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Michael Sillinger
Michael Sillinger
Center
Number: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 29, 1971
Birthplace: Regina, SK, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (11th overall)
After Mike Sillinger had played two seasons in the WHL for the Regina Pats, where in his second season he amassed 131 points in 72 games, he was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After playing two more seasons in the WHL, Sillinger represented Canada in his native Saskatchewan for the World Junior Championships in 1991 where the team won a gold medal.

Sillinger joined the Red Wings for the three regular season games in 1990-91 and saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The next year saw him play in Adirondack of the AHL, leading the scoring in the playoffs with 28 points in only 15 games. Sillinger was called up to Detroit for the post-season where he had an immediate impact, scoring four points in eight games.

After two and a half seasons with the Wings, Sillinger was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1995. He finished the season there and spent the majority of the 1995-96 year with the Ducks before being dealt once again, to the Vancouver Canucks, in 1996. Sillinger stayed with the Canucks until 1998 when he was sent to Philadelphia and was on the move once again in the 1998-99 season from the Flyers to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sillinger was having a career year in 1999-2000 when he was traded to the Florida Panthers. That season, he also represented Canada during the World Championships as the team's captain. During the 2000-01 season, Sillinger was dealt toward the end of the year to the Ottawa Senators for their push for the Cup. In the off-season, Sillinger signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent for 2001-02 and surpassed 700 games played during the 2002-03 season.

In the summer of 2003, Sillinger was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes and spent the better part the season with the club before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues for goaltender Brent Johnson in the latter stages of the season. Following a lock-out year in 2004-05, the former WHLer returned to St. Louis in 2005-06 and 48 games with the club scored a career high 22 goals before being dealt to the Nashville Predators in January of 2006.

Following his 31 game stint with the Predators, Sillinger was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders. As of the beginning of the 2006-07 NHL season, Sillinger has played for more teams in NHL history than anyone other player. In addition, through the course of his career he has been traded nine times, also an NHL record.

Since signing with the Islanders, Sillinger has undergone two hip surgeries in less than a year. As a result of the surgeries, the former Regina Pat was forced to sit out most of the 2008-09 NHL season. 

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59