Mike Ratchuk

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Mike Ratchuk
Mike Ratchuk pregame warmup 5-2-12.jpg
Born (1988-02-20) February 20, 1988 (age 26)
Buffalo, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Wheeling Nailers
Philadelphia Phantoms
Adirondack Phantoms
Syracuse Crunch
Springfield Falcons
Binghamton Senators
Olimpija Ljubljana
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 2006
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2008–present

Michael Ratchuk (born February 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who plays for the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. He has been a part of the Blades Cup-winning minor league team, in 2012. He is the brother of Peter Ratchuk, a professional hockey defenseman who has predominantly played in Europe.

Playing career[edit]

On October 20, 2009, Ratchuk was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for prospect Stefan Legein.[1] After winning the Kelly Cup with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, Ratchuk announced on June 19, 2012, that he had signed with Slovenian team, HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in the Austrian Hockey League, the EBEL.[2]

After 42 games in the 2012–13 season with Ljubljana, Ratchuk returned mid-season to the Everblades on January 23, 2013.

As a free agent at seasons end, Ratchuk signed to his third ECHL club, the Wheeling Nailers on August 9, 2013.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 33 3 6 9 14
2005–06 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 16 4 4 8 4
2006–07 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 40 4 8 12 28
2007–08 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 6 19 25 48
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 1 2 3 2 5 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 77 5 12 17 44 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 35 3 7 10 10
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 15 1 0 1 6
2010–11 Fort Wayne Komets CHL 22 1 12 13 8 8 2 1 3 0
2011–12 Elmira Jackals ECHL 21 3 8 11 20
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 10 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 26 8 13 21 22 9 4 2 6 8
2012–13 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana EBEL 42 4 7 11 44
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 31 3 19 22 12 13 1 7 8 6
AHL totals 147 10 23 33 68 9 0 2 2 2

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