PLAYER BIO Cory Sarich was selected in the second round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. After finishing up his junior career in the Western Hockey League, he turned pro with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League in 1998-99. Over a 15 year professional career, Sarich made NHL stops with the Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche, winning the 2004 Stanley Cup with the Lightning. He played in a total of 969 NHL games, scoring 21 goals and adding 137 assists for a total of 158 points. Sarich joined the Flames as a free agent in 2007 and spent six seasons on the blue line, appearing in 379 games. On the international stage, Sarich twice represented Canada at the World Junior Championships (1997 and 1998), winning gold in 1997.
PERSONAL BIO I played in Calgary for 6 out of my 15 seasons of professional hockey. Calgary has become home for my family and I. Since retiring from hockey I have spent time working for Sportsnet covering the Flames home games as well as doing some part time work for the Fan 960 morning radio. I enjoy golfing and watersports in the summer and spend most of my winters coaching youth hockey. Being a member of the Calgary Flames allowed me many opportunities to become a part of the community with all of the various charity driven events in which I was able to participate. This continues now even more so since becoming a member of the Flames Alumni. It is a really great way to connect with what is going on in our city. My favorite memory as a Flame, of which I am often reminded, is running over Patrick Marleau in game six of the 07’-08’ first round playoffs versus the Sharks. We came back to win that game and the crowd went nuts. It unfortunately all came to an end with a game 7 loss but I will never forget the energy in the Saddledome.