Michael Funk

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Michael Funk
Born (1986-08-15) August 15, 1986 (age 27)
Abbotsford, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2004
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2006–2010

Michael "Mike" Funk (born August 15, 1986 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman previously with the Vancouver Canucks organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 43rd overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Funk spent his junior hockey career with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League where he compiled 121 points and 312 penalty minutes in four seasons. Funk signed his first professional contract in June 2006 with the Buffalo Sabres, and made his NHL debut with the team on November 18 of the 2006–07 season. He played in five NHL games with the Sabres in 2006–07, recording two assists.

On July 6, 2009, he was signed by the Vancouver Canucks and was playing with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. Funk received a concussion and was forced into retirement after a hit to the head during practice from teammate Patrick Kaleta. His return is unlikely.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 68 1 15 16 54 7 0 1 1 15
2003–04 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 3 25 28 86 5 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 8 22 30 84 7 1 1 2 4
2005–06 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 11 36 47 88 5 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 61 2 5 7 57 6 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 0 2 2 0
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 58 0 10 10 104
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 13 1 2 3 8
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 19 1 6 7 14
NHL totals 9 0 2 2 0

External links[edit]

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/kevino/?p=3564