Mike Veisor

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Mike Veisor
Mike Veisor 1973.JPG
Born (1952-08-25) August 25, 1952 (age 70)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Hartford Whalers
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 45th overall, 1972
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1972–1984

Michael David "Worm" Veisor, Sr. (born August 25, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender.

Career[change | change source]

He was drafted with the 45th overall pick in the 1972 NHL draft by the Chicago Black Hawks. He played 62 games during his 6 six years with the Black Hawks and then played for the Hartford Whalers. He played 3 seasons with the Whalers and went on to play for the Winnipeg Jets. His time with the Jets was shorts and he only played 8 games with them. He then returned to the Whalers and played 4 games for them before retiring in 1984.

Personal life[change | change source]

Veisor is Jewish. He said that he wanted to be the first Jewish goalie in NHL history but he was preceded by Ross Brooks.[1]

His son, Michael David Veisor, Jr., was drafted in the 12th round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues but he never played in the NHL.

He is currently the rink manager of Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut.

References[change | change source]

  1. Horvitz, Peter S. (April 2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes ... ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved 2013-10-18.

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