Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Posavad
Mike Posavad was born January 3, 1964 in Brantford, Ontario. The 1st choice, 50th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Posavad is a graduate of the Ontario Junior 'B' Hockey League's Brantford Penguins and of the Ontario Hockey League's Peterborough Petes.

The Brantford, Ontario native spent four seasons with the Petes who we're members of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League during his first season in 1980-81 before the league became known as the Ontario Hockey League the following year.

As a member of the Petes, Posavad was an OHL Second Team All-Star in 1982 and played in one game with the Central Hockey League's Salt Lake Golden Eagles during the 1982-83 season before he joined the International Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen in 1984-85, a team with whom he captured the 1985 Turner Cup.

The 1985-86 season marked Posavad's NHL debut with the Blues. Even though he spent the majority of the season with Peoria, Posavad played in half a dozen games with St. Louis before returning to the "I" the following year.

Posavad's 1986-87 season was very similar to his 1985-86 season, with most of it spent in Peoria while managing to play only two games with the Blues before retiring from the game following the 1987-88 IHL season.

Throughout his career, Mike Posavad played in eight NHL games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Brantford Penguins ON-Jr.B 43 11 22 33 16
1980-81 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 58 3 12 15 55
1981-82 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 7 23 30 110 9 3 4 7 15
1982-83 Peterborough Petes OHL 70 1 36 37 68 4 0 2 2 2
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 1 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 3 25 28 78 8 3 2 5 8
1984-85 Peoria Rivermen IHL 67 2 19 21 58 19 1 5 6 42
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -1
1985-86 Peoria Rivermen IHL 72 1 17 18 75 11 0 1 1 13
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
1986-87 Peoria Rivermen IHL 77 2 15 17 77
1987-88 Peoria Rivermen IHL 27 0 4 4 23
NHL Totals 8 0 0 0 0


OHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
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