Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Zuke
Zuke played for his hometown Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the NOJHA earning First Team All-star recognition in 1972 before attending Michigan Tech where he again earned All Star berths in 1974, 1975, and 1976.

He was selected by the Indianapolis Racers in the 1974 WHA draft and was also selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 1974 NHL draft. He turned pro with Indianapolis during the 1976-77 season and was traded to the Edmonton Oilers prior to the start of the following season.

The lanky centreman signed with St. Louis prior to the beginning of the 1978-79 season and played with the Blues for five seasons where his scrappy play made him a fan favourite. He also saw time on both the power play and penalty killing units while with the Blues.

Hartford claimed him in the 1983 waiver draft and finished his NHL career with the Whalers in 1985-86 after the better part of three seasons with the club.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOJHA 48 34 62 96 23
1972-73 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 38 23 30 53 20
1973-74 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 40 28 47 75 38
1974-75 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 42 35 43 78 20
1975-76 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 43 47 57 104 42
1976-77 Mohawk Valley Comets NAPro 48 42 29 71 33
1976-77 Indianapolis Racers WHA 15 3 4 7 2
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 71 23 34 57 47 5 2 3 5 0
1978-79 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 9 17 26 18 -8
1978-79 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 29 9 13 22 4
1979-80 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 22 42 64 30 -2 3 0 0 0 2
1980-81 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 24 44 68 57 +15 11 4 5 9 4
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 13 40 53 41 -18 8 1 1 2 2
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 8 16 24 14 -3 4 1 0 1 4
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 13 7 8 15 0
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 6 23 29 36 -18
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 4 12 16 12 -4
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 17 0 2 2 12 -2
NHL Totals 455 86 196 282 220 26 6 6 12 12


NOJHA First All-Star Team (1972)
WCHA Freshman of the Year (1973)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1974, 1976)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1974)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1975)
WCHA Most Valuable Player (1976)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1976)
Selected by Indianapolis (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) with Blair MacDonald and Dave Inkpen for Barry Wilkins, Rusty Patenaude, Claude St. Sauveur and Kevin Devine, September, 1977. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 29, 1978. Claimed by Hartford from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1983.