Mike Dunham

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Mike Dunham
Born (1972-06-01) June 1, 1972 (age 45)
Johnson City, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Nashville Predators
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
New York Islanders
National team  United States
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1993–2007

Michael Francis "Mike" Dunham (born June 1, 1972 in Johnson City, New York) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently the goaltending coach for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Dunham attended Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut, a Catholic boarding school, where he was an All-New England 1st Team Goalie under legendary prep school coach Charlie Huntington. Dunham played college hockey for the University of Maine, where he shared the goaltending duties with Garth Snow. The team won the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship in Dunham's final season, 1992–93.

He was drafted in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He won the William M. Jennings Trophy with Martin Brodeur after the 1996–97 NHL season. During the 1998 expansion draft, Mike Dunham was selected by the Nashville Predators where he played four seasons splitting the starting role with Tomáš Vokoun. He also played for the New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, and New York Islanders. He participated in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, helping the United States win the silver medal. During the NHL lockout 2004-05, Dunham played with Skellefteå AIK in Sweden to make a team boost for the end of season. Dunham has a career record of 141–178–39–5, with a 2.74 goals against average, 90.8% save percentage, and 19 shutouts.


On September 10, 2007, Dunham was named goaltending coach of the New York Islanders.[1] The move ended his 10-year NHL playing career.

Awards and honors[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Germany
Award Year
All-Hockey East First Team 1992–93
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1992–93
  • Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame. Inducted Friday March 13, 2009 (w/Glenn Merkosky)


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Byron Dafoe and Olaf Kölzig
Winner of the Hap Holmes Memorial Award
(w/Corey Schwab)
Succeeded by
Manny Legace and Scott Langkow
Preceded by
Chris Osgood and Mike Vernon
Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy
(w/Martin Brodeur)
Succeeded by
Martin Brodeur