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Mike Blunden

Mike Blunden  #46

Tampa Bay Lightning  Right Wing
NUMBER: 46 BIRTHDATE: December 15, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: CHI / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (43rd overall)
2015-16 - Had two shots and two hits in 8:18 TOI Nov. 19 vs. NYR - Made his Lightning season debut Nov. 16 at FLA and recorded four hits and one shot in 5:24 TOI - Recalled from Syracuse Nov. 15 - Has skated in 12 games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and five points - Ranks tied for fourth on the Crunch for goals 2014-15 - Made his Lightning debut and led the team for hits (3) Oct. 21 at CGY - Recorded four hits Oct. 25 at MIN - Appeared in 33 games with the Syracuse Crunch, posting 13 goals and 22 points - Ranked tied for 6th on the Crunch for goals Career - Has skated in 104 NHL games with Chicago, Columbus, Montreal and Tampa Bay - Recorded four goals and four assists in his NHL career - Skated in six games for Team Canada at the 2006 World Jr. Championships, recording two goals and five points to help Canada win Gold
Missed majority of 2006-07 due to shoulder injury vs. Hershey (AHL), December 10, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Chicago for Adam Pineault, January 10, 2008. Missed remainder of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury vs. Worcester (AHL), January 14, 2011. Traded to Montreal by Columbus for Ryan Russell, July 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to knee injury vs. Rochester (AHL), January 30, 2015.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016