Status: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender.
Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 215 pounds
DOB: March 22, 1982 In: Kingston, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Growing up in Canada, I grew up on a little river in the back of my house. Skating on that was always a fond memory.”
Hockey Inspirations: “I had a lot of inspirations growing up. As far as a hockey mentor – Patrick Roy was a big role model for me growing up in that era.”
Favorite Movies: “Comedy.”
First Car: “It was ‘Billy The Blazer.’ A Chevy Blazer.”
First Job: “I worked at a hockey school.”
Current Car: “Audi R8.”
Favorite Meal: “Just a steak and potato guy.”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”
Last Book Read: “I don’t read books.”
Greatest Sports Moment: “Playing my first game in the NHL. Getting a shutout and a win my first game was a dream come true. And obviously a lot had happened for me to get there.”
Most Painful Moment: “There’s a lot of pain along the way. I don’t know – a lot of injuries, bumps and bruises along the way. But they all heal pretty quickly.”
Funniest Players Encountered: “Marty Turco, Marty St-Louis.”
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: “Probably in pre-game skate, lights are off, tripping getting on the ice. It’s pretty embarrassing. Sliding across the ice. I think it happened in Phoenix. Good thing there weren’t that many people there.”
Strangest Game: “That one in Philly this year was pretty out of the ordinary. The 8-7 win. That was probably the craziest one I played.”
Closest NHL Friend(s): “Marty Turco.”
Funny Hockey Memory: “A lot of things, but I can’t tell them (smiles).”
Favorite Uniforms: “Tampa Bay – the new ones.”
Favorite Sports Outside Hockey: “Golf, baseball.”
Favorite Players To Watch: “‘Stammer’ (Steven Stamkos) and Marty (St-Louis) and Vinny (Lecavalier).”
Interesting Fact: Mike is the only goalie in history to record a shutout, score a goal and receive a fighting major in the same game.
Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Just outgoing and laid-back.”