Robert “Bobby” Sanguinetti was born on this day in 1988. The American defenseman is from Trenton, New Jersey and was drafted by the New York Rangers 1st round, 21st overall in 2006. A healthy Sanguinetti has boasted a tremendous season to date with the Charlotte Checkers. He was recently titled with the AHL Performance of the Month award and enjoyed a team record 11 game point streak.
Prior to signing his first professional contract in April 2007, he racked 53 points in the 2006-07 season with the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL. In 2010, he was the fastest skater in the AHL All-Star competition representing the Hartford Wolf Pack. He claimed the new record with that little performance I may add.
On June 26, 2010 he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes. During the 2010-11 season with the Charlotte Checkers, he registered 3 goals and 12 helpers over a span of 31 games. Why just 31 games, you ask? He had an injury that required hip surgery that put him out for 47 contests.
The 6’3” 190-pound defenseman played in the 2008 U-20 Championship where he registered a goal and two assists in six games.
Checkers and Canes fans alike are proud to have Mr. Sanguinetti in the Hurricanes organization and is well deserving of some bogus Cardiac Cane gifts…
- A lifetime supply of thin mint Girl Scout cookies.
- A personal chef from the Tuscan Grille to be at his beckon call.
- No more sugeries. That won’t be needed as I grant him with a healthy career moving forward.
- I would grant him with a specific trophy at the end of this season, but I am too superstitious, but you know what I am saying…wink, wink.
- A million dollar donation to his favorite charity.
- Finally, a long and happy career filled with success and happiness.
Happy Birthday Bobby!