May 14, 1988 |
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
St. John's IceCaps
|NHL Draft||80th overall, 2006
Michael Forney (born May 14, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently in Sparta EC VSV in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Forney was drafted 80th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Forney played in the 2010–11 ECHL All-Star Game. Without an extension offered from his entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Forney returned to the Eagles on a full-time basis, signing a one-year deal on August 16, 2012.
In the 2012–13 season, Forney led the Eagles in scoring, finishing second in the league, with 79 points in 71 games. He was rewarded with a selection to the ECHL First All-Star Team. A free agent, with the intention of keeping in shape, Forney went on a working holiday of sorts, signing a short-term contract with the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League. In only 16 games with the Thunder, Forney scored an impressive 47 points, before leaving in preparation to join his new Austrian club, EC VSV, on a one-year contract for the 2013–14 season. He is now in Sheffield England playing for the Sheffield Steelers for the 2014-15 season.
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of North Dakota||WCHA||16||0||2||2||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of North Dakota||WCHA||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||59||26||34||60||53||7||3||7||10||2|
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-ECHL Team (First Team All-Star)||2012–13|||
- "2006 Draft Choices Round 3". Atlanta Thrashers. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
- "Forney selected to the ECHL All-Star game". Colorado Eagles. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "Eagles re-sign forward Michael Forney". Colorado Eagles. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "Last chance to farewell Forney!". Perth Thunder. 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
- "VSV bring ECHL star to Europe!". EC VSV. 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
- "All ECHL First Team announced". ECHL. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01.