June 22, 1987|
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
31st overall, 2005|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Brendan Mikkelson (born June 22, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently plays for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was a second round selection of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 31st overall, at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the 2007 Memorial Cup winning Vancouver Giants team, and was named a tournament all-star on defence.
Mikkelson was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in St. Albert, Alberta, where he played Bantam hockey for the St. Albert Raiders of the Alberta Bantam Hockey League in 2001–02. He was a 6th round pick in the 2002 WHL Bantam Draft. Mikkelson played his first two seasons in the WHL with the Portland Winter Hawks. Midway through his third season with the club (the 2005–06 season), he was dealt to the Vancouver Giants. Mikkelson contributed 29 points in 69 games in the 2006–07 season, a season in which the Giants hosted and won the 2007 Memorial Cup.
Mikkelson was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round, 31st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. On November 30, 2006, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Ducks. Mikkelson was claimed by the Calgary Flames on waivers on October 19, 2010  On July 14, 2011, Mikkelson signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames. The Flames traded Mikkelson to the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 6, 2012, in exchange for forward Blair Jones. He scored his first NHL goal on March 17, 2012, against Jaroslav Halak of the St. Louis Blues in a 3-1 defeat.
On July 19, 2013, Mikkelson left the Lightning organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the duration of the 2013–14 season and registered a professional best 30 assists and 38 points in 73 games.
On September 28, 2014, the Toronto Marlies of the AHL announced they had signed Mikkelson to a one-year contract.
After three seasons with Luleå HF, Mikkelson left as a free agent to continue his European career in Germany, having agreed to a one-year contract for the 2018–19 season with Adler Mannheim of the DEL on July 2, 2018.
Mikkelson's father, Bill, played in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the 1970s, while his sister, Meaghan, plays on the Canadian national women's team and won a gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. His brother-in-law, Scott Reid is a career minor league goaltender. His great uncle, Jim McFadden, won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1948, and the Stanley Cup in 1950.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||65||3||12||15||43||5||1||0||1||0|
|2004–05||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||70||5||10||15||60||7||1||2||3||0|
|2005–06||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||3||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||41||1||2||3||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||VIK Västerås HK||Allsv||17||3||4||7||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||1||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing Canada Pacific|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|2004 St. John's|
Awards and honors
|Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2007|
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- "Flames claim D Mikkelson off waivers". National Hockey League. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
- "Flames re-sign Mikkelson; sign Reinhart". Fox News. 2011-07-14.
- "Bolts add Mikkelson from Flames for 'D' depth". National Hockey League. 2012-01-06.
- "Blues, Lightning boxscore". National Hockey League. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
- "Penguins sign defenceman Mikkelson". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- Halford, Mike (May 8, 2015). "Leafs' Mikkelson signs in Swedish League". Pro Hockey Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "Mikkelson completes the defense" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2018-07-02. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
- "Flames claim Mikkelson". ESPN. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
- Sports Illustrated, Cover date: July 9–16, 2012, "Hockey's Minus Man", by Michael Farber, p. 112