Mike Condon
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Mike Condon

Hometown:

Needham Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-04-27

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2008

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Mike Condon was one of the top goalies in New England prep school hockey as a junior for Belmont Hill in Massachusetts. He played in 31 games and had a 2.13 goals against and .931 save percentage. Belmont Hill reached the semifinals of the New England Prep school tournament, falling to eventual champion Avon Old Farms, and finished the year 22-7-3. Condon committed to playing college hockey at Princeton in 2009-10 in May 2008.

2008-09: Condon had the fourth-best save percentage (.935) in New England prep school hockey and was among the leaders in games played (31) as a senior at Belmont Hill. He finished the year with a 2.13 goals against. Belmont Hill reached the quarterfinals in the prep tournament, falling to eventual runner-up Exeter, 4-2.

2009-10: Condon appeared in four games for Princeton in his freshman season. The Tigers’ third goalie behind senior Zane Kalemba and junior Alan Reynolds, he was 0-1 with a 2.44 goals against and .902 save percentage in 123 minutes of action. One year after finishing third in ECAC Hockey and nearly upsetting Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA West Regional, the Tigers slipped to eighth and were swept by Harvard in an ECAC first round series.

2010-11: Condon played in 11 games for Princeton as a sophomore. Splitting time with highly-touted freshman Sean Bonar and Reynolds, he was 6-4-1 with 1 shutout and had a 2.82 goals against and .902 save percentage. The Tigers finished in a three-way tie for fourth in ECAC Hockey but were upset in a three-game first round series by 11th-place St. Lawrence. Bonar started all three playoff games.

2011-12: Condon returned to Princeton for his junior season after undergoing off-season hip surgery. He once again split time with Bonar, appearing in 14 games, and was 4-6-3 with a 2.88 goals against and .919 save percentage. The Tigers finished 11th in ECAC Hockey in Coach Bob Prier’s first season and lost to Yale in a three-game playoff series. Bonar once again started all three playoff games.

2012-13: Condon made an impressive pro hockey debut following his senior season at Princeton and was signed to a two-year, entry-level contract as a free agent by Montreal in May 2013. He was loaned to the AHL’s Houston Aeros in April after skating in four ECHL games in March. In five AHL games he was 3-0 with a 2.39 goals against and .919 save percentage. Condon signed with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign in March and in was 3-1 with 1 shutout; posting a 1.48 goals against and .943 save percentage. He emerged as the starter for Princeton in his senior season, playing a career-high 24 games, including both playoff games against Cornell. He was 8-11-4 and had a 2.48 goals against and .923 save percentage. The Tigers finished tied for seventh in ECAC Hockey with Brown.

 

Talent Analysis

Condon is a large butterfly goaltender that fills the net well and has good rebound control. The Princeton grad is very poised, calm and is mentally strong. His work ethic and character is a big asset for him and he showed lots of determination recovering from hip surgery after his sophomore season. The 23-year-old still needs work on his lateral speed, footwork, positioning and learning to read the play quicker for the pro level. He projects as a possible NHL back-up or an AHL starter.

Future

Condon should compete for the back-up role in Hamilton but could see time in the ECHL. He will need to continue improving his overall game and learn to manage the grind of pro hockey.

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