Mike Hartman

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Mike Hartman
Born (1967-02-07) February 7, 1967 (age 48)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 131st overall, 1986
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1986–2004

Michael Jay Hartman (born February 7, 1967) is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Rangers. He was drafted in the seventh round, 131st overall, by the Sabres in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Hartman played Canadian junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls and North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League, where he compiled 102 points and 473 penalty minutes in 138 games. Hartman represented the United States at the World Junior Championships in 1987 and made the Sabres later that same year, as he amassed six points in 17 National Hockey League (NHL) games.[1] In 1994, he was originally left off the Stanley Cup along with teammate Ed Olczyk because they did not play the 41 regular season games or 1 game in the finals. Rangers protested saying Hartman and Olczyk had missed time due injuries, and should be on the Stanley Cup. NHL agreed and later added their names.

On April 29, 2012 Hartman was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in a ceremony in Commack, N.Y.[2]


Hartman split the following season between Buffalo and their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, before becoming a full-time NHL'er in 1988–89. That season, Hartman racked up a career-high 316 penalty minutes and added 8 goals. The 1989–90 season proved to be Hartman's best statistically, as he scored a career-high 11 goals and 10 assists and led the Sabres in penalty minutes for the second straight year with 211.[1]

At the beginning of the 1991–92 season, after three full seasons with the Sabres, Hartman was part of a five player swap with the Winnipeg Jets. The Sabres traded Hartman, forward Darrin Shannon and defenceman Dean Kennedy to the Jets in exchange for forward Dave McLlwain, defenceman Gord Donnelly and the Jets' fifth round pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft (Yuri Khmylev). Hartman accounted for eight points and 264 penalty minutes in his only year with the Jets, who left him unprotected in the expansion draft that followed the season.[1]

Hartman was leading the Lightning with 154 penalty minutes. At the trade deadline that season, Hartman was traded to the New York Rangers for forward Randy Gilhen. He played 3 games at the season of the Rangers. Injuries would limit the number of games Mike played in the next two season. He only played 35 games as in 1993-94, and 1 game for Rangers in 1994-95. He scored 1 goal, 1 assist and amassing 80 penalty minutes for the Rangers. For his NHL career, Hartman scored 43 goals, added 35 assists and had 1388 penalty minutes in 397 regular season contests.[1]

In 1995, Hartman moved to the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears, where he scored 24 points in 77 games. Hartman played four of his last five professional seasons with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, retiring after the 2003–04 season. The exception was the 1998–99 season, which he spent with Kölner Haie of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga. That season, Hartman also played three games for USA Hockey's qualifying squad which won a berth in the World Championships.[1]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Stanley Cup Champion 1993-94 New York Rangers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mike Hartman player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "...to Be Honored by Jewish Hall of Fame". New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 

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