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[ALUMNI BIO] Mike Vellinga

BIRTHDATE: August 19, 1978

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Guelph in the 10th round of the 1995 OHL Priority Selection Draft – 170th Overall

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career, Mike played for Johnstown (ECHL), Saint John (AHL), Dayton (ECHL), Hamilton (AHL), San Antonio (AHL), Laredo (CHL), Long Beach (ECHL), Columbia (ECHL), and Texas (CHL).

STATUS: Retired from professional hockey following the 2008-09 season.

POSITION: Defence

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Guelph Storm Most Improved Player (1995-96)
  • All-Time Franchise Stats:
    • T-8th in Career Playoffs Assists (23)
  • CHL Champion with the Laredo Bucks (2008-09)

Selected in the 7th round (184th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs 
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 57 3 8 11 32 16 2 6 8 6
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 66 6 30 36 73 18 1 9 10 34
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 63 6 22 28 101 13 1 8 9 30
1998-99 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 45 1 14 15 22
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 15 0 1 1 6
1998-99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 1 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 69 2 17 19 144 7 0 1 1 18
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 66 5 25 30 85 4 0 2 2 28
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Dayton Bombers ECHL 68 7 15 22 142 14 1 3 4 28
2002-03 Dayton Bombers ECHL 57 3 20 23 140
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002-03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2003-04 Laredo Bucks CHL 64 5 29 34 100 15 0 2 2 27
2004-05 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL 72 4 11 15 73 7 0 2 2 10
2005-06 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL 64 3 14 17 69 7 1 2 3 8
2006-07 Columbia Inferno ECHL 72 2 13 15 104
2007-08 Texas Brahmas CHL 63 1 13 14 66 14 0 3 3 24
2008-09 Texas Brahmas CHL 46 1 19 20 40 16 1 6 7 14

OHL: Guelph

NHL: Did not play

A dream turned nighmare for Pendleton woman

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