Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike York
An offensive talent, Mike York put up impressive numbers in college before joining the NHL in 1999-00.

Born in Waterford, Michigan, York was a junior standout and scored 136 goals for Detroit Compuware in 1993-94. This was followed by an explosive year with the MTHL's Thornhill Islanders where he led the league in scoring and was named rookie of the year. York then spent four years at Michigan State University and was selected 136th overall by the Rangers in 1997. After leading the CCHA in scoring, the young pivot joined the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack late in the 1998-99 schedule. A Hobey Baker finalist in 1998 and 1999, York would receive numerous honours in his four years at Michigan State including CCHA Player of the Year (1999), two-time NCAA All-American (1998, 1999) and twice named to the CCHA All-Star Team (1st team in 1999 & 2nd team in 1998).

In 1999-00 York scored 26 goals for the Rangers and was named to the NHL All-Rookie team. The next year he dropped to 14 goals but was used extensively as a defensive forward and penalty killer. In 2001-02 he formed one of the league's top lines for a while with Eric Lindros and Theo Fleury before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Upon his arrival in Edmonton York continued to put up strong numbers and became one of the team's premier players until having his rights acquired by the New York Islanders in the summer of 2005.I

In 2005-06 York would compete in 75 games with the Islanders while recording his 100th career NHL goal and competing in his 400th career NHL game. The following season York would suit up for 32 games with the Islanders before he was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Randy Robitaille and a 2008 fifth-round draft pick.

In 2005-06 York would compete in 75 games with the Islanders while recording his 100th career NHL goal and competing in his 400th career NHL game. The following season York suited up for 32 games with the Islanders before being dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Randy Robitaille and a 2008 fifth-round draft pick.

In Philadelphia, York saw action in 34 games with the Flyers however his contract was not renewed by the club. In the off-season, York signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. In 63 games with the Coyotes, York found the back of the net six times and was a great two-way addition to a young Phoenix line-up.

In the summer of 2008, York signed as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On the international stage, York has represented the U.S. at three World Junior Championships from 1996 to 1998, winning silver in 1997 as he led the tournament in scoring with 5-5-10 and was named to the All-Tournament team. In 2002 he returned to the international stage as a member of the U.S. Olympic team that captured silver at the Salt Lake City Games and in the spring of 2005 made his appearance at the World Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Michigan Nationals MNHL 50 45 50 95
1993-94 Detroit Compuware MNHL 85 136 140 276
1994-95 Thornhill Islanders ON-Jr.A 49 39 54 93 44 11 7 6 13 0
1995-96 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 12 27 39 20
1995-96 United States WJC-A 6 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 37 18 29 47 42
1996-97 United States WJC-A 6 5 5 10 4
1997-98 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 40 27 34 61 38
1997-98 United States WJC-A 7 3 2 5 6
1998-99 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 22 32 54 41
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 2 2 4 0 +2 6 3 1 4 0
1999-00 New York Rangers NHL 82 26 24 50 18 -17
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 79 14 17 31 20 +1
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 69 18 39 57 16 +8
2001-02 United States Olympics 6 0 1 1 0 +3
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 2 2 4 0 -1
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 22 29 51 10 -8 6 0 2 2 2
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 61 16 26 42 15 +18
2004-05 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 52 16 46 62 77
2004-05 United States WC-A 7 0 1 1 0 +1
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 75 13 39 52 30 -9
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 32 6 7 13 14 -9
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 4 4 8 8 -9
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 63 6 8 14 4 -8
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 75 11 47 58 30 +7
2009-10 Rochester Americans AHL 45 14 27 41 8 -3 7 2 10 12 2
2010-11 Pelicans Lahti Finland 52 4 23 27 18
2010-11 Pelicans Lahti Finland-Q 4 2 5 7 0
2011-12 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 47 15 18 33 54
2012-13 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 52 18 38 56 12
2013-14 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 38 17 24 41 33
2014-15 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 46 13 30 43 24 7 3 8 11 2
2015-16 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 52 14 29 43 32 6 2 2 4 4
NHL Totals 579 127 195 322 135 6 0 2 2 2


MTJHL Bauer Divison All-Star Team (1995)
MTJHL Bauer Divison Rookie of the Year (1995)
CCHA Second All-Star Team (1998)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1998, 1999)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1999)
CCHA Player of the Year (1999)
NHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2002)
Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 4th round pick (Ivan Koltsov) in 2002 NHL Draft for Tom Poti and Rem Murray, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), February 25, 2005. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton with Edmonton's 4th round pick (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Kevin Montgomery) in 2006 NHL Draft for Michael Peca, August 3, 2005. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Randy Robitaille and Philadelphia's 5th round pick (Matthew Martin) in 2008 NHL Draft, December 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 25, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), August 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), September 10, 2010
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