October 1, 1973 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Dinamo Minsk
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Bronze||1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
Mike Maneluk (born October 1, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He retired from ice hockey in 2009 and he left Switzerland and returned to Canada. He now resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Maneluk played three seasons for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and one for the Canadian National Team before becoming a professional. He put up large numbers in the American Hockey League with the Baltimore Bandits, Worcester IceCats, and Philadelphia Phantoms, averaging nearly a point a game in his AHL career. He won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as MVP of the 1998 Calder Cup Playoffs, and led the league in scoring (47 goals, 40 assists) in the 1999–2000 season.
Maneluk went to Switzerland for the 2001–02 season. He joined HC Lugano, and played four seasons there. He was the top scorer in the Swiss A league and was a major player in the championship victory for HC Lugano. He then joined EV Zug, and played several seasons with the team. He joined EHC Basel and HC Davos for the 2007–08 season. After a short trip to Minsk (KHL)-(played just several games) he signed in Langenthal (SC Langenthal) a contract for the season 2008-09 plus option for 2009-10. Maneluk played for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup (Davos) on 5 occasions as well as in the Men's World Championships.
Maneluk was a journeyman in the NHL, appearing in 14 games with the Philadelphia Flyers, 28 with the Chicago Blackhawks, four with the New York Rangers, and 39 with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In 85 total games, he scored eleven goals and added ten assists.
|Winner of the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
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