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Mike Vernace

Mike Vernace

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: May 26, 1986
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: SJS / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (201st overall)
OHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Colorado's 6th round choice (Patrick Zackrisson) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 30, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Atlanta with Brett Sterling and Atlanta's 7th round choice (Lee Moffie) in 2010 Entry Draft for future considerations, June 23, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 29, 2010. Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay with James Wright for Mike Kostka and Evan Oberg, December 2, 2011. Traded to NY Rangers by Florida with Florida's 3rd round choice (later traded to San Jose, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 Entry Draft for Wojtek Wolski, February 25, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal