Mike Betz
Born March 31 1981 (1981-03-31) (age 36),
Elizabeth, PA, USA
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Pro clubs NCAA
Ohio State University
Idaho Steelheads
Fresno Falcons
Johnstown Chiefs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–2006

Mike Betz (born March 31, 1981) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender.

Prior to turning professional, Betz attended Ohio State University (OSU) where he played four seasons (20002004) of NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Betz was recognized for his outstanding college hockey play when he was named the Ohio State Buckeyes' Most Valuable Player for both the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons, and was also selected as the 2002–03 CCHA Goaltender of the Year.

Betz hold's the Ohio State Buckeyes' record for most career minutes played (8,519:34), saves (3,328), shut-outs (11), and wins (73) by a goaltender, and also holds Ohio State's record for most minutes played (2,423:44) and shut-outs (5) in a single season (2001–02)[1]

Betz made his professional debut during the 2003–04 ECHL playoffs, playing three games in the net for the Kelly Cup champion Idaho Steelheads. He went on to play two more seasons in the ECHL before retiring following the 2005–06 season.

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
Bobby Brown Award – Ohio State's Most Valuable Player 2001–02 [1]
Bobby Brown Award – Ohio State's Most Valuable Player 2002–03 [1]
CCHA Mike and Marian Ilitch Humanitarian Award 2002–03 [1]
CCHA Goaltender of the Year 2002–03 [1]


External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Miller
CCHA Goaltender of the Year
Succeeded by
Dominic Vicari

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