Michael Stone (ice hockey)
Michael Robert Stone (born June 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the third round (69th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has also played for the Calgary Flames.
Stone with the Coyotes in 2014
June 7, 1990|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
69th overall, 2008|
Stone played two seasons of junior ice hockey with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL before being selected 69th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. He played two more seasons of ice hockey with the Hitmen before signing an entry-level contract with the Coyotes.
Stone made his NHL debut on February 18, 2012, recording 11:31 of ice-time in a 2-1 overtime win over the Dallas Stars. He then scored his first NHL goal on March 10, 2012, in a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. Ultimately, Stone scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 13 games during the 2011-12 season.
Stone spent the early part of the 2012–13 season with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, but joined the Coyotes again after the lockout ended. He scored 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 40 games. After the season, the Coyotes signed Stone to a three-year, $3.45 million contract extension on July 6, 2013.
After a successful 2015–16 season that saw Stone post a career-high 36 points for the Coyotes, he signed a one-year, $4 million contract extension with the Coyotes, avoiding salary arbitration on July 29, 2016.
On February 20, 2017, Stone was traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2017 third-round pick and a 2018 conditional fifth-round pick. He recorded six points in 19 games to close out the season.
On June 30, 2017, the Flames re-signed Stone to a three-year, $10.5 million contract extension.
After appearing in just eleven games to start the 2018-19 season, the Flames placed Stone on Injured Reserve with a blood clot on November 22. He made his return to the Flames' lineup on March 16, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
On August 2, 2019, the Flames bought out the final year of Stone's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
|2010–11||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||70||2||11||13||27||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Michael Stone game log". ESPN. February 18, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
- "Coyotes re-sign Stone to three-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. July 6, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Arizona signs Michael Stone to one-year deal". National Hockey League. July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- "FLAMES ACQUIRE STONE FROM ARIZONA". Calgary Flames. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- "STONE SIGNS NEW DEAL". Calgary Flames. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- Flames, Calgary. ". @MFradiology Injury Update: Michael Frolik (lower body) has been placed on the Injured Reserve and will not travel with the team on their two-game road trip. Michael Stone has also been placed on the Injured Reserve with a blood clot. There is no timeline on his return". Twitter. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
- Gilbertson, Wes. "Playoff atmosphere in the air as Jets down Flames". Canoe. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "FLAMES BUYOUT DEFENCEMAN MICHAEL STONE". Calgary Flames. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- "Player Bio - Michael Stone". The Hockey News. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013.