Sunday, 19 February 2012

Stone makes NHL debut

Michael Stone has become the 37th Calgary Hitmen grad to play at least one game in the National Hockey League.  The 21-year-old made his NHL debut Saturday night in the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.  Wearing number 26, Stone played 11 minutes and 31 seconds on the Coyotes defence and was held off the score sheet.

                                      Photo Credit: Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images
Stone played four seasons with the Hitmen from 2006-07 to 2009-10 scoring a career high 21 goals in his final season and winning a WHL Championship.  In that final season the hard shooting rearguard was also named the club's top defenceman and was a WHL First Team Eastern Conference All-Star. 

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