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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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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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