Mike Stothers was a huge defenceman who played parts of four seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs in the 80s. He was a tough competitor who utilized his 6'4", 212lb. frame to keep the front of his goal clear.
The Toronto native was chosen 21st overall by the Flyers in 1980 after a solid rookie season with the Kingston Canadians of the OHL. He returned for two more years of junior then apprenticed with the AHL's Maine Mariners. Over the next 3 1/2 years he was a regular on the AHL's Hershey Bears while receiving the occasional recall to the NHL.
Part way through the 1987-88 season he was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs for fellow blueliner Bill Root. Stothers played 18 games and saw a bit more ice time under coach John Brophy but was eventually returned to the AHL where he played until his retirement in 1992.