Mike Angelidis (born June 27, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who last played with HCB South Tyrol in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Mike Angelidis
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Angelidis with the Lightning in 2012.
Born (1985-06-27) June 27, 1985 (age 34)
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Centre / Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
HC Bolzano
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2018

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Angelidis made his professional debut during the 2006–07 season playing in 24 games in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades, where he scored 10 goals and 18 points. He then joined the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he played 235 career games with the club, he scored 42 goals and 85 points and amassed 456 penalty minutes. In the 2008–09 season, Angelidis led the River Rats in penalty minutes with 142 and was also tied for fifth in goals with 15.

On August 3, 2010, Angelidis was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1] Angelidis scored his first career NHL goal in his first NHL game, on January 24, 2012, against Curtis Sanford of the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2]

On March 12, 2015, Angelidis was recalled by the Lightning after the team suffered a series of injuries at forward. Prior to the recall, Angelidis appeared in 57 games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, scoring 17 goals and 33 points.[3] On March 20, 2015, the Lightning announced that Angelidis had been reassigned to the Crunch. During his three-game stint with the Lightning, he recorded 12 penalty minutes, including from a pair of fighting majors against the Montreal Canadiens.[4]

On June 30, 2015, the Lightning announced it had resigned Angelidis to a one-year, two-way contract. In addition to playing three games with the Lightning in the previous season, he also played in 64 games for the Crunch, scoring 20 goals and 38 points while serving as the team's captain, good for third on the team in goals and points; he also led the team with 138 penalty minutes. Angelidis has been serving as captain of the Crunch since the beginning of the 2012–13 season.[5]

On January 5, 2016, having spent the majority of the season with the Crunch, Angelidis was named the captain of the 2016 AHL All Star Classic.[6]

In the off-season, Angelidis left as a free agent after six seasons in the Lightning organization. Unable to sign an NHL contract, on August 8, 2016, Angelidis signed a one-year contract with the AHL's Stockton Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames.[7] On October 18, 2016, the AHL announced that it had suspended Angelidis three games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game against the San Jose Barracuda.[8] Limited to 49 games through injury, Angelidis registered 7 goals and 20 points to help Stockton reach the 2017 Calder Cup playoffs.

On July 4, 2017, after spending the first 11 seasons of his professional career in North America, Angelidis signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year contract with Italian-based HC Bolzano of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).[9] On June 27, 2018, Angelidis announced his retirement from professional hockey.[10]

Personal informationEdit

Angelidis' cousin, Jeff Angelidis (born 1977), also played professional hockey in both Europe and North America.[11]

Angelidis is married to Lenna, with whom he has two children with.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Thornhill Rattlers OPJHL 44 18 11 29 101
2002–03 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 7 10 17 81 4 1 1 2 0
2003–04 Owen Sound Attack OHL 66 9 9 18 118 7 4 1 5 4
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 41 9 10 19 126 8 3 2 5 10
2005–06 Owen Sound Attack OHL 68 53 25 78 167 11 5 9 14 38
2006–07 Florida Everblades ECHL 24 10 8 18 54
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 27 4 5 9 44 4 0 0 0 10
2007–08 Albany River Rats AHL 74 11 16 27 151 7 0 2 2 6
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 67 15 10 25 142
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 67 12 12 24 119 8 2 4 6 12
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 80 20 18 38 169 3 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 54 14 13 27 135 18 1 5 6 35
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 1 0 1 5
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 11 13 24 58 18 2 4 6 49
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 75 12 21 33 161
2014–15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 20 18 38 138 3 0 1 1 6
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 12
2015–16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 53 7 8 15 75
2015–16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 1 0 1 5
2016–17 Stockton Heat AHL 49 7 12 19 97 5 1 2 3 2
2017–18 HC Bolzano EBEL 54 15 13 28 73 18 4 6 10 24
NHL totals 14 2 0 2 22

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Norfolk Admirals) 2012 [13]
All-Star Game 2016 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Mike Angelidis". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  2. ^ "Lightning beat Jackets for fourth straight win". National Hockey League. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (March 12, 2015). "Lightning Recall Forward Mike Angelidis from Syracuse". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (March 20, 2015). "Tampa Bay returns Mike Angelidis to Syracuse Crunch; Nicolas Deschamps sent to Florida". Syracuse.com. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Fox Sports, Florida (June 30, 2015). "Lightning re-sign forward Mike Angelidis to 1-year, 2-way contract". Fox Sports. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (January 5, 2015). "Syracuse Crunch leader gets spotlight at AHL All-Star Classic". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (2016-08-08). "Former Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis lands AHL pact". Syracuse.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  8. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (October 18, 2016). "Ex-Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis hit with AHL suspension". Syracuse.com. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Big coup for the attack: Mike Angelidis commits to HCB". HC Bolzano. 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  10. ^ @AHLHeat (June 27, 2018). "Once our Captain always our Captain! Congrats to Mike Angelidis who announced today his retirement. Cheers to a great career!🍻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Jeff Angelidis player profile". eliteprospects.com. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  12. ^ Smith, Joe (March 18, 2015). "Mike Angelidis quickly makes presence felt with Lightning". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved June 9, 2018. Angelidis' wife, Lenna, is scheduled to give birth to their second child, a boy, next week.
  13. ^ Associated, Press (June 9, 2012). "Norfolk Admirals win Calder Cup". ESPN NHL. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  14. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (January 5, 2015). "Syracuse Crunch leader gets spotlight at AHL All-Star Classic". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.

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