Michael Forney

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Michael Forney
Born (1988-05-14) May 14, 1988 (age 26)
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC VSV
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
Texas Stars
NHL Draft 80th overall, 2006
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2008–present

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.[1]

Forney played in the 2010–11 ECHL All-Star Game.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2009–10 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 63 11 15 26 66
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 9 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 66 21 45 66 79
2011–12 Colorado Eagles ECHL 52 20 31 51 57 1 0 1 1 0
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 11 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 71 35 44 79 110 6 1 3 4 4
2013 Perth Thunder AIHL 16 11 36 47 12
AHL totals 26 1 3 4 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
All-ECHL Team (First Team All-Star) 2012–13 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Draft Choices Round 3". Atlanta Thrashers. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Forney selected to the ECHL All-Star game". Colorado Eagles. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Eagles re-sign forward Michael Forney". Colorado Eagles. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Last chance to farewell Forney!". Perth Thunder. 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ "VSV bring ECHL star to Europe!". EC VSV. 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  6. ^ "All ECHL First Team announced". ECHL. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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