|Assets:||Is a natural at finding ways to put points on the board, as he's good at both playmaking and finishing. Also competes very well and can play solid hockey at both ends of the ice.|
|Flaws:||A lack of size is at the root of his issues, as he will never be above-average in that area for the National Hockey League. Therefore, he must continue to bulk up and get stronger.|
|Career Potential:||Talented center with upside.|
|OHL||Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy||2011-12|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2011-12|
|9/21/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|2/22/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/29/2013||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/16/2013||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/11/2013||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|2/27/2012||Acquired from the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/21/2011||Returned to his junior team (Sudbury-OHL).|
|9/20/2010||Returned to his junior team (Saginaw-OHL).|
|9/20/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/17/2010||Invited to training camp by the San Jose Sharks.|
|2/27/2012||Colorado Avalanche traded Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi and a 7th round selection in 2012 to the San Jose Sharks for Jamie McGinn, Mike Connolly and Michael Sgarbossa.|
|9/20/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
Colorado demotes Michael Sgarbossa | 02/22/2013 8:07 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche have sent Michael Sgarbossa to the minors.
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ImpactSgarbossa has no points and a minus-three rating in six games with Colorado this season. However, the 20-year-old has been a point-per-game player in the minors.
Michael Sgarbossa makes his debut Wednesday | 01/31/2013 10:33 AM
NewsMichael Sgarbossa made his NHL debut on Wednesday.
ImpactAs expected, Sgarbossa got ice time with Chuck Kobasew and Milan Hejduk. Sgarbossa had one shot on goal in 13:29 minutes of ice time. He has gone well offensively in the minors, but he might not get enough playing time in Colorado to warrant owning.
Sgarbossa to play on 3rd line in NHL debut | 01/30/2013 5:53 PM
NewsMichael Sgarbossa will skate with Chuck Kobasew and Milan Hejduk in his NHL debut on Wednesday.
ImpactThat's Colorado's third line in case you were wondering. Sgarbossa has been great in the AHL during his rookie season, with 16 goals and 36 points in 38 games, so he is very deserving of his recent callup.
Sgarbossa should make his debut Wednesday | 01/30/2013 10:32 AM
NewsMichael Sgarbossa will probably make his NHL debut on Wednesday.
ImpactSgarbossa was called up by Colorado on Tuesday. He has 36 points and 41 penalty minutes in 38 AHL games this season. It's not clear what line he'll be on, but with Gabe Landeskog and Steve Downie sidelined and Ryan O'Reilly still unsigned, there is a potential top-six opening if the Avalanche wish to give him a shot in that role.
Avs recall C Michael Sgarbossa | 01/29/2013 5:10 PM
NewsAvalanche recall C Michael Sgarbossa from AHL Lake Erie.
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ImpactSgarbossa was sent down earlier in January after not making the Avalanche out of training camp. He has 16 goals and 36 points in 38 games with Lake Erie. He'll replace Brad Malone, who was sent down to the AHL, but Sgarbossa is unlikely to have a ton of fantasy value in most formats.
Sgarbossa returns to the AHL | 01/17/2013 10:44 AM
NewsMichael Sgarbossa has been sent down to the minors.
ImpactSgarbossa entered training camp with a real chance of making the Avalanche's opening game roster, but he ended up falling short. He has 13 goals and 28 points in 34 AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters.
Michael Sgarbossa has chance to make the Avs | 01/15/2013 7:43 AM
NewsRookie Michael Sgarbossa has a good chance to crack the Colorado lineup this season.
ImpactSgarbossa was undrafted but came into his own last season when he led the OHL in scoring with 102 points. He has carried his offensive prowess over to this season as he had 13 goals and 28 points for Lake Erie, second on the team. "I thought Day 1 (on Sunday), he looked a little bit nervous, which is normal. But you could see he's got a really good hockey IQ. He's a smart player," head coach Joe Sacco said of Sgarbossa. "I thought you saw that more (Monday), especially when we had the scrimmage. I could see that he's a player who wants the puck. He wants to make plays. Those are good traits and that's why he's an offensive player who puts points up." Stay tuned.
Michael Sgarbossa could crack Avs' roster | 01/12/2013 11:05 AM
NewsWith fourth-year Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly unsigned and seven defensemen locked into one-way contracts, a possible roster spot with Colorado could go to a 14th forward, and former undrafted free agent Mike Sgarbossa could be that man.
ImpactSgarbossa, who last season was obtained from the San Jose Sharks in the six-player deal that also brought Jamie McGinn to Colorado, is having a terrific rookie year as a pro. The 21-year-old Sgarbossa was second in scoring with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League with 28 points, and tied for first with 13 goals and four power-play tallies. He led the Ontario Hockey League in scoring last season with 102 points, becoming the first Sudbury Wolves player to do that since Mike Foligno in 1978-79.
Michael Sgarbossa pots GWG in OT for Monsters | 01/03/2013 10:58 PM
NewsMichael Sgarbossa scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Lake Erie to earn the Monsters a 2-1 victory against Charlotte.
ImpactSgarbossa is presently third in AHL rookie scoring with 28 points in 32 games. His 13 goals is the fourth-highest total among first-year players. Defenseman Tyson Barrie had two assists in the match.
|Penalty Minutes||4||2012-13 (Col)|
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