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Mike Krushelnyski
Mike Krushelnyski
Center
Number: 18
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 27, 1960
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on August 1, 1994.
Drafted: BOS / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (120th overall)
Mike Krushelnyski was a versatile forward who was equally proficient at left wing and center. He was a good stickhandler with a long each who could score, set up plays and check.

Born in Montreal, "Krusher" excelled with the Montreal junior Canadiens and was selected 120th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1979. The transition to the pros was not a problem as he scored 25 goals in 1980-81 for the Springfield Indians of the AHL. Krushelnyski played post of the next year with the AHL's Erie Blades, scoring 83 points in 62 games and dressing for 17 games in Boston.

Krushelnyski enjoyed a fine rookie season in 1982-83 with 65 points playing with Barry Pederson and Rick Middleton. In the post-season he scored eight goals while helping Boston reach the semifinals. After two more solid years in Beantown he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Ken Linseman.

He scored 43 goals in 1984-85 playing with Wayne Gretzky and was chosen to participate in the NHL All-Star Game that season. "Krusher" scored 13 points in 18 games while helping the Oilers repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

Starting in 1985-86, Krushelnyski settled into a more defensive role on an Oilers squad that was loaded with offensive players. His ability on faceoffs along with strong two-way play was an under-appreciated component of Edmonton's Stanley Cup triumphs in 1987 and 1988.

In August 1988, he was part of the monumental trade to the Los Angeles Kings with Gretzky. Krushelnyski scored 62 points his first year in L.A. before his play dropped off and he was traded to Toronto for John McIntrye early in 1990-91. The Leafs were struggling and hoped Krushelnyski would bring savvy and a winning attitude to the club. He started slowly but ended up playing a solid checking role for Toronto while supplying offense on occasion.

Krushlenyski was on hand to help the Leafs reach the semifinals in the springs of 1993 and 1994. After this he signed as a free agent with Detroit and played 20 games in 1994-95. The wily veteran spent the 1995-96 season in the AHL then retired after playing two games for the Italian club Milano in 1996-97.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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