Mike Siklenka

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Mike Siklenka
Siklenka Mike Lukko.jpg
Born (1979-12-18) December 18, 1979 (age 36)
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
Leksands IF
EC Red Bull Salzburg
NHL Draft 118th overall, 1998
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1999–present

Michael Siklenka (born December 18, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Siklenka was played major junior hockey with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League before he was drafted 118th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

He played in two National Hockey League (NHL) games, one with the Philadelphia Flyers and the other with the New York Rangers before opting for a European career in playing for Leksands IF of the Swedish Allsvenskan, Lukko of the Finnish SM-liiga, and EC KAC and EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian EBEL.

On July 2, 2010, Siklenka signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL. He was unable to make the Thrashers opening night roster and was reassigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, to start the 2010–11 season.[1] 36 games with the Wolves, Siklenka sought a release from his contract and returned for a second spell with EC KAC of the EBEL on January 27, 2011.

Siklenka was a member of Team Canada for the 2007 Spengler Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Siklenka has a wife (Jolene) and two kids (Rain and Jones).


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