Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Comrie
Mike Comrie wasn't necessarily born to be a hockey player, but he has emerged as an excellent one. Born September 11, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, Mike is the son of Bill Comrie, the entrepreneur who founded The Brick, Canada's largest retailer of furniture, mattresses, home electronics and appliances.

Mike Comrie excelled in minor hockey but never grew into that 'traditional' hockey body. After leading the Alberta Junior Hockey League in goals, assists and points playing for the St. Albert Saints during 1997-98, Comrie was chosen not just the AJHL MVP, but Canadian Junior A Player of the Year. In 1998, Comrie left Edmonton for the University of Michigan. During his two seasons with the Wolverines, Mike was a First Team All-Star in the CCHA and a Second Team pick in the NCAA, and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's outstanding player. Mike left U.S. college hockey and signed with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League for the 2000-2001 season. While leading the WHL in scoring, Comrie signed with the Edmonton Oilers, joining the NHL on December 30, 2000.

Mike is not the first Comrie to play with Edmonton; older brother Paul played 15 games with his hometown Oilers during 1999-2000. Although just 5'9" and 175 pounds, Mike Comrie plays much larger, banging, crashing and doing whatever is necessary to get to the net. It paid off. In his sophomore season with Edmonton, Comrie collected 33 goals and 27 assists. In 2002-2003, a season abbreviated by injury for Mike, he still bettered 20 goals and 50 points before being dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in the early stages of the 2003-04 season.

Upon his arrival in Philadelphia, Comrie went on to play a mere 21 games with the club before being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes in a trade that brought veteran netminder Sean Burke to Philly. Following a productive 30-goal season in Phoenix, Comrie was dealt the Ottawa Senators in exchange for prospect Alexei Kaigorodov.

As a Senator, Comrie managed only 13 goals and 12 assists through 41 games played. In the 2007 playoffs Comrie netted four goals and two assists in 20 games en route to the Ottawa Senators' first Eastern Conference championship.

In the summer of 2007, Comrie was unsigned by the Senators and was acquired by the New York Islanders. He would spend a season and a half on the Island before a trade sent him back to Ottawa along with Chris Campoli in exchange for forward Dean McAmmond and a first round draft pick.

On September 10, 2009 he signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers for the 2009-10 season. He would score 13 goals in just 43 games for the club, but would not return the following year. On September 3, 2010, he signed another one-year deal, this time with the Pittsburgh Penguins.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Edmonton SSAC AMHL 33 51 52 103
1996-97 St. Albert Saints AJHL 63 37 41 78 44
1997-98 St. Albert Saints AJHL 58 60 78 138 134 19 24 24 48 51
1998-99 University of Michigan CCHA 42 19 25 44 38
1999-00 University of Michigan CCHA 40 24 35 59 95
2000-01 Kootenay Ice WHL 37 39 40 79 79 +23
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 41 8 14 22 14 +6 6 1 2 3 0
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 33 27 60 45 +16
2001-02 Canada WC-A 7 1 2 3 10 0
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 20 31 51 90 -18 6 1 0 1 10
2002-03 Canada WC-A 9 3 2 5 6 +1
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 21 4 5 9 12 +2
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 8 7 15 16 -8
2004-05 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 10 1 6 7 10
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 30 30 60 55 +2
2005-06 Canada WC-A 9 3 1 4 10 -3
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 24 7 13 20 20 +1
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 41 13 12 25 24 -1 20 2 4 6 17
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 76 21 28 49 87 -21
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 41 7 13 20 26 -8
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 22 3 4 7 6 -7
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 13 8 21 30 -9
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 1 5 6 18 -4
NHL Totals 589 168 197 365 443 32 4 6 10 27


Brother of Paul
AJHL Rookie of the Year (1997)
AJHL MVP (1998)
Canadian Junior "A" Player of the Year (1998)
CCHA All-Rookie Team (1999)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1999)
CCHA Rookie of the Year (1999)
CCHA First All-Star Team (2000)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (2000)
Left University of Michigan (CCHA) and signed as a free agent by Kootenay (WHL), August 23, 2000.
Left Kootenay (WHL) and signed with Edmonton, December 30, 2000. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton for Jeff Woywitka, Philadelphia's 1st round pick (Rob Schremp) in 2004 NHL Draft and Philadelphia's 3rd round pick (Danny Syvret) in 2005 NHL Draft, December 16, 2003. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia for Sean Burke, Branko Radivojevic and Ben Eager, February 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), October 30, 2004. Traded to Ottawa by Phoenix for Alexei Kaigorodov, January 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 5, 2007. Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders with Chris Campoli for Dean McAmmond and San Jose's 1st round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 NHL Draft, February 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to hip injury vs. Montreal, October 9, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, February 13, 2012.
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