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Mat Clark. He was assigned to the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, to finish the season. He would spend the majority of the 2015-16 season in the AHL as well, but would also suit up in a single game for the Ducks.

On November 16, 2016, Sgarbossa was on the move again. This time traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Logan Shaw. He was immediately assigned to the Panthers AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Sgarbossa would also see action for the Panthers during the 2016-17 season. In 29 games for the club he scored a pair of goals and added five assists. As a free agent at season's end, he signed with the Winnipeg Jets. Sgarbossa spent the 2017-18 season with the Jets' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. In 68 games he scored 16 times and added 24 assists. As a free agent once again in the summer of 2018, Sgarbossa signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2008-09 Barrie Colts OHL 67 10 33 43 43 +17 5 3 3 6 10
2009-10 Barrie Colts OHL 19 7 13 20 14 +6
2009-10 Saginaw Spirit OHL 48 13 19 32 49 -12 6 0 2 2 4
2009-10 Canada WJ18-A 6 1 1 2 4 -1
2010-11 Saginaw Spirit OHL 26 7 13 20 24 -3
2010-11 Sudbury Wolves OHL 37 29 33 62 53 +16 8 5 9 14 16
2011-12 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 47 55 102 68 +21 4 2 1 3 6
2012-13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 57 19 25 44 71 -11
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -3
2013-14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 49 5 15 20 56 -16
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 1 1 10 0
2014-15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 40 4 19 23 35 -17
2014-15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 6 9 15 29 -6
2015-16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015-16 San Diego Gulls AHL 62 17 27 44 48 -3 5 1 4 5 2
2016-17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 0 2 2 0 -2
2016-17 San Diego Gulls AHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
2016-17 Florida Panthers NHL 29 2 5 7 9 -3
2016-17 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 14 4 8 12 16 -6
NHL Totals 48 2 8 10 23


OHL First All-Star Team (2012) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 20, 2010. Traded to Colorado by San Jose with Jamie McGinn and Mike Connolly for T.J. Galiardi, Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's 7th round pick (previously acquired, San Jose selected Emil Galimov) in 2013 NHL Draft, February 27, 2012. Traded to Anaheim by Colorado for Mat Clark, March 2, 2015. Traded to Florida by Anaheim for Logan Shaw, November 16, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2017.
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