Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Cammalleri
Mike Cammalleri was born June 8, 1982 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The second round choice, 49th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Cammalleri played collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan.

The speedy centreman from Richmond Hill spent three seasons at Michigan, where he captured numerous honours including; First Team CCHA All-Star (2001), NCAA West Second Team All-American (2001), Second Team CCHA All-Star (2002), NCAA West First Team All-American (2002) and was a two-time silver medalist with Canada's World Junior Team (2001-2002).

Following three stellar years at Michigan, Cammalleri decided to forgo his Senior year and sign with the Kings. In his first professional season the former Wolverine played in only 41 games, 28 of those games with Los Angeles and 13 with the team's AHL affiliate in Manchester. After tallying 20 points in 13 games in the AHL Cammalleri joined the Kings and saw his season come to an end after suffering a concussion.

Cammalleri would return from his injury to split the next few seasons with the Kings and the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. In 2005-06 he became a regular in the Los Angeles Kings line-up appearing in 80 games. Cammalleri would return from his injury to split the next few seasons with the Kings and the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.

The following season Cammalleri set career highs in goals (34), assists (46) and points (80) but found himself on the move after the Kings failed to reach the post-season once again. The move sent the Richmond Hill native to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Calgary's 1st round choice in the 2008 Entry Draft and the club's 2nd round choice in the 2009 Entry Draft.

On the international stage, Cammalleri captured a gold-medal representing his homeland at the 2007 World Championships, recording 4 goals in 9 games.

After just one season in Calgary, Cammalleri found himself an unrestricted free agent and for the second consecutive summer, he found himself on the move. Coming off a 39-goal campaign, there was no shortage of suitors for the Ontario-born sniper, but it didn't take long before the Montreal Canadiens emerged as the front-runner for Cammalleri's services. On July 1, 2009, he signed a 5 year contract with the club worth a reported $30 million.

After two and a half seasons in Montreal, which included an improbable run to the Eastern Conference Final, Cammalleri's time with the Canadiens would come to an end on January 12, 2012, when he was traded to the Calgary Flames where had spent the 2008-09 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Bramalea Blues ON-Jr.A 46 36 52 88 30
1998-99 Bramalea Blues ON-Jr.A 41 31 72 103 51
1999-00 University of Michigan CCHA 39 13 13 26 32
2000-01 University of Michigan CCHA 42 29 32 61 24 +29
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 4 2 6 2 -1
2001-02 University of Michigan CCHA 29 23 21 44 28 +26
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 7 4 11 10 +9
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 5 3 8 22 -4
2002-03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 13 5 15 20 12 -4
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 9 6 15 20 +1
2003-04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 20 19 39 28 +13 1 0 1 1 0
2004-05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 79 46 63 109 60 +25 6 1 5 6 0
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 26 29 55 50 -14
2005-06 Canada WC-A 8 1 4 5 4 -2
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 34 46 80 48 +5
2006-07 Canada WC-A 9 4 3 7 6 +1
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 19 28 47 30 -16
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 81 39 43 82 44 -2 6 1 2 3 2
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 26 24 50 16 +7 19 13 6 19 6
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 19 28 47 33 +2 7 3 7 10 0
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 9 13 22 10 -6
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 28 11 8 19 16 -4
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 44 13 19 32 25 -15
NHL Totals 606 210 247 457 314 32 17 15 32 8


OPJHL Rookie of the Year (1998)
CCHA First All-Star Team (2001)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (2001)
CCHA Second All-Star Team (2002)
NCAA West First All-American Team (2002)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2005)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to head injury vs. San Jose, January 28, 2003. Traded to Calgary by Los Angeles with Calgary's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Mitch Wahl) in 2008 Entry Draft for Calgary's 1st round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Jake Gardiner) in 2008 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Carolina - Carolina selected Brian Dumoulin) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Zachary Fucale) in 2013 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012.