Height 1.73 m
Role Ice hockey player
Career end 1984
|Name Mike Antonovich|
Career start 1972
Weight 70 kg
|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.
- Amateur career
- Professional career
- Coaching and scouting
- Political career
- Awards and achievements
- International play
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.
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.
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.