Mike Rogers (ice hockey)

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Mike Rogers
Born (1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 65)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Edmonton Oilers
New England Whalers
NHL
Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 77th overall, 1974
Vancouver Canucks
WHA Draft 48th overall, 1974
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1974–1986

Michael R. Rogers (born October 24, 1954) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played five seasons in the World Hockey Association, followed by seven seasons in the National Hockey League. He was drafted by both the Vancouver Canucks (5th round, 77th overall) of the NHL and the Edmonton Oilers (4th round, 48th overall) of the WHA in 1974. He chose to start his professional career with the Oilers, and was the Oilers' team-scoring champion in their third (1974–75) season.

Rogers was traded to the New England Whalers, with whom he entered the NHL when the leagues merged for the 1979–80 NHL season.

Rogers shares elite company in that he is one of only four players to have scored 100 or more points in his first three NHL seasons, the others being Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Peter Stastny.

Rogers was the colour commentator for the Calgary Flames on Calgary radio stations for 12 years before announcing his retirement on July 25, 2013.[1]

Legacy[edit]

In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, the authors ranked Rogers at No. 88 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team’s first 82 seasons.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Calgary Centennials WCHL 66 27 30 57 19 13 2 4 6 2
1972–73 Calgary Centennials WCHL 67 54 58 112 44 6 8 5 13 2
1973–74 Calgary Centennials WCHL 66 67 73 140 32 14 13 16 29 6
1974–75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 78 35 48 83 2
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 44 12 15 27 10
1975–76 New England Whalers WHA 36 18 14 32 10 17 5 8 13 2
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 78 25 57 82 10 5 1 1 2 2
1977–78 New England Whalers WHA 80 28 43 71 46 14 5 6 11 8
1978–79 New England Whalers WHA 80 27 45 72 31 10 2 6 8 2
1979–80 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 44 61 105 10 3 0 3 3 0
1980–81 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 40 65 105 32
1981–82 New York Rangers NHL 80 38 65 103 43 9 1 6 7 2
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 71 29 47 76 28 1 0 0 0 0
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 78 23 38 61 45 1 0 0 0 0
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 78 26 38 64 24 3 0 4 4 4
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 20 9 15 24 28
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 3 4 2
1985–86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 33 15 28 43 14
1985–86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 1 0 1 0
1986–87 HC Ambrì-Piotta NDA 26 21 14 35 26
WHA totals 396 145 222 367 109 46 13 21 34 14
NHL totals 484 202 317 519 184 17 1 13 14 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Canada WC 6 0 1 1 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cruickshank, Scott (July 25, 2013). "Mike Rogers retires after 12 years as Flames' radio colour commentator". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470736194. Retrieved 2020-02-03.

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Preceded by
Rick Ley
Hartford Whalers captain
1980–81
Succeeded by
Dave Keon