December 13, 1951 |
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers|
|NHL Draft||67th overall, 1971
Busniuk was selected 67th overall, in the 5th round of the 1971 NHL Draft, by the Montreal Canadians.
His junior career was played in Thunder Bay for the Fort William Canadiens. Upon leaving junior hockey, Busniuk continued his career at the University of Denver (1970–1974) where his team made the Final Four, three out of his four years at the school.
Mike’s professional hockey career highlights consisted of three seasons with the AHL team, Nova Scotia Voyageurs prior to moving to Maine to play for the very successful, Maine Mariners. His career in Maine, landed him 4 Calder Cup Championships, the only player in AHL history to win that many. Upon graduating from the AHL, Busniuk played for the NHL Philadelphia Flyers between the years of 1979 to 1981, where the Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals to lose in six games to the New York Islanders.
Since retiring from playing the game of hockey, Mike has been an assistant coach for New York Rangers' AHL team and Ottawa Senators' AHL team. In 2000, Busniuk acquired another Calder Cup, but this time as a coach making it his 5th Calder Cup. His head-coaching career consisted of one year for the Muskegon Fury. Currently (2008), Mike is the assistant coach for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (Ottawa's affiliate).
- Only player in AHL history to be a member of four consecutive Calder Cup championship teams (1976–1979)
- Mike Busniuk's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Mike Busniuk's biography at Legends of Hockey
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