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Mike Blunden

Canadian ice hockey player

Michael Blunden (born December 15, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey right winger. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Montreal Canadiens.

Mike Blunden
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Born (1986-12-15) December 15, 1986 (age 32)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Montreal Canadiens
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2005
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

Before he played in the AHL and NHL, Stanton played 4 seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Erie Otters.

He was drafted 43rd overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks and was signed to a 3-year entry level contract with them on May 24, 2006.[1] He made his debut with the Blackhawks in the 2006–07 NHL season and played 9 games with them but suffered an injury to his shoulder and was ruled out the rest of the season.

On January 10, 2009, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Adam Pineault.[2]

He played a season with the Blue Jackets and was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Ryan Russell on July 7, 2011.[3]

On June 28, 2014, Blunden was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year, two-way contract.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Blackhawks Sign Michael Blunden". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  2. "Blue Jackets trade Pineault for Blackhawks left wing Blunden". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  3. "Habs acquire Michael Blunden from Columbus in return for Ryan Russell". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  4. "Lightning sign Stralman, Boyle to multiyear contracts". NHL. Retrieved 2014-07-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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