Mike Condon (ice hockey)

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Mike Condon
Mike Condon, Montreal Canadiens 3, Ottawa Senators 4, Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec (29773480240) (cropped).jpg
Condon in 2016 with the Canadiens
Born (1990-04-27) April 27, 1990 (age 28)
Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Michael Johnston Condon[1] (born April 27, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Belleville Senators in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early life[edit]

Condon was born on April 27, 1990 to Mary and Teddy Condon in Holliston, Massachusetts.[1][2] He has one older brother, Zach.[2] His father is a sergeant for the Massachusetts State Police,[2] and his mother is a real estate broker.[1] His father was involved in the manhunt of the Boston Marathon bombers.[2] Condon attended the Belmont Hill School before attending Princeton University, where he majored in politics.[1]

Playing career[edit]

As a young boy, Condon played hockey for the Boston Jr. Eagles. As a senior, he was named second-team All-Ivy League while playing for the Tigers.

Undrafted at the conclusion of his career with Princeton, Condon signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL[3] On April 7, 2013, after four games with the Reign where he went 3–1–0 with a 1.48 goals against average, Condon signed a professional tryout agreement with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).[4]

On May 8, 2013, Condon signed his first professional contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[5]

On October 11, 2015, Condon started his first NHL game, leading the Canadiens to a 3–1 win against the Ottawa Senators.[6] He stopped 20 of 21 shots, only allowing one goal against from Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau.[6] Senators goaltender Matt O'Connor made his NHL debut in the same game, making the two the first goaltenders to make their first NHL start on the same night since October 14, 1967.[6] On November 9, Condon was named the NHL third star of the week for his play filling in for the injured Carey Price.[7]

On October 11, 2016, Condon was claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens by the Pittsburgh Penguins after being waived the previous day.[8] He would only play one period (20 minutes) in relief for the Penguins before being traded to the Ottawa Senators on November 2 for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017.[9] Condon was acquired due to Senators' starter Craig Anderson facing an uncertain future after his wife was recently diagnosed with cancer, and backup Andrew Hammond being sidelined with an injury.[10]

In June 2017, Condon signed a 3 year $7.2M contract extension with the Ottawa Senators after being credited with saving the Senators' 2016–17 season by filling in for starter Craig Anderson during which time Condon set team records both for the most consecutive starts by a goalie (27 games) and for the fewest number of games needed to achieve 5 shutouts (32 games).[11] In the following 2017–18 season, Condon's play dropped to a save percentage of .902, and he only won 5 games all season in the backup role to Anderson. However, the abysmal season the Senators had as a whole, in which the team finished second-last in the entire league, heavily contributed to this decline in Condon's performance.

After two dreadful starts to begin Condon's 2018-19 season in which he had a 6.40 GAA, the Senators decided to waive Condon and send him down to the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League on October 31, 2018.

International play[edit]

Condon was selected as a member of the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[12] On May 7, 2016, he started the second game of the tournament leading the United States to a 6–3 win against Belarus.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Belmont Hill School USHS 5 2.71 .941
2007–08 Belmont Hill School USHS 31 2.13 .931
2008–09 Belmont Hill School USHS 31 2.12 .934
2009–10 Princeton University ECAC 4 0 1 0 123 5 0 2.44 .902
2010–11 Princeton University ECAC 11 6 4 1 660 31 1 2.82 .902
2011–12 Princeton University ECAC 14 4 6 3 832 40 0 2.88 .919
2012–13 Princeton University ECAC 24 8 11 4 1354 56 2 2.48 .923
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 4 3 1 0 243 6 1 1.48 .943
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 5 3 0 0 226 9 0 2.39 .919 3 1 2 179 11 0 3.69 .909
2013–14 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 39 23 12 4 2315 84 6 2.18 .931 10 6 3 625 26 2 2.50 .926
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 1 1 0 145 6 0 2.48 .909
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 48 23 19 6 2857 116 4 2.44 .921
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 55 21 25 3 3123 141 1 2.71 .903
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0.00 1.000
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 40 19 14 6 2305 96 5 2.50 .914 2 0 0 61 4 0 3.92 .875
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 31 5 17 5 1627 88 0 3.25 .902
NHL totals 127 45 56 17 7,074 325 6 2.76 .907 2 0 0 61 4 0 3.92 .875

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2016 United States WC 4th 5 2 2 0 259 11 1 2.55 .878
Senior totals 5 2 2 0 259 11 1 2.55 .878

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mike Condon Bio". Princeton Tigers. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Condon Initially Deemed Traitor By Friends & Family". Sportsnet. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Whyno, Stephen (October 12, 2015). "Canadiens goalie Mike Condon takes improbable journey to NHL debut". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Condon Gets Chance in Houston". ECAC Hockey. April 7, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Canadiens sign goaltender Mike Condon to a two-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. May 8, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Mike Condon earns first NHL win as Canadiens beat Senators 3–1". National Hockey League. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "NHL's 3 stars: Patrick Kane, Tyler Seguin and Mike Condon". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Penguins Claim Goaltender Mike Condon". nhl.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Senators acquire Mike Condon from Pittsburgh". NHL.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Mike Condon traded to Senators for draft pick". Sportsnet. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ottawa Senators lock up Mike Condon with new three-year, $7.2 million deal". ottoawacitizen.com. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "2016 U.S. Men's National Team". usahockey.com. May 2, 2016.
  13. ^ http://reports.iihf.hockey/Hydra/415/IHM415B10_74_3_0.pdf

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