Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa Bay Lightning
Michael Blunden
MikeBlunden
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 216
BIRTHDATE: 12/15/1986
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: CHI: 2005-43 overall
2007-08:
- Held scoreless in one game with the Blackhawks, his 10th career NHL matchup
- Ranked fifth on the AHL's Rockford IceHogs with 21 assists and seventh with 37 points both career bests in 74 regular-season games
- Posted 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 13 games during the month of November
- Matched a career high three points three times, which includes a career-best three assists on Nov. 18 at Toronto
- Netted points in a season-high three straight games from Dec. 22 to 31, notching one goal and four assists during that span
- Collected three assists and four points in 12 Calder Cup Playoff contests
CAREER:

2006-07: Split his time between the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) and the Blackhawks … Injured his shoulder on Dec. 10 and missed the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery … Appeared in 9 games as a Blackhawk going scoreless with 10 penalty minutes … Made his NHL debut vs. Vancouver on Oct. 25 … Appeared in 17 games as an Admiral, recording 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) …Recorded his first multi-goal game as a pro with 2 goals on Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia.

2005-06:
Appeared in 11 games for Norfolk recording 1 goal and 5 assists for 6 points, 2 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating, after signing an Amateur Professional Try-out Contract ... Played in 1 playoff game for the Admirals posting an even rating ... Appeared in 60 games for the Erie Otters (OHL) tallying 46 goals (2nd most in franchise history) and 38 assists for 84 points and 63 penalty minutes ... Was the 2nd player in Otters history to be selected as the individual winner of the team's Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year Awards ... Was a member of Team OHL in the Canada vs. Russia Challenge ... Was a member of Team West at the OHL All-Star Game ... Was a member of the Gold Medal-winning Team Canada in the 2006 World Junior Championships, recording 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 6 games... One of only 5 junior players to be invited to join Team Canada at the 2006 World Championships Training Camp.

2004-05: Recorded 41 points (22 goals, 19 assists) in 61 regular season games... One of 40 Canadian players under-20 invited to attend the 2005 Canadian National Junior Development Camp in Whistler, British Columbia ... Saw a career-high 7-game point-scoring streak (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points) come to an end Feb. 5 vs. Kitchener ... One of 40 CHL players selected to participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game played on Jan. 19 ... One of 22 OHL players selected to represent the OHL in the 2004 Canadian Hockey League Canada-Russia Challenge.

2003-04: Skated in 52 games for Erie collecting 22 goals and 17 assists for 39 points ... Represented Canada at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in the Czech Republic.

2002-03: Appeared in 63 games for the Erie Otters tallying 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists) and 55 penalty minutes ... 2002-03 Emms Family Award Nominee, as top rookie selected by OHL general managers ... Named the Otters Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player ... Scored his first OHL goal Sept. 21 at Plymouth ... Made his OHL debut Sept. 20 at Sarnia.