Mike Polich

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Michael John Polich (born December 19, 1952 in Hibbing, Minnesota) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 226 games in the National Hockey League in 1977–81. Polich was a college hockey star for the University of Minnesota and also played for Team USA at the 1974 and 1975 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments before signing a free agent contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL in 1975. Polich spent most of the next three seasons in Canadiens system with their farm team the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League, but he did get his name on the Stanley Cup in 1977 as a reserve on the Canadiens' championship winning team. He also played for Team USA in the inaugural 1976 Canada Cup tournament. Polich's NHL career finally took off after he signed for the Minnesota North Stars in 1978 where he became an accomplished defensive specialist and penalty killer. He finally retired in 1981 after three years as a regular North Star.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1974 [1]
All-WCHA First Team 1974–75 [2]
AHCA West All-American 1974–75 [3]


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Doug Palazzari
WCHA Player of the Year
1974–75 (With Tom Ross)
Succeeded by
Mike Zuke