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Mike Commodore

Mike Commodore  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: November 7, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 227 DRAFTED: NJD / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (42nd overall)
- Has been scratched the last five games
- Leads the Lightning with a +9 rating (+6 with Tampa Bay and +3 with Detroit)
- Recorded a game-high seven hits on 3/15 vs. TOR
- Got in his first fight as a Bolt on 3/13 vs. BOS (Shawn Thornton)
- Made his Lightning debut on 2/28 vs. MTL
- Acquired from Detroit on 2/27 in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2013
- Had two assists and a +3 rating in 17 games with Detroit this season

 
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2000) Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Petr Sykora, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Anaheim with Jean-Francois Damphousse for Rob Niedermayer, March 11, 2003. Traded to Carolina by Calgary for Atlanta's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Gord Baldwin) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 29, 2005. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina with Cory Stillman for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves, February 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to hand injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2011. Traded to Tampa Bay by Detroit for future considerations, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (AHL), November 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Texas (AHL), March 19, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie