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Mike Karakas

Mike Karakas

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: December 12, 1911
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Aurora, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 147
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1935-1936
AHA First All-Star Team (1935) NHL - Rookie of the Year (1936) AHL First All-Star Team (1941) AHL Second All-Star Team (1943) NHL Second All-Star Team (1945) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 28, 1935. Suspended by Chicago for remainder of 1939-40 season after refusing assignment to Providence (AHL), December 30, 1939. Suspension lifted by NHL President Frank Calder and rights loaned to Montreal for remainder of 1939-40 season after Montreal goaltender Wilf Cude suffered shoulder injury, February 23, 1940. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Chicago for cash, May 14, 1940. Traded to Chicago by Providence (AHL) for Hec Highton, Gord Buttrey and $10,000, January 7, 1944.
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York