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Michael John Kaszycki (born February 27, 1956 in Milton, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. Selected in 1976 by both the New York Islanders (32nd overall) of the National Hockey League and the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, he also played for the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kaszycki played for the Junior B Dixie Beehives and then the OMJHL's Toronto Marlboros. He won the Memorial Cup in 1974-75. In 1975-76 he played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

He joined the Islanders in 1976 and played in 1976-77 for their Fort Worth Texans farm team. The next two seasons were spent as an effective second-line centre with the Islanders.

In 1979 Kaszycki was traded to the Washington Capitals and then was quickly dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The next four seasons were spent between the Leafs and their farm teams.

In the middle of the 1984-85 season he went to Switzerland where he played for four and a half seasons before retiring in 1989.

He scored 42 goals and 80 assists in 226 NHL games.

During the 1981–82 AHL season, while playing for the New Brunswick Hawks, Kaszycki won three individual American Hockey League awards. Kaszycki was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as Most Valuable Player, the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as top scorer, and the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award for sportsmanship and perseverance.

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