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Mike Rathje

Mike Rathje  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: May 11, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Mannville, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: SJS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1992, 1993) Missed majority of 1996-97 due to groin injury vs. Dallas, November 8, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 2, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to a back injury. Missed entire 2007-08 due to a groin injury.
Quote of the Day

I mean, any of those 14 teams (in the lottery) it would have been an absolute honor. If I am selected by Edmonton it will be amazing, a dream come true. They have a lot of amazing young players there.

— Likely No. 1 pick Connor McDavid after the Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday