Mike Zuke

Michael P. Zuke (born 16 April 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centreman who played eight seasons in the NHL between 1978 and 1986.

Mike Zuke
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Born (1954-04-16) April 16, 1954 (age 67)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Indianapolis Racers
Edmonton Oilers (WHA)
St. Louis Blues
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft 79th overall, 1974
St. Louis Blues
WHA Draft 47th overall, 1974
Indianapolis Racers
Playing career 1977–1986

Zuke was drafted 79th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1974 NHL amateur draft. He played 455 career NHL games, scoring 86 goals and 196 assists for 282 points.[1] Zuke's father was a local mail carrier and hockey coach who helped produce great NHL players (e.g., Ron Francis).[citation needed]

Zuke also played NCAA hockey for Michigan Tech, and is the all-time scoring leader with 133 goals and 177 assist for at total of 310 points[2] in 163 games played in his four years there. Zuke helped the Huskies win the national championship in 1975. He leads the all-time list by an impressive 97 points. He also holds the all-time high for goals and assists respectively.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOJHL
1972–73 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 38 23 30 53 20
1973–74 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 1 1 1 1 -
1974–75 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 42 35 43 78 -
1975–76 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 43 47 57 104 -
1976–77 Indianapolis Racers WHA 15 3 4 7 2
1976–77 Mohawk Valley Comets NAHL 48 42 29 71 33
1977–78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 71 23 34 57 47 5 2 3 5 0
1978–79 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 9 17 26 18
1978–79 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 29 9 13 22 4
1979–80 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 22 42 64 30 3 0 0 0 2
1980–81 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 24 44 68 57 11 4 5 9 4
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 13 40 53 41 8 1 1 2 2
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 8 16 24 14 4 1 0 1 4
1982–83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 13 7 8 15 0
1983–84 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 6 23 29 36
1984–85 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 4 12 16 12
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 17 0 2 2 12
WHA totals 86 26 38 64 49 5 2 3 5 0
NHL totals 455 86 196 282 220 26 6 6 12 12

Personal lifeEdit

Zuke presently owns and operates Mike Zuke Enterprises in St. Louis, an apparel, screen printing and embroidery business.

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1973–74 [3]
AHCA West All-American 1973–74 [4]
All-WCHA Second Team 1974–75 [3]
All-WCHA First Team 1975–76 [3]
AHCA West All-American 1975–76 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mike Zuke's player profile". Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ "Michigan Tech individual records ice hockey". Michigan Tech Huskies.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  3. ^ a b c "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alan Hangsleben
WCHA Freshman of the Year
1972–73
Succeeded by
Brian Walsh
Preceded by
Mike Polich/Tom Ross
WCHA Player of the Year
1975–76
Succeeded by
Brian Walsh