Mike Boland (ice hockey, born 1954)

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Mike Boland
Born (1954-10-29)October 29, 1954
London, Ontario, Canada
Died October 8, 2017(2017-10-08) (aged 62)
Amherst, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Kansas City Scouts
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 110th overall, 1974
Kansas City Scouts
WHA Draft 94th overall, 1974
San Diego Mariners
Playing career 1974–1984

Michael John Boland (October 29, 1954 – October 8, 2017) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career[edit]

Boland was drafted in the seventh round, 110th overall, by the Kansas City Scouts in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He played one game in the National Hockey League with Kansas City in the 1974–75 season and 22 more with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1978–79 season.

In his 23-game NHL career, Boland scored one goal and added two assists. Boland remained an active hockey player with the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association, which raises money for various charities around Western New York. His sister Diane is married to his former teammate, Don Luce. Boland died after a period of declining health at a hospital in Amherst, New York in 2017.[1]

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