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Three-time U.S. Olympian retires as a player after 10 NHL seasons

Mike Dunham
After a successful ten-year career as an NHL goaltender, Mike Dunham has formally retired as a player and has accepted the position of Goaltending Coach of the New York Islanders. The 35-year old Dunham will be at Islanders training camp when it begins Friday in Moncton, New Brunswick.

"Mike had an outstanding NHL career and was very well-regarded for his work ethic and his leadership," said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. "I'm very happy to have all of his experience on our coaching staff. Last season he was extremely helpful as a teammate to the development of Rick DiPietro and Wade Dubielewicz and that process will continue with Mike as our goalie coach."

Dunham ends his NHL career with a 141-178-44 record, 2.74 goals against average and a save percentage of .908.

In his ten seasons in the NHL, Dunham also was a member of the New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. Dunham was a co-winner (with Martin Brodeur) of the William M. Jennings Trophy in 1996-97, given to the goaltenders of the team with the lowest goals-against average. He won a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics and was also a member of Team USA at the Olympics in 1992 and 1994. Dunham was drafted by New Jersey in the third round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Dunham played collegiate hockey and was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team and the Hockey East First All-Star Team in 1992-93. That season, Maine won the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship.

"I'm very proud of my career and really enjoyed playing my final year on Long Island," said Dunham. "I'm very appreciative of Ted giving me this opportunity to be part of his coaching staff and work with all of the goaltenders in our system. I'm really looking forward to beginning my coaching career."


J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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