Mike Christie (ice hockey)


Mike Christie (ice hockey)
Mike Christie
Born December 20, 1949 (1949-12-20) (age 61)
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
Colorado Rockies
Cleveland Barons
California Seals
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.[1] 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.

Preceded by
Gary Croteau
Colorado Rockies captain
1980
Succeeded by
Rene Robert

References

  1. ^ Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the Seals: Hockey's Most Colorful Team (p.244), by Brad Kurzberg, AuthorHouse (2006), ISBN 1425910289

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