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Tom Preissing
Tom Preissing
Defenceman
(TAWM PRIGH-sihng)
Number: 42
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Right
Born: 3 Dec 1978
Birthplace: Arlington Heights, IL, United States
Acquired: Acquired by Ottawa in a three-way deal involving Chicago and San Jose. San Jose sent Preissing and Josh Hennessy to Chicago for Mark Bell. Chicago sent Preissing, Hennessy, Michal Barinka and their second-round draft pick in 2008 to Ottawa in exchange for Martin Havlat and Bryan Smolinski on July 10, 2006
Career highlights
2005-06: Was first among team defencemen in goals (11), assists (32) and points (43) - fifth in overall points and assists Finished fourth on team in plus-minus (+17) and power-play points (21) Scored overtime winner against Phoenix on 2/12/06 Missed five games with flu (12/26/05 - 1/7/06) Recorded points in six of 11 playoff games Had five-game point streak (0-6) in playoffs from 4/21/06 to 4/30/06 Scored first career playoff goal in Game 2 vs Edmonton (5/8/06, Dwayne Roloson). 2004-05: Represented United States at Deutschland Cup from 11/10/04 - 11/14/05 Had an assist in Team USA's 4-0 win over Slovakia to win the Cup. 2003-04: Named Sharks rookie of the year ... Finished fourth among all Sharks defencemen with 19 points Missed one game with leg injury (3/9/04) ... Scored first career game-winning goal vs Pittsburgh (2/27/04) ... Posted first career multi-point game with two assists vs Minnesota (1/24/04). 2002-03: Served as team captain Selected to JOFA Division I West all-American first team in senior season Named to Hockey Digest's NCAA first all-America team Helped school to WCHA regular-season championship, berth in WCHA Championship Game and second-round berth in NCAA Frozen Four Tournament Named one of 10 finalists for Hobey Baker award Led nation in points among defencemen, finishing tied for 14th overall Tied for first in nation in power-play goals (17) Given WCHA student athlete-of-the-year award Named to all-WCHA first team. 2001-02: Served as Colorado College's alternate captain Named third-team All-WCHA defenceman for second consecutive season First on team among defencemen in points (32) and second in assists (26) Twice named WCHA defensive player of the week. 2000-01: Named third-team all-WCHA defenceman Second among team defencemen in scoring with 24 points (6-18). 1999-2000: Scored first college goal in first game vs. Michigan State.

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