Michael Forney

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Michael Forney
Born(1988-05-14) May 14, 1988 (age 25)
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShootsRight
EBEL team
Former teams
EC VSV
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
Texas Stars
NHL Draft80th overall, 2006
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career2008–present
 
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Michael Forney
Born(1988-05-14) May 14, 1988 (age 25)
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShootsRight
EBEL team
Former teams
EC VSV
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
Texas Stars
NHL Draft80th overall, 2006
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career2008–present

Michael Forney (born May 14, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the EC VSV in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Forney was drafted 80th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Forney played in the 2010–11 ECHL All-Star Game.[2] Without an extension offered from his entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Forney returned to the Eagles on a full-time basis, signing a one-year deal on August 16, 2012.[3]

In the 2012–13 season, Forney led the Eagles in scoring, finishing second in the league, with 79 points in 71 games. He was rewarded with a selection to the ECHL First All-Star Team. A free agent, with the intention of keeping in shape, Forney went on a working holiday of sorts, signing a short-term contract with the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League. In only 16 games with the Thunder, Forney scored an impressive 47 points, before leaving in preparation to join his new Austrian club, EC VSV, on a one-year contract for the 2013–14 season.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2005–06U.S. National Development TeamUSDP41010
2005–06Des Moines BuccaneersUSHL30000
2006–07University of North DakotaWCHA1602210
2007–08University of North DakotaWCHA30002
2008–09Green Bay GamblersUSHL5926346053737102
2009–10Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL6311152666
2009–10Chicago WolvesAHL30000
2010–11Chicago WolvesAHL90220
2010–11Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL6621456679
2011–12Colorado EaglesECHL522031515710110
2011–12St. John's IceCapsAHL30000
2011–12Texas StarsAHL111122
2012–13Colorado EaglesECHL7135447911061344
2013Perth ThunderAIHL1611364712
AHL totals261342

Awards and honours[edit]

HonoursYear
All-ECHL Team (First Team All-Star)2012–13[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Draft Choices Round 3". Atlanta Thrashers. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Forney selected to the ECHL All-Star game". Colorado Eagles. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Eagles re-sign forward Michael Forney". Colorado Eagles. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Last chance to farewell Forney!". Perth Thunder. 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ "VSV bring ECHL star to Europe!". EC VSV. 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  6. ^ "All ECHL First Team announced". ECHL. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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