Mike Antonovich (ice hockey)

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Mike Antonovich
Born (1951-10-18) October 18, 1951 (age 63)
Calumet, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Hartford Whalers
New Jersey Devils
Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA)
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1971
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1972–1984

Michael Joseph John "Antone" Antonovich (born October 18, 1951 in Calumet, Minnesota) is a former American professional ice hockey player, and coach. He was selected in the ninth round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, 113th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars. He is currently a scout for the St. Louis Blues.

Amateur career[edit]

Antonovich spent three seasons playing for the University of Minnesota, where he was tutored by coaches Glen Sonmor and Herb Brooks. Despite being drafted by the North Stars, when Antonovich turned professional he joined the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.

Professional career[edit]

Antonovich played most of his professional career in the WHA, with the Fighting Saints, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers. He also appeared in NHL games with the North Stars, Hartford Whalers and New Jersey Devils, in addition to minor league games in the AHL and CHL. While playing professionally Antonovich also represented the United States at the 1976, 1977 and 1982 Ice Hockey World Championships.

Coaching and scouting[edit]

Antonovich spent three seasons as an assistant coach in the International Hockey League, coaching the Minnesota Moose and Quad City Mallards. He joined the amateur scouting staff of the St. Louis Blues in 1997, a position he still holds.

Political career[edit]

In November 2008, Antonovich defeated incumbent John Sloan, and became the mayor of Coleraine, Minnesota. He has stated that he has no political motivations beyond his current position.[1]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Played in 1978 WHA All-Star Game
  • CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)

Career statistics[edit]

                                          --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1970-71  U. of Minnesota             NCAA    0    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1972-73  Minnesota Fighting Saints   WHA    75   20   19   39   46   6   3   0   3   0
1973-74  Minnesota Fighting Saints   WHA    68   21   29   50    4  11   1   4   5   4
1974-75  Minnesota Fighting Saints   WHA    67   24   26   50   20  12   1   4   5   2
1975-76  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    12    0    2    2    8  --  --  --  --  --
1975-76  Minnesota Fighting Saints   WHA    57   25   21   46   18  --  --  --  --  --
1976-77  Edmonton Oilers             WHA     7    1    1    2    0  --  --  --  --  --
1976-77  New England Whalers         WHA    26   12    9   21   10   5   2   2   4   4
1976-77  Minnesota Fighting Saints   WHA    42   27   21   48   28  --  --  --  --  --
1977-78  New England Whalers         WHA    75   32   35   67   32  14  10   7  17   4
1978-79  New England Whalers         WHA    69   20   27   47   35  10   5   3   8  14
1978-79  Springfield Indians         AHL     7    2    3    5    2  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Springfield Indians         AHL    24   14    6   20   35  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Hartford Whalers            NHL     5    0    1    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
1980-81  Tulsa Oilers                CHL    60   28   32   60   36   8   1   2   3   2
1981-82  Minnesota North Stars       NHL     2    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1981-82  Nashville South Stars       CHL    80   29   77  106   76   3   0   1   1   2
1982-83  New Jersey Devils           NHL    30    7    7   14   11  --  --  --  --  --
1982-83  Wichita Wind                CHL    10    8   12   20    0  --  --  --  --  --
1983-84  Maine Mariners              AHL    25   17   13   30    8  17   4   8  12   8
1983-84  New Jersey Devils           NHL    38    3    5    8   16  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Minnesota Iron Rangers      AHA     2    0    2    2    2  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Quad City Mallards          CoHL    2    0    1    1    4  --  --  --  --  --
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         WHA Totals                        486  182  188  370  193  58  22  20  42  28
         NHL Totals                         87   10   15   25   37  --  --  --  --  --

Coaching statistics[edit]

Season  Team                Lge    Type
1995-96 Minnesota Moose     IHL Assistant               
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL Assistant   

International play[edit]

  • 1976 World Championships
  • 1977 World Championships
  • 1982 World Championships

References[edit]

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