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Mike Komisarek

Mike Komisarek  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: January 19, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: West Islip, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: MTL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)

Last Game: Was (even) in 11:25 of ice time at DET (4/11)

* Earned assists in consecutive games (1/23-1/25) for the first time since 2011 (10/27/11-10/29/11)

* Earned his first Hurricanes point with an assist at BUF (1/23)

* Was a healthy extra for 45 games this season (10/4-10/10, 10/13-10/17, 10/24, 10/28-11/12, 11/21-11/27, 12/20-12/23, 1/2-1/13, 1/31-2/7, 2/27, 3/2, 3/7, 3/15-3/16, 3/21-4/1, 4/8)

* Made his Hurricanes debut vs. LA (10/11)

* Twitter: @mkomisarek

* OFF THE RADAR: Mike is involved with Camp Ooch, an organization that provides summer camps and other opportunities for children with cancer

* Career Highs: G: 1  A: 2  P: 2  PIM: 27

* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 31 gp, 0-2-2, 14 pim

CCHA First All-Star Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder injury vs. Calgary, January 2, 2010 and resulting surgery. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers