May 14, 1988 |
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL Draft||80th overall, 2006
Michael Forney (born May 14, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player. He was most recently signed to the Belfast Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). Forney was drafted 80th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Forney played in the 2010–11 ECHL All-Star Game. Without an extension offered from his entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Forney returned to the Eagles on a full-time basis, signing a one-year deal on August 16, 2012.
In the 2012–13 season, Forney led the Eagles in scoring, finishing second in the league, with 79 points in 71 games. He was rewarded with a selection to the ECHL First All-Star Team. A free agent, with the intention of keeping in shape, Forney went on a working holiday of sorts, signing a short-term contract with the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League. In only 16 games with the Thunder, Forney scored an impressive 47 points, before leaving in preparation to join his new Austrian club, EC VSV, on a one-year contract for the 2013–14 season.
After a spell with Sheffield Steelers, Forney signed for EIHL counterparts Belfast Giants in 2015. Following two seasons in Northern Ireland, Forney announced his return to his native Minnesota in April 2017.
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of North Dakota||WCHA||16||0||2||2||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of North Dakota||WCHA||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||59||26||34||60||53||7||3||7||10||2|
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-ECHL Team (First Team All-Star)||2012–13|||
- "2006 Draft Choices Round 3". Atlanta Thrashers. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
- "Forney selected to the ECHL All-Star game". Colorado Eagles. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "Eagles re-sign forward Michael Forney". Colorado Eagles. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- "All ECHL First Team announced". ECHL. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01.