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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) The Brick
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Unrestricted Free Agent
Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 11 1980 (1980-09-11) (age 29),
Edmonton, Alberta
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1999
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 2000 – present

Michael William Comrie (born September 11, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently an unrestricted free agent in the National Hockey League.


Playing career

Comrie was drafted in the third round, ninety-first overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by his hometown Edmonton Oilers out of the University of Michigan.

Reception in Edmonton

Comrie left the WHL's Kootenay Ice at midseason to join his hometown Edmonton Oilers for a $10-million three year deal, which was well above the league maximum for 2001 draftees of $1.13 million a year per year over three years (due to a loophole established by Mike Van Ryn). There he would instantly become a fan favorite and hometown hero. He was an offensive threat during his first couple of seasons with the team, tallying up a total of 133 points in 192 games from 2001 to 2003. Comrie's status as local hero changed dramatically after he elected to hold out in a contract dispute for more than 30 games into the 2003-2004 season. During the 2004-2005 NHL lockout, he signed with Farjestads in the Swedish Elite League and played ten games with them.

Oilers GM Kevin Lowe was reportedly willing to trade Comrie to the Anaheim Ducks for Corey Perry and a first round draft pick, but within that deal sought to have Comrie reimburse the Oilers $2.5 million, which was part of the bonus money he earned his entry-level contract. After this deal fell through, Comrie was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in December for Jeff Woywitka, a first round selection in 2004 (Rob Schremp), and a third round selection in 2005 (Dan Syvret).

Post-Edmonton teams

Comrie played only 21 games for Philadelphia before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Sean Burke, Branko Radivojevič, and the rights to Ben Eager. In August 2006, Phoenix re-signed Comrie to a one-year contract worth $3 million (US). In Phoenix he recorded another 30 goal season before once again being dealt. On January 3rd, 2007, Comrie was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Senators prospect Alexei Kaigorodov. Comrie scored his first goal for the Senators versus the Boston Bruins on January 9th at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. When Comrie scored a goal at Scotiabank Place, his goal song was "Black Gloves" by the Belgian band Goose. He helped Ottawa throughout the playoffs despite having an injured shoulder that required local anesthetic to numb the pain, this prevented him from reaching down to tie his skates. The Senators made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Anaheim Ducks, in a 4–1 series decision. Prior to the loss, the Senators eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, and Buffalo Sabres all in five games.

On 5 July, 2007, Mike Comrie signed a 1-year contract worth $3.375-million U.S. with the New York Islanders as an unrestricted free agent. Before the trade deadline on February 26, 2008, the New York Islanders re-signed Comrie to a 1-year contract worth $4 million. On February 20, 2009, Comrie was traded back to the Senators with Chris Campoli for Dean McAmmond and a San Jose Sharks first round draft pick in 2009.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Edmonton Canadians AMBHL 33 51 52 103 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1996–97 St. Albert Saints AJHL 63 37 41 78 44 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1997–98 St. Albert Saints AJHL 58 60 78 138 134 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1998–99 University of Michigan CCHA 42 19 25 44 38 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
1999–00 University of Michigan CCHA 40 24 35 59 95 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2000–01 Kootenay Ice WHL 37 39 40 79 79 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 41 8 14 22 14 6 1 2 3 0
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 33 27 60 45 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 20 31 51 90 6 1 0 1 10
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 21 4 5 9 12 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 8 7 15 16 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2004–05 FΓ€rjestads BK SEL 10 1 6 7 10 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 30 30 60 55 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 24 7 13 20 20 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 41 13 12 25 24 15 2 3 5 15
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 76 21 28 49 87 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 41 7 13 20 26 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 22 3 4 7 6 β€” β€” β€” β€” β€”
NHL totals 525 154 184 338 395 32 4 6 10 27

International play

External links

  • Mike Comrie's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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