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Mike Sillinger
Mike Sillinger
Number: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 29, 1971
Birthplace: Regina, SK, Canada
Acquired: Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 2, 2006
Drafted: DET / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (11th overall)

Missed first 24 games of the season recovering from hip surgery...Recorded one goal and three assists during three-game conditioning stint with Bridgeport (AHL)...Missed last 45 games of the season after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery on Jan. 25 in New York City.


2007-08: Played in 52 games before season-ending hip surgery on Feb. 4 forced him to miss final 29 games...Played in 1,000th NHL game on Nov. 1 vs. Tampa Bay…Recorded 300th NHL assist on Nov. 3 vs. Pittsburgh...Scored two shorthanded goals on Jan. 22 at Carolina, becoming the eighth player in franchise history (and first since 1999) to accomplish that feat.

2006-07: Played for NHL-record 12th franchise when he made his Islanders debut on Oct. 5 at Phoenix...Finished tied for fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage...Finished second in the NHL in faceoff wins (1,004), third in total faceoff draws (1,708) and fourth in faceoff percentage taken for team (35.1%)...Ranked in the top-15 among NHL faceoff leaders for the sixth straight season...Finished tied for third on the Islanders with 59 points (26-33-59)... Scored 200th NHL goal on Oct. 16 vs. Nashville...Recorded 500th NHL point on Feb. 3 at Montreal...Set new career high with a five-point game (2-3-5) on Mar. 17 at Florida.

2005-06: At age 35, posted career highs in goals (32) and points (63), power-play goals (14), power-play assists (16) and power-play points (30)...Split season between St. Louis and Nashville...Ranked eighth in NHL with a 55.9 faceoff winning percentage...Recorded 400th NHL point on Oct. 11 vs. Chicago...Played in 900th NHL game on Apr. 1 vs. St. Louis...Set NHL record by playing with his eleventh franchise.

2003-04: Split season between Phoenix and St. Louis...Tied NHL record by playing for his tenth franchise...Played in 800th NHL game on Feb. 4 vs. Florida...Notched 500th career penalty minute on Mar. 13 vs. Columbus.

2002-03: Led Columbus and finished seventh in the NHL with three shorthanded goals...Ranked second on the Blue Jackets with six shorthanded points (3-3-6)...Finished 12th in NHL with a 56.5 faceoff winning percentage...Recorded 200th NHL assist on Nov. 7 at St. Louis...Played in 700th NHL game on Nov. 27 vs. Edmonton.

2001-02: Set career high in games played (80)...Led Columbus in power-play goals (8), shooting percentage (13.3%) and game-winning goals (5)...Ranked second on Blue Jackets in goals (20), points (43), takeaways (60) and multi-point games (11)...Ranked eighth in NHL in faceoff winning percentage (57.0%)...Played in 600th NHL game on Oct. 6 at Philadelphia...Recorded 300th NHL point on Nov. 27 vs. New Jersey.

2000-01: Split season between Ottawa and Florida...Ranked third in NHL in faceoff winning percentage (60.3%)...Scored 100th NHL goal on Oct. 13 vs. Carolina.

1999-00: Split season between Tampa Bay and Florida...Recorded 200th NHL point on Nov. 3 at Atlanta...Played in 500th NHL game on Feb. 1 at Toronto.

1998-99: Split season between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay...Played in 400th NHL game on Dec. 21 at Boston.

1997-98: Split season between Philadelphia and Vancouver...Ranked first in NHL in shooting percentage (21.9%)...Played in 300th NHL game on Oct. 13 vs. Edmonton...Recorded 100th NHL assist on Nov. 16 vs. Carolina.

1996-97: Led Vancouver in shorthanded goals (3) and shorthanded points (4).

1995-96: Split season between Anaheim and Vancouver...Played in 200th NHL game on Feb. 26 at Colorado...Recorded 100th NHL point on Mar. 8 vs. Buffalo.

1994-95: Started the season in Austria before joining Detroit in January...Split NHL season between Detroit and Anaheim.

1993-94: Spent first full season in the NHL...Had eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points in 62 games with Detroit...Played in 100th NHL game on Feb. 16 vs. Florida.

1992-93: Scored first NHL goal (Jimmy Waite) on Oct. 25 at Chicago.

1991-92: Spent the entire season with Adirondack
(AHL)...Led the AHL in playoff assists (19) and playoff points (28) en route to the Calder Cup.

1990-91: Started the season with Detroit...Played in first NHL game on Oct. 4 at New Jersey and earned first NHL assist/point on Oct. 7 at Philadelphia...Sent to Regina (WHL) after playing in three NHL games.

2007: Set new NHL record by playing for his eighth NHL franchise in the playoffs...Led the NHL with a 67.1 face-off winning percentage at the end of the Quarterfinals.

2006: Ranked second on Nashville with three points (2-1-3) in five games...Led team with 12 penalty minutes.

2004: Scored first NHL hat trick in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 12 vs. San Jose...Led St. Louis with three goals, four points and a +5 rating in five games.

Went scoreless in four games with Ottawa.

Had two goals and one assist in four games with Florida.

Appeared in three games with Philadelphia, notching one goal.

Played in six games with Vancouver, recording two penalty minutes.

1992: Recalled to Detroit for the postseason...Scored first playoff goal on Apr. 6 vs. Minnesota.

1991: Recorded first playoff assist/point on Apr. 8 vs. St. Louis.

1990-91: Led Regina (WHL) in goals (50), assists (66) and points (116)...Named to the WHL First All-Star Team.

1989-90: Led Regina (WHL) in assists (72) and points (129) for a second consecutive season and was second on the team in goals (57).

1988-89: Led Regina (WHL) in goals (53), assists (78) and points (131)...Finished seventh in the WHL in assists and points...Named to the WHL East Second All-Star Team.

1987-88: Led all Regina (WHL) rookies with 43 points (18-25-43).


Captained Canada at the 2000 World Championship and scored three goals in nine games...Captured a gold medal with Canada at the 1991 World Junior Championship and collected six points (4-2-6) in seven games.


1st NHL Game: 10/4/90 at New Jersey
1st NHL Goal: 10/25/92 at Chicago (Jimmy Waite)
1st NHL Assist/Point: 10/7/90 vs. Philadelphia

100th NHL Game: 2/16/94 vs. Florida

200th NHL Game: 2/26/96 at Colorado

300th NHL Game: 10/13/97 vs. Edmonton

400th NHL Game: 12/21/98 at Boston

500th NHL Game: 2/1/00 at Toronto

600th NHL Game: 10/6/01 at Philadelphia

700th NHL Game: 11/27/02 vs. Edmonton

800th NHL Game: 2/4/04 vs. Florida

900th NHL Game: 4/1/06 vs. St. Louis

1,000th NHL Game: 11/1/07 vs. Tampa Bay

100th NHL Goal: 10/13/00 vs. Carolina

200th NHL Goal: 10/16/06 vs. Nashville

100th NHL Assist: 11/16/97 vs. Carolina

200th NHL Assist: 11/7/02 at St. Louis

300th NHL Assist: 11/3/07 vs. Pittsburgh

100th NHL Point: 3/8/96 vs. Buffalo

200th NHL Point: 11/3/99 at Atlanta

300th NHL Point: 11/27/01 vs. New Jersey

400th NHL Point: 10/11/05 vs. Chicago

500th NHL Point: 2/3/07 at Montreal

Most Goals: 2, (23 times), Last: 1/22/08 at Carolina
Most Assists: 4, 3/18/06 vs. Calgary
Most Points: 5, 3/17/07 at Florida

Most PIM: 15, 12/26/05 vs. Dallas




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