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Mike Cammalleri
Michael Cammalleri Flames
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
Calgary Flames
Born June 8 1982 (1982-06-08) (age 34),
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2001
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 2002 – present

Michael Cammalleri (born June 8, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Cammalleri played the majority of his significant minor hockey with the Toronto Red Wings. After a brief stint in Ontario Provincial Junior 'A' with the Bramalea Blues, he moved on to play college hockey for the Michigan Wolverines for three seasons.

ProfessionalEdit

Mike Cammalleri

Cammalleri began his career with the Los Angeles Kings.

Cammalleri was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (49th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and began his career with the Kings, making his NHL debut on November 8, 2002 against the Ottawa Senators and picking up his first NHL point with an assist. He scored his first NHL goal in his fifth game on November 16, 2002 against the Edmonton Oilers, the game-winner, in a 4–1 victory. Subsequently, he would spend some time with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. In the 2004–05 AHL season, Cammalleri was awarded the Willie Marshall Award for leading the league in goals, scoring 46.

He was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championships team that won gold in a 4–2 win against Finland in Moscow. Cammalleri received a new 2 year contract worth $3.1 million in 2007–08 and $3.6 million in 2008–09 for an average cap hit of $3.35 million per year. At the start of the 2007–08 season he was named an alternate captain for the Kings. On September 29, 2007, he scored the first ever regular season NHL goal in Europe in a 4–1 win against the Anaheim Ducks as the league opened the regular season with games at The O2 in London.

On June 20, 2008, Cammalleri was traded to the Calgary Flames in a draft day three-way deal between the Anaheim Ducks and the Kings. The Flames acquired Cammalleri from the Kings in exchange for the 17th overall pick in the draft. Los Angeles then dealt the 17th selection and its 28th pick to the Ducks for their 12th overall pick.[1] Cammalleri scored his first career NHL hat trick on November 27, 2008 in Calgary's 4–3 win in a game with the Vancouver Canucks.[2] Cammalleri finished the season with a career high 82 points, 39 goals and 43 assists.

On July 1, 2009, Cammalleri signed a five-year contract worth US$30 million with the Montreal Canadiens. On October 24, 2009, he got a hat trick and scored the overtime winner to help the Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 5–4. On December 4, 2009, the night of the Canadiens' 100th anniversary, he scored his second hat trick of the season in a 5–1 win for the Canadiens against the Boston Bruins. On December 28, 2009, Cammalleri also scored the Montreal Canadiens' 20,000th franchise goal against the Ottawa Senators.[3] Cammalleri was the team leader in goals with 26 when he suffered a knee injury on January 30 after a collision with Ottawa Senators defenseman Anton Volchenkov missing 17 games until mid-March.[4] Cammalleri returned on March 24, 2010, in a game versus the Buffalo Sabres. He would go goal-less for the final 9 games of the regular season, while only registering two assists.[5] However, in the playoffs Cammalleri found his goal scoring touch. By the end of the Conference Finals (in which Montreal was eliminated) Cammalleri lead the league in goal scoring with 13. No other player scored as many goals as him in the playoffs, even those on teams that reached the final.[6] His 13 goals were highlighted with scoring 7 goals in a seven-game series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The feat tied a Canadiens team record held by Maurice Richard (2), Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Guy Lafleur, Frank Mahovlich and Marcel Bonin.[7][8] Cammalleri was given a one-game suspension for the 2010–11 season opener after a slash to New York Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter in a preseason game. On October 9, 2011 Cammalleri scored the first ever NHL regular season goal at Winnipeg's MTS Centre in a 5-1 Canadiens victory over the Jets.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Bramalea Blues OPJHL 46 36 52 88 30
1998–99 Bramalea Blues OPJHL 41 31 72 103 51
1999–00 University of Michigan CCHA 39 13 13 26 32
2000–01 University of Michigan CCHA 42 29 32 61 24
2001–02 University of Michigan CCHA 29 23 21 44 28
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 13 5 15 20 12
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 5 3 8 22
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 9 6 15 20
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 20 19 39 28 1 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 79 46 63 109 60 6 1 5 6 0
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 26 30 56 50
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 34 46 80 48
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 19 28 47 30
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 81 39 43 82 44 6 1 2 3 2
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 26 24 50 16 19 13 6 19 6
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 19 28 47 33 7 3 7 10 0
NHL totals 496 177 207 384 263 32 18 15 32 8

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2002 Pardubice Ice hockey
Bronze 2001 Moscow Ice hockey
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Canada WJC 7 4 2 6 2
2002 Canada WJC 7 7 4 11 10
2006 Canada WC 8 1 4 5 4
2007 Canada WC 9 4 3 7 6
Junior int'l totals 14 11 6 17 12
Senior int'l totals 17 5 7 12 10

Personal lifeEdit

Cammalleri is Jewish,[9] and was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario.[10] His parents are Leo and Ruth. Leo, as the last name suggests, is of Italian (Sicilian) descent. Ruth, who is Jewish, is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Poland and Czechoslovakia. He has a sister named Melanie. The family raised the children observing Jewish holidays. Other than hockey, Cammalleri is also a scratch golfer and has played a lot of golf in the summer at his local club, Summit Golf and Country Club. Cammalleri keeps in touch with his fans through Twitter.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Flames acquire Cammalleri, ship Tanguay to Habs. The Sports Network (2008-06-20). Retrieved on January 3, 2009.
  2. Cammalleri's Hat Trick Gives Flames Win in Vancouver. The Sports Network (November 27, 2008). Retrieved on January 3, 2009.
  3. "Cammalleri scores Canadiens' 20,000th goal", CBC.ca, December 28, 2009. Retrieved on December 28, 2009. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. 
  4. "Cammalleri eyes mid-March return to Canadiens", CBC Sports, February 26, 2010. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. 
  5. Michael Cammalleri's game log. The Sports Network (May 24, 2010). Retrieved on May 26, 2010.
  6. NHL 2010 Playoff stats. National Hockey League (June 12, 2010). Retrieved on June 12, 2010.
  7. The Canadian Press (May 26, 2010). Cammalleri Joins Habs All-Time Greats with Playoff Scoring. The Sports Network. Retrieved on May 26, 2010.
  8. Individual Records – Playoffs – One Serie – Most Goals. National Hockey League (June 24, 2010). Retrieved on June 24, 2010.
  9. (September/October 2011, accessed September 15, 2011) "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; National Hockey League". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 7. Retrieved on September 15, 2011. 
  10. Jews on the Big screen, Winter Sports roundup. Jweekly.com (January 21, 2010). Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved on January 22, 2010.
  11. Mike's Monarchs days worthy of a future King. JewishTribune.ca (December 16, 2004). Retrieved on January 22, 2010.
  12. Bob Snow (March 4, 2010). NCAA PRO-file with Mike Cammalleri. National Hockey League. Retrieved on March 4, 2010.

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