Mike Vernon

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Mike Vernon
Mike Vernon.jpg
Vernon in 2014
Born (1963-02-24) February 24, 1963 (age 56)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for Calgary Flames
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 56th overall, 1981
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1982–2002

Michael "Mike" Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. For 21-years he played in the National Hockey League, he played as a goaltender for the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks and the Florida Panthers. He won the Stanley Cup twice as a member of the Flames in 1989 and then again in 1997 with the Red Wings, where he also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. In 2002 he retired and he currently works as a Special Assistant to the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Mike Vernon holds the following Calgary Flames franchise records:[2]

  • Most games played by a goaltender (526)
  • Most wins (262)
  • Most minutes played by a goaltender (29,649)
  • Most playoff games played by a goaltender (81)
  • Most playoff minutes played by a goaltender (4,773)
  • Most playoff wins (43)

Career statistics[change | change source]

Regular season and playoffs[change | change source]

  Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA   GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
1979–80 Calgary Canucks AJHL 31 21 7 0 1796 88 0 2.95 7 3 4 399 22 0 3.30
1980–81 Calgary Wranglers WHL 59 33 17 1 3154 198 1 3.77 22 14 8 1271 82 1 3.87
1981–82 Calgary Wranglers WHL 42 22 14 2 2329 143 3 3.68 9 5 4 527 30 0 3.42
1981–82 Portland Winter Hawks Mem-Cup 3 1 2 171 16 0 5.61
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 1 0 1 70 4 0 3.43
1982–83 Calgary Wranglers WHL 50 29 18 2 2856 155 3 3.26 16 9 7 925 60 0 3.89
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 2 0 100 11 0 6.60
1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks Mem-Cup 3 3 0 180 14 0 4.67
1983–84 Colorado Flames CHL 46 30 13 2 2648 148 1 3.35 6 2 4 347 21 0 3.63
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 1 0 11 4 0 21.82
1984–85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 41 10 20 4 2050 134 0 3.92
1985–86 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 10 6 4 0 600 34 1 3.39
1985–86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 6 3 1 2 374 21 0 3.37
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 18 9 3 3 921 52 1 3.39 21 12 9 1229 60 0 2.93
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 54 30 21 1 2956 178 1 3.61 5 2 3 263 16 0 3.65
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 64 39 16 7 3565 210 1 3.53 9 4 4 515 34 0 3.96
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 52 37 6 5 2938 130 0 2.65 22 16 5 1381 52 3 2.26
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 47 23 14 9 2795 146 0 3.13 6 2 3 342 19 0 3.33
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 54 31 19 3 3121 172 1 3.31 7 3 4 427 21 0 2.95
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 63 24 30 9 3684 217 0 3.58
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 64 29 26 9 3732 203 2 3.26 4 1 1 150 15 0 6.00
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 48 26 17 5 2798 131 3 2.81 7 3 4 466 23 0 2.96
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 19 6 4 1807 76 1 2.52 18 12 6 1063 41 1 2.31
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 32 21 7 2 1855 70 1 2.26 4 2 2 243 11 0 2.72
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 33 13 11 8 1952 79 0 2.43 20 16 4 1229 36 1 1.76
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 30 22 8 3564 146 5 2.46 6 2 4 348 14 1 2.41
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 16 22 10 2831 107 4 2.27 5 2 3 321 13 0 2.43
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 15 6 5 1 772 32 0 2.49
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 34 18 13 2 2019 83 1 2.47 4 0 4 237 12 0 3.04
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 41 12 23 5 2246 121 3 3.23
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 18 2 9 1 825 38 1 2.76
NHL totals 781 385 273 92 44,449 2206 27 2.98 138 77 56 8211 367 6 2.68

International[change | change source]

Year Team Comp GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1983 Canada WJC 4 2 0 0 180 10 1 3.33
1991 Canada WC 2 0 2 0 74 6 0 4.91
Totals 6 2 2 0 254 16 1 3.78

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Flames set to retire Mike Vernon's No. 30" Calgary Flames official website, November 29, 2006, retrieved December 1, 2006
  2. "Mike Vernon franchise goaltending records" Calgary Flames official website, November 29, 2006, retrieved December 1, 2006