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Stanley Cup Final
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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3