Mike Donnelly

Mike DonnellyMike was in the NHL for ten years, playing for the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Islanders. Mike played alongside Wayne Gretzky for the Los Angeles Kings when they made it to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Prior to being drafted into the NHL, Mike was a four-year letter winner at Michigan State University. He is a member of M.S.U.’s 1986 NCAA Champion hockey team. He scored the team’s winning goal in overtime during that game--his 59th goal, which remains an unbroken NCAA record for most goals scored in a season. Mike earned the 1986 CCHA first-team all-star and first-team All-America honors, and was the 1986 NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. In 1986 he shared the George Alderton Athlete of the Year Award with football player, Lorenzo White. Most recently, he was presented with the Spartan Hockey 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mike has a passion for helping young hockey players improve their game, and reach their full potential.