Cory Sarich ( born August 16, 1978 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defender, who is since June 2013 with the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League contract.
Cory Sarich was selected in the second round than a total of 27 players from the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL Entry Draft in 1996. In summer 1998 the defender was then added to the squad for the first time from Buffalo damaligem farm team, the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Previously, he had already played in the Western Hockey League for the Saskatoon Blades from 1994 to 1998.
Sarich was issued on 9 March 2000 along with Wayne Primeau and Brian Holzinger in exchange for Chris Gratton of the Tampa Bay Lightning, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in the 2003/04 season. During his time in Tampa, he came in the 2000 /01 season to three appearances for the former farm team of Lightning, the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League and in the game of 2001/ 02 he played twice for the Springfield Falcons in the AHL.
On 1 July 2007, the Canadians received a five -year contract with the Calgary Flames.
After Brendan Morrison was not a day earlier because of an injury play, Sarich was on 12 December 2007 New Record Player of the National Hockey League with 388 consecutive games in which he was on the ice. His predecessor Morrison even played a total of 419 times without interruption in the NHL. This record defended Sarich until March 1, 2008, when he missed the game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Then Andrew Brunette became record player.
On June 27, 2013 Sarich was transferred to an exchange of the Calgary Flames along with teammates Alex Tanguay against David Jones and Shane O'Brien of the Colorado Avalanche.
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