Mike Lundin

Mike Lundin

Hometown:

Apple Valley Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-09-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2004 NHL Entry Draft by Tampa Bay

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Lundin had 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) playing in all 44 games his freshman season at the University of Maine in 2003-04. His 19 points ranked second among all defensemen on the team. He earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors for the week of November 3rd after posting three points that weekend, including his first collegiate goal. During the 2002-03 season he was the captain for his hometown Apple Valley High School Eagles hockey team. Despite being recruited by the USHL, he opted to stay in high school before coming to the University of Maine in the fall of 2003. He had 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in his senior year at Apple Valley. He was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey Award and earned All-Conference honors in both hockey and baseball. He was also named the 2003 Associated Press’ Minnesota Hockey Player of the Year and Minnesota Star-Tribune Metro Hockey Player of the Year.

Talent Analysis

Lundin is a skilled defenseman who possesses exceptional playmaking abilities and athleticism. While he has good size, he could stand to bulk up. He is an excellent skater with good acceleration. Possesses some good hands and great passing ability. He also shows tremendous confidence with the puck. He can be utilized in every type of situation, including quarterbacking the power play. He possesses very good vision and hockey sense. He is positionally solid. Possesses a good, hard shot. He makes excellent outlet passes, has the ability to both jump up into plays and lead the rush up the ice. Possesses a great attitude and seemingly tireless work ethic.

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