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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg/12 st 12 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
New York Islanders
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Phoenix Coyotes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born January 21, 1971 (1971-01-21) (age 46),
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1989
Detroit Red Wings
Pro career 1990 – present

</div></div> Mike Sillinger (born June 29, 1971 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a veteran ice hockey player and alternate captain of the New York Islanders of the NHL. Sillinger has played for 12 different teams, more than anyone else in NHL history. Over the course of his career he has been traded nine times, also an NHL record.

Playing careerEdit

Sillinger was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, eleventh overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He stayed with the Red Wings until the 1994–95 NHL season when he was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. After a short stint in Anaheim, he wound up playing for the Vancouver Canucks. Since Vancouver, he has been on the roster of nine other teams: the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and the New York Islanders.

Of these 12 teams, Sillinger has full seasons with only Detroit, Vancouver, Columbus and New York. The rest of the teams, he was traded to or from during a season. When Sillinger joined the Predators for the 2005–06 NHL season – his 11th team – he broke the record for the most teams played for previously held by Michel Petit and J. J. Daigneault. He also holds the related record of scoring a goal for 12 different teams. The next season, Sillinger set another record, playing in the NHL playoffs for an NHL-record eighth team. For all of these reasons, he is sometimes referred to as "Suitcase Sillinger".

On November 1st, 2007, Sillinger played in his 1,000th NHL game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. His family joined him on ice for a pre game ceremony. The Islanders would go on to win the game 4–0, with Sillinger tallying an assist.

AwardsEdit

  • 1989-90 WHL Second All-Star team
  • 1990-91 WHL First All-Star team

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Regina Pats WHL 67 18 25 43 17 4 2 2 4 0
1988–89 Regina Pats WHL 72 53 78 131 52
1989–90 Regina Pats WHL 70 57 72 129 41 11 12 10 22 2
1989–90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Regina Pats WHL 57 50 66 116 42 8 6 9 15 4
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 64 25 41 66 26 15 9 19 28 12
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 2 2 4 2
1992–93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 15 10 20 30 31 11 5 13 18 10
1992–93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 4 17 21 16
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 8 21 29 10
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 2 6 8 2
1994–95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 15 2 5 7 6
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 62 13 21 34 32
1995–96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 1 3 4 6 6 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 17 20 37 25
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 48 10 9 19 34
1997–98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 11 11 22 16 3 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 0 3 3 8
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 54 8 2 10 28
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67 19 25 44 86
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 13 4 4 8 16 4 2 1 3 2
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 55 13 21 34 44
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 3 4 7 4 4 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 20 23 43 54
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 18 25 43 52
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 60 8 6 14 54
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 5 5 10 14 5 3 1 4 6
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 22 19 41 49
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 31 10 12 22 14 5 2 1 3 12
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 82 26 33 59 46 5 1 1 2 2
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 52 14 12 26 28
NHL totals 1,042 238 308 546 644 43 11 7 18 28

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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