Mike Hedden

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Mike Hedden
Mike Hedden - Texas Stars (2).jpg
Born (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 33)
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Straubing Tigers
Grand Rapids Griffins
Rockford IceHogs
Rochester Americans
Texas Stars
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Ässät
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Mike Hedden (born December 27, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Hedden played college hockey at Neumann University.[1] Hedden made his professional debut in the ECHL with the Toledo Walleye in the 2009–10 season.

After impressing with the Walleye, Hedden earnt a try-out contract with American Hockey League clubs, Grand Rapids Griffins, Rockford IceHogs and the Rochester Americans. In the following 2011–12 season, he signed a one-year contract with the Texas Stars.[2]

Hedden established himself alongside the Stars top offensive players, culminating in capturing the Calder Cup in his third and final season with the club in the 2013–14 season.

On June 20, 2014, Hedden signed his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal with Croatian club, KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League.[3] In the 2014–15 season, Hedden struggled to transition with Zagreb going scoreless in 12 games before he was released from his contract. On October 30, Hedden moved to the Finnish Liiga, signing for the remainder of the season with Ässät Pori.[4]

On May 25, 2015, Hedden left Finland as a free agent, continuing his European career in Germany, signing an initial one-year deal with the Straubing Tigers of the DEL.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Neumann University ECAC-W 25 18 14 32 36
2006–07 Neumann University ECAC-W 26 31 21 52 20
2007–08 Neumann University ECAC-W 26 30 12 42 14
2008–09 Neumann University ECAC-W 31 17 20 37 39
2009–10 Toledo Walleye ECHL 66 18 14 32 58 4 0 3 3 6
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 57 32 20 52 94
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 2 1 1 2 15
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 69 19 15 34 55
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 61 13 22 35 38 9 1 3 4 4
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 74 23 32 55 43 21 9 10 19 20
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 12 0 0 0 9
2014–15 Ässät Liiga 39 10 9 19 51 2 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Straubing Tigers DEL 52 17 17 34 14 7 0 2 2 2
2016–17 Straubing Tigers DEL 51 18 26 44 52 2 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 210 56 71 127 153 30 10 13 23 24

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Calder Cup Champion 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Hedden makes headway in the professional ranks". Neumann University. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Texas Stars add Mike Hedden". Texas Stars. 2011-07-01. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Another Calder Cup winner in Medvescaks' offense". KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Mike Hedden to Assat" (in Finnish). Ässät Pori. 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Straubing Tigers sign Canadian Mike Hedden" (in German). Straubing Tigers. 2015-05-25. Archived from the original on 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

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