Mike Lundin was born September 24, 1984 in Burnsville, Minnesota. The fourth round, 102nd overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Lundin is a graduate of the University of Maine.
A highly skilled defenseman, Lundin's four year stint at the University of Maine was capped off with a career season in which the Burnsville native set a career high in goals and points. Lundin attended the Tampa Bay Lightning training camp in September 2007, and impressed the club's brass enough to earn him a roster spot for the season. He went on to appear in 81 games with the Lightning and was named to the NHL YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta.