Mike Radja (born March 7, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently a free agent. Radja previously played for Anyang Halla of the Asia League Ice Hockey. In Europe, he played for HC TPS in the Liiga, Augsburger Panther in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and the Belfast Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League.
March 7, 1985|
Yorkville, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Nippon Paper Cranes
Radja was raised in Yorkville, Illinois and graduated from Yorkville High School in 2003. Radja played two seasons of junior hockey for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. While at Waterloo Radja played with his future University of New Hampshire teammate Kevin Regan. Radja scored a key goal in the game which clinched the Black Hawks' victory in the 2004 Clark Cup.
He attended the University of New Hampshire from 2004 to 2008. In December 2006 he suffered a knee injury which caused him to miss a month of play. He made a quick recovery, however. In 2008 he was suspended for two games after an incident in which he was briefly detained by police while visiting T. J. Oshie after a game against North Dakota. That season proved to be a successful one for Radja, he was selected for the Hockey East All Star team and was the National College Hockey Player of the month in February 2008.
After leaving UNH, he briefly played for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL at the end of 2007–08 season. The next year he played in eight games with the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL before spending most of the season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. In the 2009–10 season Radja played in twenty five games in Finland with TPS of the SM-liiga before returning to North America to play for the Syracuse Crunch and Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL. The next year Radja returned to Europe to play for the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. On January 13, 2012 Radja signed with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
After four seasons abroad, Radja opted to continue his professional career back in North America, signing a one-year ECHL contract in a return with the Elmira Jackals on August 4, 2016.
|2002–03||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||56||17||16||33||45||6||0||2||2||4|
|2003–04||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||55||17||23||40||46||10||3||5||8||4|
|2004–05||U. of New Hampshire||HE||42||8||12||20||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||U. of New Hampshire||HE||38||8||9||17||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||U. of New Hampshire||HE||33||19||18||37||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||U. of New Hampshire||HE||36||19||24||43||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||17||5||5||10||6||5||0||1||1||4|
|2012–13||Nippon Paper Cranes||AL||42||28||37||65||64||4||2||3||5||6|
|2013–14||Nippon Paper Cranes||AL||42||35||37||72||40||7||2||7||9||4|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Verdun, Dan (27 March 2008). "Radja Gets Last Shot with New Hampshire". College Hockey News. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "BREAKING: The Cup Comes to Waterloo!". College Hockey News. 5 May 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- D'Onofrio, Dave (10 February 2007). "UNH's Radja better than ever". The Concord Monitor. Retrieved 22 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Radja Returning for UNH". College Hockey News. CHN Staff Report. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Mike Radja of New Hampshire Named National College Hockey Player of the Month". Hockey East Online. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Crunch Claim Center Mike Radja". Our Sports Central. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Mike Radja wird ein Panther". Eishockey.info (in German). 12 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Veteran scorer Radja heads back to Elmira". ECHL. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2016-08-04.