Mike Siklenka

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Mike Siklenka
Siklenka Mike Lukko.jpg
Born (1979-12-18) December 18, 1979 (age 37)
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
Leksands IF
Lukko
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EC KAC
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 an unrestricted free agent who most recently was under contract with 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).

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Lloydminster Blazers SJHL 54 10 17 27 120
1997–98 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 19 13 32 115 11 6 6 12 24
1999–00 Portland Pirates AHL 9 0 0 0 14
1999–00 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 58 7 4 11 62 8 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Richmond Renegades ECHL 65 19 18 37 117 4 0 0 0 34
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 8 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Richmond Renegades ECHL 55 13 21 34 111
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 6 6 12 169
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 18 1 5 6 29
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 26 3 6 9 74
2003–04 Trenton Devils ECHL 1 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 39 16 18 34 156 12 6 1 7 44
2005–06 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 42 13 32 45 206
2006–07 Leksands IF Allsvenskan 39 12 19 31 164 8 0 4 4 14
2007–08 Lukko Liiga 43 9 14 23 182 3 0 1 1 6
2008–09 EC Salzburg EBEL 21 4 10 14 38 13 2 1 3 16
2009–10 EC Salzburg EBEL 49 24 24 48 64 16 6 7 13 10
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 36 3 10 13 38
2010–11 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 7 1 1 2 16 15 4 6 10 28
2011–12 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 45 10 22 32 104 10 2 2 4 51
2012–13 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 33 3 15 18 123 13 5 3 8 19
2013–14 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 50 9 14 23 120
2014–15 Klagenfurter AC EBEL 35 4 10 14 93
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 164 14 27 41 326
ECHL totals 179 40 43 83 290 12 1 0 1 49

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