Mike Legg

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Mike Legg
Born (1975-05-25) May 25, 1975 (age 43)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for HIFK
San Antonio Iguanas
Fort Wayne Komets
Lubbock Cotton Kings
Idaho Steelheads
Utah Grizzlies
NHL Draft 273rd overall, 1993
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1997–2003

Mike Legg (born May 25, 1975) is a Canadian former ice hockey player. He is most famous for a goal he scored while playing for the University of Michigan, in a 1996 NCAA Tournament game against the University of Minnesota, in which he picked the puck up onto his stick behind the net and wrapped it around into the top corner of the net.[1] The goal was widely recognized around the hockey world; Legg was awarded "Goal of the Year" by Inside Hockey and the stick he used was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[1] This move is often referred to as a 'Michigan,' and has since been attempted by many other players, including Ryan Getzlaf and Tyler Ennis.[2] Legg originally learned it from Bill Armstrong.[2] Using the Michigan in a full-speed variation, Mikael Granlund scored a goal at the 2011 IIHF World Championship semifinal versus Russia, helping Finland win gold.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ youtube: video of the goal
  2. ^ Hruby, Patrick (2010-04-08). "The coolest goal ever scored in hockey". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  3. ^ "Eishockey WM 2011 - Mikael Granlund Tor - Finnland vs. Russland 1:0" (in German). youTube. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  4. ^ "Granlund Lacrosse goal for HIFK Juniors, 2010-11-03". youTube. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  5. ^ "Finnland folgt Schweden ins Finale, Austria" (in German). orf.at. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  6. ^ "Die Russen von den Finnen entzaubert, Switzerland" (in German). nzz.ch. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  7. ^ "Schweden und Finnland spielen um Gold, Spiegel" (in German). spiegel.de. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  8. ^ "Granlunds fräckis fixade drömfinal" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  9. ^ Kimelman, Adam (2011-05-13). "Granlund scores goal for the ages at Worlds". NHL.com. Retrieved 2011-05-18.

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