Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Walsh
Left-winger Mike Walsh spent four years with Colgate University starting in 1980 and when his collegiate career was over, he left the game, but not for long. After a season away from the ice, Walsh began his professional career in 1985 when he signed on to play in Sweden. With 52-goals in 42 games that year, he caught the attention of some clubs closer to home and finished out that campaign with the Springfield Indians. His short time in Springfield was enough to earn him a contract from the Indians parent team, the New York Islanders. In 1986-87 Walsh notched 20-goals for Springfield and then upped that total to 27 the following year. That season he also earned a call-up to the New York Islanders.

The Islanders inserted Walsh into their line-up for a single game and though he managed two shots on net, he was unable to register a point. The next year the Isles gave him 13 games and he fired home two goals and earned two minor penalties.

That season in the minors Walsh scored 31 goals and 65 points, then hit 34 goals the following year, but didn't get another look from the Islanders. With his options seemingly running out, Walsh elected to play the 1990-91 season in Europe.

Walsh produced at a point-a-game pace for SC Cortina an Italian league club and then returned to North America for the 1991-92 season. His final two years were spent with the Boston Bruins farm club's in Maine and Providence but he was unable to work his way back up to the National Hockey League level during that time and retired as a player after playing just five games in the 1992-93 season.

With his playing days behind him, Walsh went behind the bench and became the head coach of the Tilton Rams, a New England prep school team.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 35 10 15 25 62
1981-82 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 26 2 7 9 42
1982-83 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 24 9 14 23 36
1983-84 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 35 16 17 33 94
1984-85 Malmo IF Sweden-3 33 41 23 64
1985-86 Malmo IF Sweden-2 31 44 24 68 18 4 5 2 7 4
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Springfield Indians AHL 67 20 26 46 32
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 77 27 23 50 48
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 13 2 0 2 4 -7
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 68 31 34 65 73
1989-90 Springfield Indians AHL 69 34 20 54 43 8 2 2 4 10
1990-91 SG Cortina Italy 36 15 21 36 49 6 7 4 11 19
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 76 27 24 51 42
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 5 2 0 2 8
1993-2000 Tilton Rams High-NY
NHL Totals 14 2 0 2 4


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August, 1986.
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