Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Ware
Michael Ware was a 3rd round choice of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1985 Entry Draft but only played five games with them during his four years in the organization.

Ware, a right winger, with a tough, physical style managed an assist during his short time in Edmonton and piled penalty minutes during his stints with their farm club in Cape Breton, including a whopping 317 minutes in just 48 games during the 1988-89 campaign.

When Ware's Oiler contract had expired he left the game for a year but returned to the ice in 1992. Ware's comeback took place overseas with the Murrayfield Races of the British Super League. This was the beginning of the lengthy second stage of Ware's playing career. He spent three years with the Racers then moved on to the Cardiff Devils then the Sheffield Steelers.

In 1998 Ware played in Germany with the Hanover Scorpions but he was back in England in 1999 to rejoin the Super League. Ware, who was a champion in the Super League, continued to build his fearsome reputation as a tough, versatile player and played both forward and defense in the Super League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Mississauga Reps MTHL 30 14 20 34 50
1984-85 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 57 4 14 18 225 12 0 1 1 29
1985-86 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 44 8 11 19 155
1986-87 Cornwall Royals OHL 50 5 19 24 173 5 0 1 1 10
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 52 0 8 8 253 3 0 0 0 16
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 1 1 11 +1
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 48 1 11 12 317
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 4 -1
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 54 6 13 19 191 6 0 3 3 29
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 43 4 8 12 176 3 0 0 0 4
1991-92
1992-93 Murrayfield Racers Britain 33 26 34 60 218 7 10 7 17 24
1993-94 Murrayfield Racers BH-Cup 11 7 4 11 50
1993-94 Murrayfield Racers Britain 43 30 41 71 162 6 5 5 10 16
1994-95 Edinburgh Racers BH-Cup 8 9 5 14 76
1994-95 Edinburgh Racers Britain 40 38 41 79 218 6 8 6 14 6
1995-96 Cardiff Devils BH-Cup 9 4 5 9 58
1995-96 Cardiff Devils Britain 32 16 30 46 169 6 0 1 1 37
1996-97 Cardiff Devils BH-Cup 8 1 3 4 49
1996-97 Cardiff Devils Britain 38 6 12 18 79 5 0 1 1 29
1997-98 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 11 0 3 3 10
1997-98 Sheffield Steelers Britain 43 6 8 14 96 9 2 0 2 4
1998-99 Hannover Scorpions Germany 44 4 2 6 103
1999-00 London Knights BH-Cup 9 1 1 2 64
1999-00 London Knights Britain 22 5 2 7 70 8 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Cardiff Devils BH-Cup 6 0 1 1 40
2000-01 Cardiff Devils Britain-2 40 2 8 10 135 6 1 3 4 8
2001-02 London Knights Britain 35 2 4 6 33
NHL Totals 5 0 1 1 15


Signed as a free agent by Cardiff Devils (Britain), June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by London Knights (Britain), August 20, 2001.
Played w/ RHI's Florida Hammerheads in 1994 (5-1-3-4-10).
Officially announced his retirement March 22, 2002.
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