Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Michayluk
Dave Michayluk was selected in the fourth round, 65th overall and was the fifth pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft following an impressive offensive season with the Regina Pats of the WHL where he scored 62 goals and 133 points in 72 games in 1980-81 to finish third in team scoring behind Brian Varga and Jock Callander. In his second and final year with the Pats Michayluk improved on his offensive statistics, once again reaching 62 goals but finishing with 173 points, second on the team behind Callander and was chosen to the WHL's Second All-Star Team. He was also called up for one game as an injury replacement with the Philadelphia Flyers for one game.

In 1982-83 Michayluk spent the majority of the year with the Maine Mariners, scoring 32 goals and 72 points in 69 games. In 13 games with the Flyers he had two goals and eight points.

After brief stops with the Springfield Indians and Hershey Bears in the AHL, Michayluk joined the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings where he led the league in goals with 66 in 1984-85 and was selected to the Second All-Star Team. After a 3-game stint with the Nova Scotia Oilers in the AHL, Michayluk began a 12-year association with the IHL's Lumberjacks, first in Muskegon and latterly in Cleveland. He was named a First Team All-Star in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Each of those years he managed to reach the 100-point plateau and he won the Leo P. Lamoureau Memorial Trophy in 1989 as the league's leading scorer, totalling 11 points on 50 goals and 72 assists. He turned the trifecta in 1989 also winning the IHL's MVP award for the regular season as well as the playoff MVP award. He retired after the 1996-97 season.

The highlight of Michayluk's career came in the 1992 Stanley Cup playoffs where he was called up to the injury-riddled Pittsburgh Penguins during their successful run to the Stanley Cup. He had been signed to a free agent contract three years earlier, but was never used by the Penguins until the Cup run. Michayluk played in seven games and contributed a goal and an assist in earning a Stanley Cup ring. He never played another game in the NHL.

In 14 NHL games, Michayluk had two goals and eight points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Prince Albert Raiders SJHL 60 46 67 113 49
1979-80 Regina Pats WHL 1 0 1 1 0
1980-81 Regina Pats WHL 72 62 71 133 39 11 5 12 17 8
1981-82 Regina Pats WHL 72 62 111 173 128 12 16 24 40 23
1981-82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 2 6 8 8 +1
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 69 32 40 72 16 8 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 79 18 44 62 37 4 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1984-85 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 82 66 33 99 49 11 7 7 14 0
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 3 0 1 1 0
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 77 52 52 104 73 14 6 9 15 12
1986-87 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 82 47 53 100 29 15 2 14 16 8
1987-88 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 81 56 81 137 46 6 2 0 2 18
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 80 50 72 122 84 13 9 12 21 24
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 79 51 51 102 80 15 8 14 22 10
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 83 40 62 102 16 5 2 2 4 4
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 82 39 63 102 154 13 9 8 17 4
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 1 1 2 0
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 82 47 65 112 104 4 1 2 3 4
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 81 48 51 99 92
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 19 17 36 22 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 53 22 21 43 27 3 1 0 1 4
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 46 10 15 25 18
NHL Totals 14 2 6 8 8 7 1 1 2 0


WHL Rookie of the Year (1981)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1985, 1992, 1993)
IHL First All-Star Team (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer - IHL) (1989)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (MVP - IHL) (1989)
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP - IHL) (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, May 24, 1989.
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