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Mike Commodore

Mike Commodore  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: November 7, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 227 DRAFTED: NJD / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (42nd overall)
- Has been scratched the last five games
- Leads the Lightning with a +9 rating (+6 with Tampa Bay and +3 with Detroit)
- Recorded a game-high seven hits on 3/15 vs. TOR
- Got in his first fight as a Bolt on 3/13 vs. BOS (Shawn Thornton)
- Made his Lightning debut on 2/28 vs. MTL
- Acquired from Detroit on 2/27 in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2013
- Had two assists and a +3 rating in 17 games with Detroit this season

 
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2000) Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Petr Sykora, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Anaheim with Jean-Francois Damphousse for Rob Niedermayer, March 11, 2003. Traded to Carolina by Calgary for Atlanta's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Gord Baldwin) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 29, 2005. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina with Cory Stillman for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves, February 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to hand injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2011. Traded to Tampa Bay by Detroit for future considerations, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (AHL), November 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Texas (AHL), March 19, 2013.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round