Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Hurlbut
Mike Hurlbut was the New York Rangers' 1st pick, 5th overall, in the 1988 Supplemental Draft. He was traded to Quebec on September 7, 1993 for Alexander Karpotsev. Buffalo acquired the free agent on August 11, 1997. He played in one game for the Sabres in 1998-99 and played one game in the 1999-2000 season as well.

Hurlbut played his junior hockey with St. Lawrence of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association from 1985-89. He played part of the 1988-89 season in the International League with Denver before going to Flint for the 1989-90 season. He was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team in 1989. In 1990-91, he played in the IHL with San Diego and Binghamton of the AHL. Hurlbut played for Binghamton in 1991-92 while splitting time between both Binghamton and the New York Rangers in 1992-93. In 1993-94, he played for Quebec and Cornwall of the AHL, where he also played the 1994-95 season.

In 1995-96, Hurlbut played with Minnesota and Houston of the International Hockey League. The defenseman was selected as an AHL Second Team All-Star in 1995. He spent the 1996-97 season with Houston and then played in 72 games for Rochester of the AHL in 1998-99 where he scored 15 goals and added 39 assists.

In 2000-01, Hurlbut captained the Planet USA All-Stars in the midseason AHL All-Star Classic


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Massena Central High School High-NY 27 22 31 53 15
1984-85 Northwood Huskies High-NY 34 20 27 47 30
1985-86 St. Lawrence University ECAC 25 2 10 12 40
1986-87 St. Lawrence University ECAC 35 8 15 23 44
1987-88 St. Lawrence University ECAC 38 6 12 18 18
1988-89 St. Lawrence University ECAC 36 8 25 33 30
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 8 0 2 2 13 4 1 2 3 2
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 74 3 34 37 38 3 0 1 1 2
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 2 1 0 1 0
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 33 2 11 13 27 3 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 79 16 39 55 64 11 2 7 9 8
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 23 1 8 9 16 +4
1992-93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 45 11 25 36 46 14 2 5 7 12
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 77 13 33 46 100 13 3 7 10 12
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 74 11 49 60 69 3 1 0 1 15
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 22 1 4 5 22
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 38 3 12 15 33
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 70 11 24 35 62 13 5 8 13 12
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 45 10 20 30 48 -1 4 1 1 2 2
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +2
1998-99 Rochester Americans AHL 72 15 39 54 46 +19 20 4 5 9 12
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 2 +1
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 74 10 29 39 83 +6 21 5 6 11 14
2000-01 Rochester Americans AHL 53 6 26 32 36 +4 4 1 0 1 6
2001-02 Rochester Americans AHL 44 3 9 12 44 -1 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 29 1 8 9 20


ECAC First All-Star Team (1989)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1989)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1995)
Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers for Alexander Karpovtsev, September 7, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 9, 1997.
Officially announced retirement August 18, 2002.