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Mike Commodore
Mike Commodore
(KAWM-uh-dohr, MIGHK)
Number: 44
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 227
Shoots: Right
Born: 7 Nov 1979
Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Carolina with Cory Stillman for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves, Feb. 11, 2008
Drafted: NJD / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (42nd overall)

2006-07: Completed his sixth NHL season and second with Carolina… Established career highs in games played (82), goals (7), assists (22) and points (29)… Led all Hurricanes defencemen in scoring with 29 points (7g, 22a) and led the team in penalty minutes (113)… Was one of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games in 2006-07… Was tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (2) and shorthanded points (5)… Ranked second on the team and 10th in the NHL with 214 hits... Was first on the team in blocked shots (141)… Was named to Canada’s roster for the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russia following the season… Had two assists and 14 penalty minutes in helping Canada capture the World Championship... Netted his seventh goal of the season versus Tampa Bay (3/30/07)… Scored his second shorthanded goal of the season versus Washington (3/22/07)… Earned an assist and blocked a season-high seven shots versus Ottawa (2/27/07)… Scored the game-winning goal and was (+2) at Atlanta (2/24/07)… Assisted on Glen Wesley’s shorthanded, overtime game-winner versus Philadelphia (2/22/07)… Played in his 200th career NHL game versus Toronto (1/30/07)…  Scored his fourth goal of the season and registered six hits versus Toronto (12/15/06)… Tied the game with 2:46 remaining in regulation – his third goal of the season, at Vancouver (12/8/06)… Played his 100th game with the Hurricanes versus Boston (12/2/06)… Earned a pair of assists and was (+3) at Boston (11/24/06)… Earned two assists and had a game-high seven hits vs. Buffalo (11/13/06)… Earned a pair of assists, sparred with Chris Thorburn and was (+3) versus Pittsburgh (11/11/06)… Scored a three-on-five shorthanded goal at Buffalo (10/20/06)… Scored a goal, earned an assist and led the team with seven hits at Pittsburgh (10/14/06)… Longest assist streak: 3 games (10/11/06 -10/14/06: 1g, 3a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (10/11/06 -10/14/06: 1g, 3a; 2/17-2/24: 1g, 2a)… Multi-assist games: 3 (last: 11/24/06 at Boston: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 4 (last: 11/24/06 at Boston: 0g, 2a). 2005-06: Established then-career-highs in games played (72), goals (3), assists (10), points (13) and penalty minutes (138)... Led Carolina defencemen in plus/minus for the season (+12)... Led all Hurricanes in penalty minutes (138)...  Netted his third goal of the season and registered 12 hits at Toronto (3/21/06)... Scored the game-winning goal and saved a goal when he cleared Martin Straka’s shot off the goal line versus New York Rangers (3/14/06)... Played his 100th NHL game at Phoenix (12/3/05)... Scored the game-winning goal - his first goal since Dec. 23, 2000 - at Ottawa (11/15/05)... Earned his first two points with the Hurricanes with a pair of assists at New Jersey (10/15/05)... His first assist came on Vasicek’s goal in the second period... Made his Hurricanes’ debut on opening night at Tampa Bay (10/5/05)... Games missed due to injury: 8 (leg contusion: 1/15-1/17, 1/25-1/31; upper body: 3/10/05 - 3/11/05)... Was a healthy extra for two games (10/29/05; 2/12/05)... Completed his second NHL playoff season and first with Carolina, capturing his first Stanley Cup... Ranked first on the Hurricanes and second in the NHL in hits during the postseason (55)... Ranked eighth in the NHL and third on the Hurricanes in blocked shots (44)... Was third among Hurricanes defencemen in ice time during the playoffs (19:27 per game)... Scored his second goal of the postseason in Game 7 versus Buffalo (6/1/06)... Scored a shorthanded goal - his first career playoff goal - in Game 1 versus Buffalo (5/20/06)... Earned his first playoff point with the Hurricanes with an assist on Brind’Amour’s goal in Game 3 at Montreal (4/26/06)... Made his Hurricanes playoff debut in Game 1 versus Montreal (4/22/06). 2004-05: Played in 73 games with Lowell (AHL), recording 35 points (6g, 29a) and 175 penalty minutes... Led all Lowell defencemen in points (35), assists (29) and penalty minutes (175)... Finished seventh in team scoring (35), fifth in assists (29), fifth in plus/minus (+23) and second in penalty minutes (175)... His 175 penalty minutes ranked sixth on Lowell’s all-time single-season record list... Played in all 11 playoff games with Lowell, posting three points (1g, 2a) and 18 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Played in 12 games with Calgary and in 37 games with Lowell (AHL)... Played his first NHL game of the season versus Anaheim (2/1/04)... Posted 16 points and 75 penalty minutes with Lowell, finishing fourth on the team in penalty minutes... Made his NHL playoff debut playing in 20 of Calgary’s 26 playoff games... Appeared in his first Stanley Cup Final game in Game 1 at Tampa Bay (5/25/04)... Played in four games in the finals versus Tampa Bay... Played in all six games versus. San Jose, going (+2) and posting two penalty minutes... Played in all six games versus Detroit... Played in four games versus Vancouver, posting two assists... Recorded an assist versus Vancouver (4/17/04)... Posted his first NHL playoff point with a power-play assist at Vancouver (4/15/04)... Played in his first NHL playoff game versus Vancouver (4/13/04). 2002-03: Played in six games with Calgary... Acquired by Calgary from Anaheim along with J-F Damphousse for Rob Niedermayer (3/11/03)... Posted his first point/assist with Calgary on the overtime winner versus Los Angeles (4/4/03)... Played his first game with Calgary versus Dallas (3/27/03)... Appeared in 68 AHL games (Cincinnati & Saint John) posting 14 points (2g, 12a) and 228 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Appeared in 37 NHL games, posting one assist with 30 penalty minutes... Had an assist versus St. Louis (1/1/02)... Played 14 games with Albany (AHL), earning three assists and adding 31 penalty minutes... Earned his only NHL point of the season with an assist versus St. Louis (1/1/02)... Played 14 games with Albany (AHL), earning three assists and adding 31 PIM. 2000-01: Split the season between Albany and New Jersey, appearing in his first NHL game at Florida (12/22/00)... Earned his first NHL point with a goal at Tampa Bay (12/23/00)... Made his professional debut with Albany at Rochester (10/6). 1999-00: Helped North Dakota win the 2000 NCAA Championship... Led the league with 154 penalty minutes and was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team at the conclusion of the 1999-2000 season. 1998-99: Played in 39 games with the Fighting Sioux... Helped the club to the WCHA’s best regular season record, losing only twice all season (24-2-2)... Posted 13 points (5g, 8a) with 154 penalty minutes... His point and assist totals that season were a personal collegiate best and his 154 penalty minutes were tops in the league... Was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team for the first time. 1997-98: Appeared in his freshman season at North Dakota posting five assists. 1996-97: Spent the season with Fort Saskatchewan of the Alberta Junior Hockey League recording 11 points (3g, 8a) in 51 games.