Michael Wall (ice hockey)

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Michael Wall
Born(1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 28)
Telkwa, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forAnaheim Ducks
Playing career2005–2008
 
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Michael Wall
Born(1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 28)
Telkwa, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forAnaheim Ducks
Playing career2005–2008

Michael "Mike" Wall (born July 25, 1985 in Telkwa, British Columbia) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League with the Anaheim Ducks.

Playing career[edit]

Wall began his career by playing for the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. During his third season with the Cougars, he was moved to the new Everett Silvertips, where he finished his record-setting junior career. Following the 2004–05 WHL season, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract by the Anaheim Ducks on September 29, 2005.

He began his professional career immediately, making his first professional start with the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates on October 8, 2005, and earning his first win on October 14 against the Providence Bruins. However, after he played in eight games with the Pirates, he was called up to the Ducks to back up Ilya Bryzgalov while Jean-Sébastien Giguère was injured. He then proceeded to finish his rookie season by splitting time with the Ducks' ECHL affiliate, the Augusta Lynx, as well as the Pirates.

Wall began the season with the Pirates, but was called up for his first NHL start on November 26, 2006, as both Bryzgalov and Giguère were injured at the same time. Wall picked up his first win that night against the Calgary Flames. He made four total appearances with the Ducks, including three starts, and on February 27, 2007, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Brad May at the trade deadline. The Avalanche then decided to move Wall to their CHL affiliate, the Arizona Sundogs where he scored a goal while playing with them which was just the 2nd goal by a goaltender in league history.

Wall Spent the 2007–08 season with Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters in their inaugural season. Wall was a restricted free agent at the end of the season and was offered a contract by the Colorado Avalanche but turned it down.

Wall now tends goal for his hometown Smithers Steelheads, a "AA" senior hockey club operating in the Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL).

Records[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLTMINGASOGAASV%
2001–02Prince George CougarsWHL3011107703.92.873
2002–03Prince George CougarsWHL132515674004.23.882
2003–04Prince George CougarsWHL110060606.00.838
2003–04Everett SilvertipsWHL351113416575922.14.917
2004–05Everett SilvertipsWHL56242183191102101.91.926
2005–06Portland PiratesAHL115506033413.38.887
2005–06Augusta LynxECHL21811111037013.81.879
2006–07Portland PiratesAHL86114322102.92.886
2006–07Anaheim DucksNHL42202021002.97.877
2006–07Arizona SundogsCHL96305442012.20.917
2007–08Lake Erie MonstersAHL3312164194610313.18.908
WHL totals1083840145582214122.30.915
NHL totals42202021002.97.877

Playoffs[edit]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLTMINGASOGAASV%
2003–04Everett SilvertipsWHL310-104201.15.966
2004–05Everett SilvertipsWHL1147-6972512.15.932
2006–07Arizona SundogsCHL1477-7953822.87.903
WHL totals1457-8012712.02.936

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