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Mike Stapleton

Mike Stapleton  #9

Center
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: May 5, 1966
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Sarnia, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: CHI / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (132nd overall)
Son of Pat Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 30, 1992. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Pittsburgh, February 19, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, August 18, 1995. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Claimed by Atlanta from Phoenix in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2000. Traded to Vancouver by NY Islanders for Vancouver's 9th round choice (later traded to Washington Washington selected Robert Muller) in 2001 Entry Draft, December 28, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), October 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Leksands IF (Sweden), November 11, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), January 12, 2004.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players