Mike Rathje

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Mike Rathje
Born (1974-05-11) May 11, 1974 (age 40)
Mannville, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for San Jose Sharks
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1992
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1993–2006

Michael Steven Rathje (born May 11, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers. Rathje was born in Mannville, Alberta, but grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Playing career[edit]

Rathje was selected by the San Jose Sharks 3rd overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut during the 1993–94 season. After holding-out for nearly half of the 2001–02 season, Rathje responded with a career year in the 2002–03 season as he played in all 82 games scoring career highs with 7 goals and 22 assists for 29 points. After spending his first eleven seasons with the Sharks, Rathje signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers following the NHL lockout. Shortly into his second season with the Flyers, Rathje was placed on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTI) due to chronic back and hip problems. Rathje attempted to return to the Flyers lineup prior to the 2007–08 season, but was placed on LTI after training camp.

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 64 1 16 17 28 12 0 4 4 2
1991–92 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 67 11 23 34 109 4 0 1 1 2
1992–93 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 57 12 37 49 103 10 3 3 6 12
1992–93 Kansas City Blades IHL 5 0 0 0 12
1993–94 Kansas City Blades IHL 6 0 2 2 0
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 47 1 9 10 59 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Kansas City Blades IHL 6 0 1 1 7
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 2 7 9 29 11 5 2 7 4
1995–96 Kansas City Blades IHL 36 6 11 17 34
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 27 0 7 7 14
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 31 0 8 8 21
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 3 12 15 59 6 1 0 1 6
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 5 9 14 36 6 0 0 0 4
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 2 14 16 31 12 1 3 4 8
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 0 11 11 48 6 0 1 1 4
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 52 5 12 17 48 12 1 3 4 6
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 7 22 29 48
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 2 17 19 46 17 1 5 6 13
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 3 21 24 46 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 0 1 1 6
NHL totals (13 seasons) 768 30 150 180 491 77 9 14 23 51
IHL totals (4 seasons) 48 6 14 20 41 5 0 0 0 12
WHL totals (3 seasons) 188 24 76 100 240 26 3 8 11 16

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1992 Canada WJC 7 2 2 4 12

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Preceded by
Pat Falloon
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
1992
Succeeded by
Andrei Nazarov