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Meet Coach Mottau
Mike is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman. After graduating from Thayer Academy in 1996, he went on to play four years at Boston College where he also earned a Bachelors in Communications. In 2000 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hobey Baker Award for top men’s collegiate hockey player during his senior season. Mike’s international experience includes National 16, 17 and World Junior Teams as well as World Championships in ’99, ’00 and ’03. He was drafted in the seventh round by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Rangers during the 2000-01 season. Over a fourteen year career Mike played in a total of 847 games between the AHL and NHL. In 2014, he announced his retirement from the NHL. In 2015 he was inducted into the Boston College Hockey Hall of Fame and his jersey was retired. He has worked as a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks, now currently an analyst with the NHL network and Co-Host of The Rink Podcast, as well as actively involved in youth development as a parent, coach and mentor.
Along with his passion for passing on his hockey expertise, he is an avid golfer, lover of dogs and a die hard Red Sox fan.