2004-05: Sulzer spent 2004-05 with the Dusseldorf Metro Stars in Germany’s top league. While Sulzer’s club struggled to a 10th place finish in their league, he personally turned in a solid campaign, picking up 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in 42 games while managing a +7 plus/minus rating. Played in the 2005 World Championships.
2007-08: After a long career in Germany, this would be the year that Sulzer would make the jump to North American hockey. In his first pro season with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), he put up career-highs in goals (7), assists (25) and points (32) as well as games played (61).
Talent AnalysisSulzer is a solid defenseman, who can combine physical presence on the ice with some good offensive skills. He is a very good skater with a remarkable stamina. His fine positional play and a strong shot from the blue line are making him a good all around defender. Furthermore Sulzer is playing an effective game in the corners and in front of the net. Sulzer is a very compact defender with lots of strength and less weaknesses. However Sulzer should work on his endurance in the next season, to open his way to the NHL.
He could become a third or fourth defender in the NHL.