Michael York ( born January 3, 1978 in Waterford, Michigan ) is an American professional ice hockey player who is since May 2011 at the Iserlohn Roosters in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga under contract.
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As a three year old and already learned Mike York hockey games. Since 1995 he has played in a team of Michigan State University, where he also studied economics. NHL Entry Draft 1997, he was drafted in the sixth round to 136th place out of the New York Rangers. 1999 was voted the best U.S. university player Mike York of USA Hockey.
At the end of the 1998/99 season the rangers York outdated even for Hartford Wolf Pack, their farm team in the AHL. For the New York Rangers, he played from the 1999/2000 season in the NHL and was in his rookie season third in the Calder Memorial Trophy ranking. Shortly before the end of the 2001/02 season he was delivered to the Edmonton Oilers. This year he was also the team of the U.S. in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, winning the silver medal. Because Eric Lindros turned out he was re-nominated for the NHL All-Star Game. By 2004, he stayed with the Oilers.
The Iserlohn Roosters secured with Mike York before the DEL Season 2004 /05 NHL star, since there is disagreement between the representatives of the NHL and the players' union NHLPA about a new collective agreement was in the North American professional league and a lockout so it became more likely. The captain of the Roosters Bryan Adams played a long time together with York in Michigan. Today he is his best friend overseas. Adams came to the idea to his current team could undertake York. An offer which the Sauerland - not ausschlugen - despite the risk of an early return of York in the NHL after the lockout. After the main round of the 2004/05 season he was selected by coaches, partners and journalists also named "Best Center of DEL ". In 52 games with the Roosters he managed 16 goals and 46 templates and played in the DEL All-Star Game in 2005.
For the 2005/06 season he returned to North America, in the meantime he had been issued against Mike Peca and draft rights to the New York Islanders. Also in the 2006/07 season played York first for the New York Islanders, but was transferred to the Philadelphia Flyers on 20 December 2006 in exchange for center forward Randy Robitaille and a fifth- round draft law. Throughout the season, he came up with ten goals and eleven originals, its weakest season to date values in the NHL.
In summer 2007, he signed as a free agent contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. Again, York was not returned to its former strength, undercutting with six goals and eight assists the values of the previous season. At the end of the season he was no longer in the squad and so came only 63 games. In the following press agencies vermeldeten first that he change into the newly formed Continental Hockey League for Sibir Novosibirsk HK, after he had previously also been at the Cologne Sharks of the DEL in conversation. On July 25, but gave the Columbus Blue Jackets known from the NHL that they could bring under a one-year contract York for signature, which applies both for the NHL team and the farm team. In training camp before the season he could not secure a place in the NHL squad, so he was sent to the AHL to the Syracuse Crunch. There he spent, with the exception of a game for the Blue Jackets in the NHL, the entire season and was top scorer of his team. In August 2009 he signed a year contract with the Rochester Americans. In October 2010, York signed with the Pelicans in the SM- liiga.
For the 2011/12 season he returned to the Iserlohn Roosters in the DEL, where he is until the end of the season 2014/15 under contract.
Awards and achievements
- 2000 NHL All- Rookie Team
- 2002 NHL All-Star Game
- Iserlohn 2004 Sportsman of the Year
- 2005 DEL All-Star Game
- 2005 Top Center of the DEL
Represented the U.S. at:
- World Youth Championship 1996
- World Youth Championship 1997
- Junior World Cup 1998
- Winter Olympics 2002
- World Championship 2005
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )