SILLINGER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

17-Year NHL Veteran Finishes His Career as an Islander

Wednesday, 08.26.2009 / 3:30 PM ET / News
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SILLINGER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
New York Islanders forward, Mike Sillinger has announced his retirement after playing in the National Hockey League for the past 17 seasons.

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Originally drafted eleventh overall in the first round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings, Sillinger played a total of 141 games for the Islanders the last three seasons.  Sillinger also served as the team’s assistant captain while scoring 42 goals and 45 assists for 87 points.  

“To play the sport of hockey, something I’ve had a passion for all my life, at the professional level for the past 17 years and to be able to support my family has been a dream come true,” said Sillinger.  “From playing this game I have met some of my best friends and will cherish the memories we made forever.”

The Regina, SASK native holds the record for most teams played for in a career with twelve starting with the Red Wings in the 1990-91 season.  He also skated for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, and the Islanders. 

“Mike has and always will be a tremendous ambassador for this game,” said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders.  “He is a born leader in everything he does and on behalf of the New York Islanders I wish him and his family the very best in the future.”  

Throughout his career, Sillinger has played in 1,049 career games, scoring 240 goals and 308 assists for 548 points.  His most prolific season was in 2005-06 when he scored 63 points in 79 games while splitting the year between St. Louis and Nashville.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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