Mike Reilly (ice hockey)

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Mike Reilly
Born (1993-07-13) July 13, 1993 (age 24)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft 98th overall, 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2015–present

Michael J. Reilly Jr. (born July 13, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Reilly grew up in Chanhassen, Minnesota. After attending and playing for the Academy of Holy Angels and Shattuck-St Mary's, Reilly was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Opting not to sign with the Blue Jackets, he went on to play for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Reilly was named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-American following both his sophomore and junior seasons.[1]

Columbus' draft rights to Reilly expired on June 15, 2015, allowing for him to become an unrestricted free agent.[2] On July 1, 2015, Reilly was officially signed to a two-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $1.85 million.[1][3]

During his first professional season in 2015–16, Reilly was initially assigned to AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. On January 9, 2016 Reilly made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Family[edit]

His father, Michael J. Reilly, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the eighth round of the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, after a successful freshman campaign at Colorado College, but never played in the National Hockey League.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Academy of Holy Angels USHS 25 2 24 26 12 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Academy of Holy Angels USHS 24 4 29 33 19 2 3 2 5 0
2010–11 Shattuck-Saint Mary's USHS 54 14 34 48 30
2011–12 Penticton Vees BCHL 51 24 59 83 42 15 1 7 8 10
2012–13 University of Minnesota WCHA 37 3 11 14 14
2013–14 University of Minnesota B1G 41 9 24 33 18
2014–15 University of Minnesota B1G 39 6 36 42 44
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 45 5 18 23 10
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 29 1 6 7 8
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 17 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 57 5 25 30 48
NHL totals 46 2 6 8 10
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Russia

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 4
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 10 0 1 1 0

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year 2013–14
2014–15
[5]
[6]
All-Big Ten First Team 2013–14
2014–15
[7]
[6]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2013–14
2014–15
[8]
Hobey Baker Award Finalist 2014–15 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wild Signs Defenseman Mike Reilly". Wild.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Peters, Chris. "Mike Reilly informs Blue Jackets he won't sign, hits free agency". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ Graff, Chad. "Wild had what Mike Reilly wanted: potential, opportunity". twincities.com. Pioneer Press. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Michael J. Reilly profile". hockeydraftcentral.com. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Reilly claims inaugural defensive player of the year". Big Ten Conference. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Big Ten Announces Hockey Postseason Honors". Bigten.org. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Big Ten Announces Hockey Postseason Honors". Big Ten Conference. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Jason (April 10, 2015). "Minnesota's Mike Reilly earns back-to-back All-America hockey honors". startribune.com. Star Tribune. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "McIntyre and Kero named amongst Hobey Baker finalists". fargoforce.com. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
2013–14
2014–15
Succeeded by
Zach Werenski