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Mike Sillinger

Mike Sillinger  #18

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NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: June 29, 1971
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Regina, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: DET / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1990) WHL East First All-Star Team (1991) Traded to Anaheim by Detroit with Jason York for Stu Grimson, Mark Ferner and Anaheim's 6th round choice (Magnus Nilsson) in 1996 Entry Draft, April 4, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by Anaheim for Roman Oksiuta, March 15, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for Philadelphia's 5th round choice (later traded back to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Garrett Prosofsky) in 1998 Entry Draft, February 5, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Chris Gratton for Mikael Renberg and Daymond Langkow, December 12, 1998. Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay for Ryan Johnson and Dwayne Hay, March 14, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for future considerations, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 7, 2001. Traded to Dallas by Columbus with Columbus' 2nd round choice (Johan Fransson) in 2004 Entry Draft for Darryl Sydor, July 22, 2003. Traded to Phoenix by Dallas with future considerations for Teppo Numminen, July 22, 2003. Traded to St. Louis by Phoenix for Brent Johnson, March 4, 2004. Traded to Nashville by St. Louis for Timofei Shishkanov, January 30, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2006. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to hip resurfacing surgery, January 26, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, August 26, 2009.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp