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Chad Rau
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Born January 18, 1987 (1987-01-18) (age 32)
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 228th overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2009–present

Chad Rau (born Chad Anthony Jerome Rau on January 18, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing forward for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Chad was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 7th round (228th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

On May 17, 2010, he was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a two-year contract.

Chad was assigned to play for the Houston Aeros at the start of the 2010–11 season.

During the 2011–12 season, he made his NHL debut with the Wild and scored his first NHL goal, the eventual game-winning goal in a 5-2 victory against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars on January 21, 2012.

On February 19, 2012, he scored his second NHL goal in his fifth NHL game.

On February 5, 2014, the Minnesota Wild traded Chad to the San Jose Sharks for forward Curt Gogol.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 57 31 40 71 32
2005–06 Colorado College WCHA 42 13 17 30 8
2006–07 Colorado College WCHA 39 14 17 31 4
2007–08 Colorado College WCHA 40 28 14 42 8
2008–09 Colorado College WCHA 38 18 19 37 6
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 79 19 19 38 7
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 60 13 27 40 12 24 6 3 9 2
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 67 14 21 35 2 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 9 2 0 2 0
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 60 16 11 27 6 5 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 9 2 0 2 0

Awards & AchievementsEdit

USHL Awards

  • All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • Rookie of the Year (2005)
  • First All-Star Team (2005)

College Hockey Awards

  • WCHA First All-Star Team (2008 and 2009)
  • West Second All-American Team (2008 and 2009)

Personal LifeEdit

Chad's younger brother, Kyle Rau (born on October 24, 1992) plays NCAA hockey with the University of Minnesota. Kyle was named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 2011.

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