Mike Blunden

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Mike Blunden
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Born (1986-12-15) December 15, 1986 (age 28)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2005
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

Michael Charles Blunden (born December 15, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey right winger currently with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League whilst under contract to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Blunden was drafted 43rd overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. After his final year with the Otters, Blunden signed a 3-year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on May 24, 2006.[1] Months prior to signing he made his professional debut with affiliate of the Blackhawks, the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, for the 2005–06 playoff run.

Blunden made his NHL debut in the 2006–07 season with the Blackhawks playing in 9 games. His season was cut short when he suffered a shoulder injury on December 10, 2006, ruling him out for the rest of the season.[2]

On January 10, 2009, Blunden was traded by the Blackhawks to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Adam Pineault.[3]

On July 7, 2011 he was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for Ryan Russell.[4] On July 1, 2012, the Canadiens re-signed Blunden to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

On July 1, 2014, Blunden left the Canadiens organization to sign a one-year contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Erie Otters OHL 63 10 7 17 55
2003–04 Erie Otters OHL 52 22 17 39 53 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Erie Otters OHL 61 22 19 41 75 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Erie Otters OHL 60 46 38 84 63
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 11 1 5 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 17 4 5 9 15
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 0 0 10
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 74 16 21 37 83 12 1 3 4 35
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 37 3 7 10 42
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 39 9 12 21 68
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 40 2 2 4 59
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 25 7 9 16 43
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 37 12 9 21 41
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 17 3 5 8 12
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 2 2 4 27
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 54 10 12 22 76
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 10
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 18 19 37 79
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 5
NHL totals 102 4 4 8 105 1 0 0 0 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada WJC 1st 6 2 3 5 8
Junior totals 6 2 3 5 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks sign Michael Blunden". hockeysfuture.com. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Icehogs news". icehogs.com. 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets trade Pineault for Blackhawks' Blunden". cbssportsline.com. 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Habs acquire Michael Blunden from Columbus in return for Ryan Russell". Montreal Canadiens. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Lightning sign forward Mike Blunden". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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