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Published: Thursday, 3/4/2010

Walleye profile: J.C. Sawyer

Sawyer Sawyer

Position: Defenseman

Number: 12

Height/weight: 6-3, 206

Age: 23

Hometown: St. John, New Brunswick

Season notes: Leads all defensemen in the ECHL in scoring with 50 points. … Ranks second on the team in scoring. … Has scored 19 goals, which is the most by a defenseman in the league. …Has a team-high six game-winning goals. … Has 31 assists. … Recalled by Rockford (AHL) twice and has one assist in four games.

Career notes: Accumulated a career-high 77 points (15 G, 62 A) during final season in juniors (2006-07). …Made his professional debut with Pensacola on Oct. 19, 2007 and recorded a goal and an assist. …Played in ECHL for Fresno and Gwinnett last season (6 G, 19 A in 37 games) between AHL callups.


Favorite sport other than hockey: Golf

Favorite type of music: Pop punk

Favorite food: Cheese

Favorite movie: Bourne Identity series

Favorite TV show: Seinfeld

Nickname: J.C. or Soysy

Person(s) you most admire: My parents, Monette and Norm

Hockey player you admired growing up: Mario Lemieux

If you were commissioner of hockey for a day, what would you do? Make all rinks Olympic size.

If you could meet an athlete who would it be? Tiger Woods

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: Spending time with my wife (Jessica), playing video game Call of Duty and playing guitar

Do you have any superstitions? Everything I do at the rink is the same. And I mean everything!

What was your first job? (Laughing) I have never worked a day in my life.

What sporting event would you most like to attend? Super Bowl

What do you think of the new Lucas County Arena? It's the best minor league rink in North America

What's your favorite city in the ECHL, other than Toledo? Florida and Gwinnett

Who's the best player you ever faced? Sidney Crosby

If you weren't a hockey player what would you bedoing? Police officer

Where's your favorite vacation spot? Atlanta

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