Graham Mink

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Graham Mink
Graham mink roc.jpg
Born (1979-05-21) May 21, 1979 (age 35)
Stowe, VT, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
Dornbirner EC
NHL
Washington Capitals
AHL
Portland Pirates
Hershey Bears
Worcester Sharks
Rochester Americans
Peoria Rivermen
Providence Bruins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Graham Mink (born May 21, 1979) is an American ice hockey winger. He is currently playing with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Mink has skated in seven National Hockey League games with the Washington Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Mink originally played high school hockey with Stowe High School, winning the Division III state championship in his sophomore year and Division II state championship in his senior year. After high school he attended Northfield Mount Herman school for a post graduate year. He then was a recruited walk on to play collegiate hockey with the University of Vermont in the ECAC. After an unimpressive freshman year, Mink gradually improved within the Catamounts and in his junior year placed second on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 29 points in 32 games. Just prior to his senior year in 2001–02, Mink left Vermont and turned pro, signing with the Portland Pirates on September 25, 2001.

In his first professional season, Mink made his debut in the ECHL, appearing in 29 games with the Richmond Renegades before moving up to the Pirates. Following an impressive 34 points in 56 games, Mink was signed by their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals for the 2002–03 season and continued to play for the Pirates and later on the Hershey Bears, helping them as an assistant captain to the 2006 and 2009 Calder Cups.

On July 8, 2009, Graham signed a two-year free agent deal with the Florida Panthers.[1] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans where he served as an alternate captain for the 2009–10 season.

On August 3, 2010, Mink was traded by the Panthers to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for T.J. Fast.[2]

On July 13, 2011, Mink left the Peoria Rivermen and signed a one-year American Hockey League contract to return to the Hershey Bears for the 2011–12 AHL season.[3]

After 12 seasons of professional hockey in predominately the AHL, Mink was signed to his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League on August 10, 2013.[4]

Mink is married and has two children. He also has his insurance and real estate license in his home state of Vermont.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 University of Vermont HE 27 4 2 6 34
1999–00 University of Vermont HE 17 7 4 11 18
2000–01 University of Vermont HE 32 17 12 29 52
2001–02 Richmond Renegades ECHL 29 8 9 17 78
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 56 17 17 34 50
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 71 22 15 37 115
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 68 18 19 37 74 3 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 63 18 21 39 86
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 43 21 19 40 50 21 8 13 21 29
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 61 31 32 63 52 6 1 5 6 8
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 24 31 55 67
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 68 32 27 59 101 22 7 8 15 16
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 67 20 17 37 86 6 3 2 5 23
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 70 24 26 50 122 4 0 0 0 10
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 48 16 26 42 55 5 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 33 10 8 18 8 7 3 0 3 14
AHL totals 719 253 258 511 866 74 22 30 52 108
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Panthers sign RW Graham Mink". Florida Panthers. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix". pjstar.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  3. ^ Hershey Bears - Graham Mink Returns To Hershey Lineup For 2011-12
  4. ^ "Green light for striker Mink". Dornbirner EC. 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Amerks.com to profile Graham Mink". Rochester Americans. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 

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