- Mike Christie (ice hockey)
Mike Christie Born December 20, 1949
Big Spring, TX, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb) Position Defence Played for Vancouver Canucks
National team United States Playing career 1974–1981
Michael Hunt Christie (born December 20, 1949 in Big Spring, Texas and raised in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 412 games in the National Hockey League for the California Seals, Cleveland Barons, Colorado Rockies, and Vancouver Canucks in 1974–1981. He was the first native of Texas to play in the NHL although it was strictly a technicality as his father was a Canadian citizen working for an American oil company and he grew up in Canada. Christie did represent the United States in the inaugural 1976 Canada Cup tournament, however.
Before turning professional, he played for the University of Denver men's ice hockey team as well as the US amateur national team at the 1972 Ice Hockey World Championship Pool B tournament.
Colorado Rockies captain
- ^ Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the Seals: Hockey's Most Colorful Team (p.244), by Brad Kurzberg, AuthorHouse (2006), ISBN 1425910289
- Mike Christie's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Mike Christie's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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