Mike Testwuide
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Mike Testwuide

Hometown:

Vail Colorado

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-02-05

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with Philadelphia, 2013

Weight:

216 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2004-05: Mike Testwuide played 46 games for Waterloo in his first USHL season and scored 2 goals with 8 assists.

2005-06: Testwuide had a breakthrough season in his second year with USHL Waterloo. The 19-year-old right winger scored 18 goals with 12 assists in 54 games and played for Team East at the USHL Prospects/All-Star Game. Testwuide led the Black Hawks in plus/minus at +4 and was the only player who appeared in 50 or more games with a plus rating as Waterloo finished under .500 and did not reach the playoffs. Testwuide committed to playing college hockey at Colorado College in 2006-07.

2006-07: Testwuide skated in 29 of 39 games for Colorado College as a freshman. He scored 4 of his 8 goals on the power play and had 2 assists with 25 PMs as the Tigers finished fifth in the WCHA.

2007-08: Testwuide was named the team's post-season MVP and appeared in 33 of 41 games as a sophomore for WCHA regular season champion Colorado College. He scored two game-winning goals and scored 4 of his 11 goals on the power play. He also had 10 assists with 31 PMs.

2008-09:Testwuide was an alternate captain and saw his offensive numbers dip in his junior year at Colorado College. Chad Rau (MIN) and Eric Walsky were the dominant scorers for the Tigers, who slipped to fourth in the WCHA, and Testwuide finished with 4 goals and 5 assists with 20 PMs in 36 games. 

2009-10: Testwuide signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Philadelphia in March 2010 following his senior year at Colorado College. A team captain, Testwuide led the Tigers with 21 goals and had 10 assists with 26 PMs in 36 games. He scored 8 goals on the power play and 3 short-handed and was +11 on a Colorado College team that finished sixth in the WCHA.

2010-11: Testwuide was arguably AHL Adirondack's top two-way forward in his first season of pro hockey. In 76 games with the Phantoms he was the team's fourth-leading scorer with 18 goals and 21 assists. His +12 plus/minus was second only to Rob Bordson (+13) on an Adirondack team that finished seventh in the East Division and failed to make the playoffs.

2011-12: Testwuide spent his entire second pro season with the Flyers' AHL affilliate Adirondack. Playing primarily a two-way center, checking-type role, he chipped in offensively for the Phantoms with 12 goals and 17 assists and was minus-five with 7 penalty minutes in 66 games. Adirondack missed the AHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Northeast Division. Testwuide, a restricted free agent, was re-signed by the Flyers to a one-year contract in July, 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Despite being 6'3, 216 pounds, Testwuide does not seem to realize exactly how powerful he is, even though he regularly overpowers opponents. He drives the net hard and his 18 goals prove he can capitalize on some of his chances. Testwuide doesn't have elite skill or speed, but he's a hardworking player who is difficult to play against and can lay out heavy hits along the boards.

 

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