Mike O'Neill (ice hockey)

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Mike O'Neill
Born (1967-11-03) November 3, 1967 (age 49)
LaSalle, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Tappara Tampere
Moncton Hawks
Fort Wayne Komets
Winnipeg Jets
Phoenix Roadrunners
Baltimore Bandits
Anaheim Might Ducks
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Portland Pirates
EC VSV
Michigan K-Wings
Sheffield Steelers
NHL Draft 15th overall
(supplemental draft), 1988
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1989–2001

Michael Anthony O'Neill (born November 3, 1967) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

O'Neill played four years at Yale University before spending the 1989–90 season with Tappara Tampere of the SM-liiga. He was drafted 15th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft while he was at Yale University. He joined the Jets' farm system when he returned to North America in 1990–91.

O'Neill mainly played for the Moncton Hawks of the AHL and the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL, only playing a few times for the Jets in the 1991–92 and 1992–93 seasons. In the 1993–94 season, he made 17 appearances for the Jets posting a 0–9–1 record. O'Neill returned to the minors and, in 1995–96, made 74 appearances with the Baltimore Bandits, an AHL record.

O'Neill was signed as a free agent by Anaheim, and played mainly for the Long Beach Ice Dogs in the IHL. He then signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent in August 1997 and played 47 games for the Portland Pirates of the AHL in 1997–98.

O'Neill played for EC VSV in Austria in the 1998–99 season before returning to North America to play for the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the Michigan K-Wings during 1999–00 season.

In 2000–01, he played for the Sheffield Steelers of the British Ice Hockey Superleague, and won the B&H Cup, the Challenge Cup, the League Championship and the Playoff Championship.

O'Neill retired from professional hockey following the 2000–01 season. O'Neill holds the record for the most career games without a win in a career.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1986–87 [2]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1988–89 [2]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1988–89 [3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1989–90 Tappara Tampere SM-liiga 44 3.10
1990–91 Moncton Hawks AHL 30 13 7 6 1613 84 0 3.12
1990–91 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 8 5 2 1 490 31 0 3.80
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 4.62
1991–92 Moncton Hawks AHL 32 14 16 2 1902 108 1 3.41
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 1 73 6 0 4.93
1992–93 Moncton Hawks AHL 30 13 10 4 1649 88 1 3.20
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 0 9 1 738 51 0 4.15
1993–94 Moncton Hawks AHL 12 8 4 0 716 33 1 2.76
1993–94 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 11 4 4 3 642 38 0 3.55
1994–95 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 28 11 12 4 1603 109 0 4.08
1994–95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 21 13 4 4 1256 64 1 3.06
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 74 31 31 7 4250 250 2 3.53
1996–97 Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 31 3 0 5.81
1997–98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 45 26 12 6 2644 145 1 3.29
1997–98 Portland Pirates AHL 47 16 18 10 2640 135 1 3.07
1998–99 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 22 2.39
1998–99 EC Villacher SV Swiss 20 2.53
1999–00 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 25 7 12 5 1423 71 0 2.99
1999–00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 4 1 1 0 155 6 1 2.33
2000–01 Sheffield Steelers BISL 30 1603 64 0 2.40
NHL CAREER TOTALS 21 0 9 2 855 61 0 4.28

Post season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T SO GAA
1989–90 Tappara Tampere SM-liiga 7 3 4 0 4.44
1990–91 Moncton Hawks AHL 8 3 4 0 4.00
1991–92 Moncton Hawks AHL 11 4 7 1 3.85
1994–95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 9 4 5 0 3.70
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 12 6 6 0 3.75
1996–97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 1 0 0 0 0.00
1997–98 Portland Pirates AHL 6 2 3 0 3.15
1999–00 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 1 0 1 0 3.01
2000–01 Sheffield Steelers BISL 7 0 0 0 2.28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weekes, Don (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Even More of Hockey's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650621. 
  2. ^ a b "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.