Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike O'Neill
Goaltender Mike O'Neill's relatively short NHL career took place with the Winnipeg Jets and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1990s. Over the years he logged plenty of minutes between the pipes in college and the minor leagues.

Born in LaSalle, Quebec, O'Neill played four years at Yale University then spent the 1989-90 season with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Elite league. In 1988 he had been chosen 15th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the Supplemental Draft. He joined the Jets' farm system when he returned to North America in 1990-91.

O'Neill played infrequently for the Jets in the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons. The bulk of his work came with the Moncton Hawks of the AHL and the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets. He made 17 appearances for the weak Jets in 1993-94 and posted a dismal 0-9-1 record. O'Neill returned to the minors and set an AHL record with 74 appearances as a member of the Baltimore Bandits in 1995-96.

The veteran netminder was signed as a free agent by Anaheim and played half a game for them in 1996-97. He was a workhorse for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the "I" then signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent in August, 1997. O'Neill played 47 AHL games for the Portland Pirates in 1997-98.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1982-83 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 20 7 8 5 0 5.34 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
1983-84 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 22 13 7 2 0 3.67 2 1 1 0 0 5.50
1984-85 Lower Canada College CEGEP
1985-86 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 6 3 1 0 0 3.53
1986-87 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 16 9 6 1 2 3.42
1987-88 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 24 6 17 0 0 4.37
1988-89 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 25 10 14 1 0 3.74
1989-90 Tappara Tampere Finland 41 23 13 5 2 3.22 7 3 4 0 4.44
1990-91 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 8 5 2 1 0 3.80
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 30 13 7 6 0 3.12 8 3 4 0 4.00
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 4.62
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 32 14 16 2 1 3.41 11 4 7 1 3.85
1991-92 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 33 22 6 3 4 3.13
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 1 0 4.93
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 30 13 10 4 1 3.20
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 0 9 1 0 4.15
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 12 8 4 0 1 2.76
1993-94 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 11 4 4 3 0 3.55
1994-95 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 28 11 12 4 0 4.08
1994-95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 21 13 4 4 1 3.06 9 4 5 0 3.70
1995-96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 74 31 31 7 2 3.53 12 6 6 0 3.75
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0 5.81
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 45 26 12 6 1 3.29 1 0 0 0 0.00
1997-98 Portland Pirates AHL 47 16 18 10 1 3.07 6 2 3 0 3.15
1998-99 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 22 0 2.39
1998-99 EC VSV Villach Austria 20 0 2.53
1999-00 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 25 7 12 5 0 2.99 1 0 1 0 3.01
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 4 1 1 0 1 2.33
2000-01 Sheffield Steelers Britain 30 2.39 7 2.28
NHL Totals 21 0 9 2 0 4.28


ECAC First All-Star Team (1987, 1989)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 14, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 20, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 21, 1999.