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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

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday