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Mike Antonovich (ice hockey)

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Height  1.73 m
Role  Ice hockey player
Career end  1984

Name  Mike Antonovich
Career start  1972
Playing career  1972–1984
Weight  70 kg
Position  Centerman
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Born  October 18, 1951 (age 64) Calumet, MN, USA (1951-10-18)
Played for  Minnesota North Stars Hartford Whalers New Jersey Devils Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA)
NHL Draft  113th overall, 1971 Minnesota North Stars

Education  University of Minnesota

Michael Joseph John "Antone" Antonovich (born October 18, 1951 in Calumet, Minnesota) is a former American professional ice hockey player, and coach. He was selected in the ninth round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, 113th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars. He is currently a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Amateur career

Antonovich spent three seasons playing for the University of Minnesota, where he was tutored by coaches Glen Sonmor and Herb Brooks. Despite being drafted by the North Stars, when Antonovich turned professional he joined the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.

Professional career

Antonovich played most of his professional career in the WHA, with the Fighting Saints, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers. He also appeared in NHL games with the North Stars, Hartford Whalers and New Jersey Devils, in addition to minor league games in the AHL and CHL. While playing professionally Antonovich also represented the United States at the 1976, 1977 and 1982 Ice Hockey World Championships.

Coaching and scouting

Antonovich spent three seasons as an assistant coach in the International Hockey League, coaching the Minnesota Moose and Quad City Mallards. He joined the amateur scouting staff of the St. Louis Blues in 1997, a position he still holds.

Political career

In November 2008, Antonovich defeated incumbent John Sloan, and became the mayor of Coleraine, Minnesota. He has stated that he has no political motivations beyond his current position.

Awards and achievements

  • Played in 1978 WHA All-Star Game
  • CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
  • International play

  • 1976 World Championships
  • 1977 World Championships
  • 1982 World Championships
  • References

    Mike Antonovich (ice hockey) Wikipedia


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