Michael Swift (ice hockey)

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Michael Swift
Born (1987-03-26) March 26, 1987 (age 30)
Peterborough, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
ALH team
Former teams
High1
Lowell Devils
Albany Devils
Worcester Sharks
National team  South Korea
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Michael Swift (born March 26, 1987) is a Canadian-born Korean[1] professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the High1 in the Asia League Ice Hockey (AL).

Professional career[edit]

On April 19, 2008, he was signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.[2] During the 2010–11 season, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Patrick Davis in exchange for Steven Zalewski and Jay Leach.[3] He finished the season with the Sharks AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

High1[edit]

On August 4, 2011, Swift unconventionally signed in the Asian League with High1. During the 2011–12 season, he was named as the Leagues MVP after scoring 90 points in just 36 games.

As of 2015-16 season, he's the team's all-time leader, with most Goals scored, most Assists and Points accumulated.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Brampton Capitals OPJHL 35 3 3 6 12
2002–03 Peterborough Bees OPJHL 3 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Peterborough Bees OPJHL 45 25 19 44 103
2003–04 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 9 2 2 4 6
2004–05 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 67 15 17 32 46 5 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 65 22 32 54 46
2006–07 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 67 34 59 93 76 5 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Laredo Bucks CHL 12 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Niagara IceDogs OHL 68 38 62 100 130 10 9 9 18 22
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 52 12 15 27 50
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 76 24 31 55 71 4 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 48 16 12 28 48
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 18 1 6 7 28
2011–12 High1 ALIH 36 44 46 90 84
2012–13 High1 ALIH 40 39 58 97 119
2013–14 High1 ALIH 41 37 30 67 110 3 0 2 2 6
2014–15 High1 ALIH 48 34 46 80 114 6 2 3 5 8
2015–16 High1 ALIH 48 31 39 70 119 - - - - -
ALIH totals 213 185 219 404 546 9 2 5 7 14
AHL totals 194 53 64 117 197 4 0 1 1 4

Records[edit]

High1[5]

  • Team all-time leader for Most Goals
  • Team all-time leader for Most Assists
  • Team all-time leader for Most Points
  • First player in team history to score 100 Goals
  • First player in team history to record 100 Assists and 100 Goals
  • First player in team history to record 200 Points
  • First player in team history to record 200 Assists and 150 Goals
  • First player in team history to record 300 Points
  • First player in team history to record 400 Points

Asia League Ice Hockey

  • Fastest player in Asia league history to reach 100 Goals scored(90 games)
  • Highest points per game ratio during career, with 2.34(as of 13/14)

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy 2008 [6]

2011-2012 ALH season:

  • Asia League Best Plus/Minus (+52)
  • Asia League Most Assists (46)
  • Asia League Most Goals (44)
  • Asia League Most Points (90)
  • Asia League Regular Season MVP

2012-2013 ALH season:

  • Asia League Most Assists (58)
  • Asia League Most Goals (39)
  • Asia League Most Points (97)

2013-2014 ALH season:

  • Asia League Most Goals (37)
  • Asia League Most Points (67)

2014-2015 ALH season:

  • Asia League Most Points (80)

2015-2016 ALH season:

  • Asia League Most Points (70)

References[edit]

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