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THE NYI STAT PACK - SILLINGER, PART I

by Adam Baruch / New York Islanders

Mike's teammates, coaches and jersey numbers through the first 999 games



THE JOURNEY TO 1,000

As Mike Sillinger prepares to hit the ice for his 1000th NHL game we thought it would be fun to take a look down memory lane and see just how he got to this point. Aside from all the players to suit up with Sillinger over the past two seasons with the Islanders, he stopped in 11 different cities along the way, playing with many familiar faces from both past and present NHL.

Below is a look at Sillinger's stats from each city (in alphabetical order), along with some familiar faces to play alongside during his 999 games:

Team    Familiar Faces to play with Sillinger
Anaheim Mighty Ducks
(77 games, 15 G, 26 A, 41 PTS)
Teemu Selanne, Steve Rucchin
Columbus Blue Jackets
(155 games, 38 G, 48 A, 86 PTS)
Marc Denis, Rick Nash, Geoff Sanderson
Detroit Red Wings
(129 games, 14 G, 45 A, 59 PTS)
Paul Coffey, Sergei Federov, Martin Lapointe,
Chris Osgood, Steve Yzerman
Florida Panthers
(68 games, 17 G, 25 A, 42 PTS)
Dan Boyle, Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican,
Roberto Luongo, Rob Niedermayer,
Ray Whitney
Nashville Predators
(31 games, 10 G, 12 A, 22 PTS)
Paul Kariya, Danny Markov, Tomas Vokoun
Ottawa Senators
(13 games, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS)
Daniel Alfredsson, Radek Bonk, Martin Havlat,
Marian Hossa
Philadelphia Flyers
(52 games, 11 G, 14 A, 25 PTS)
Rod Brind'Amour, Eric Desjardins, Ron Hextall,
Eric Lindros, John Leclair, Marc Recchi,
John Vanbiesbrouck
Phoenix Coyotes
(60 games, 8 G, 6 A, 14 PTS)
Brian Boucher, Daymond Langkow
St. Louis Blues
(64 games, 27 G, 24 A, 51 PTS)
Keith Tkachuk, Doug Weight
Tampa Bay Lightning
(121 games, 27 G, 27 A, 54 PTS)
Pavel Kubina, Vincent Lecavalier, Michael Nylander,
Stephane Richer, Darcy Tucker
Vancouver Canucks
(138 games, 32 G, 28 A, 60 PTS)
Adrian Aucoin, Martin Gelinas, Trevor Linden,
Mark Messier, Alexander Mogilny, Scott Walker



BY THE NUMBERS, BEHIND THE BENCH

A look at Sillinger's games played, jersey numbers worn and head coaches of each club:

Team Games Played Jersey # Head Coach
Columbus 155 16 Dave King/Doug MacLean
Detroit        129 23 Bryan Murray/Scotty Bowman
Vancouver 138 26 Pat Quinn/Tom Renney/Mike Keenan
Tampa Bay 121 18,26 Jacques Demers/Steve Ludzik
New York 91 18 Ted Nolan
Anaheim  77 26 Ron Wilson
Florida   68 16 Terry Murray/Duane Sutter
St. Louis    64 18 Joel Quenneville/Mike Kitchen
Phoenix    60 16 Bob Francis/Rick Bowness
Philadelphia 52 11 Wayne Cashman/Roger Neilson
Nashville     31 81 Barry Trotz
Ottawa       13 16 Jacques Martin

Note: If Sillinger appears in 64 more games this season with the Islanders, the Orange and Blue will become the team that Sillinger has appeared in the most games with during his 17-year career.


THE CAREER STAT BOX

Sillinger's Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1990-1991 Red Wings   3 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
1992-1993 Red Wings   51 4 17 21 0 16 0 0 0 47 8.5
1993-1994 Red Wings   62 8 21 29 2 10 0 1 1 91 8.8
1994-1995 Red Wings   13 2 6 8 3 2 0 0 0 11 18.2
1994-1995 Ducks   15 2 5 7 1 6 2 0 0 28 7.1
1995-1996 Ducks   62 13 21 34 -20 32 7 0 2 143 9.1
1995-1996 Canucks   12 1 3 4 2 6 0 1 0 16 6.3
1996-1997 Canucks   78 17 20 37 -3 25 3 3 2 112 15.2
1997-1998 Canucks   48 10 9 19 -14 34 1 2 1 56 17.9
1997-1998 Flyers   27 11 11 22 3 16 1 2 0 40 27.5
1998-1999 Flyers   25 0 3 3 -9 8 0 0 0 23 0.0
1998-1999 Lightning   54 8 2 10 -20 28 0 2 0 69 11.6
1999-2000 Lightning   67 19 25 44 -29 86 6 3 1 126 15.1
1999-2000 Panthers   13 4 4 8 -1 16 2 0 1 20 20.0
2000-2001 Panthers   55 13 21 34 -12 44 1 0 2 100 13.0
2000-2001 Senators   13 3 4 7 1 4 0 0 0 19 15.8
2001-2002 Blue Jackets   80 20 23 43 -35 54 8 0 5 150 13.3
2002-2003 Blue Jackets   75 18 25 43 -21 52 9 3 3 128 14.1
2003-2004 Coyotes   60 8 6 14 -14 54 0 1 0 66 12.1
2003-2004 Blues   16 5 5 10 4 14 0 1 0 40 12.5
2005-2006 Blues   48 22 19 41 -17 49 11 1 1 131 16.8
2005-2006 Predators   31 10 12 22 0 14 3 0 1 80 12.5
2006-2007 Islanders   82 26 33 59 5 46 11 2 3 152 17.1
2007-2008 Islanders   9 1 2 3 -5 12 1 0 0 12 8.3
NHL Totals:   999 225 298 523 -181 628 66 22 23 1,666 13.5



Part II: On Wednesday, a look at Silli's faceoff work, his toughest opponents and more



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