Starting off in Prince Albert of the SMHL, Andrew Sarauer then entered the BCHL with the Victoria Salsa, playing a year with the Salsa. Opting out of the 2003 draft due to a poor outing that year, Sarauer was traded to the Trail Smoke Eaters, and then to the Langley Hornets where he played the 2003-04 season and broke out offensively, scoring 44 goals in only 57 games, and earning himself a selection to the BCHL All-Star Game.
The Langley, BC native saw action in 25 games during his freshman season (2004-05) at NMU. He amassed just seven points (three goals, four assists). Two of his three goals came on the power play.
Sarauer is has very good size and uses it quite well. His play around the net is especially good, whether it in providing screens in front of opposing goaltenders or protecting the puck. Sarauer is a powerful skater. He is defensively responsible and is willing to block shots. Sarauer possesses a great work ethic and has shown a willingness to battle hard for pucks. The areas where Sarauer could use improvement are in shooting more often and better decisions with the puck. He tends to take the pass-first-instead-of-shoot approach that has led to some missed opportunities.
While there are many facets of his game that still need developing, Sarauer could become a quality defensive-minded forward down the road.