|Born||January 18, 1987 |
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|San Jose Sharks|
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
|NHL Draft||228th overall, 2005|
Toronto Maple Leafs
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).
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.
|2004–05||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||57||31||40||71||32||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & Achievements
- 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)
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.