Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Blake
Goaltender Mike Blake had a highly successful four year collegiate career in the NCAA playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In his senior year in 1980-81 he was chosen to the CCHA First Team All-Star squad after going 22-9-3 with two shutouts and a 3.57 GAA.

The NHL's Los Angeles Kings signed Blake as a free agent in January, 1982 and he played in two games for the Kings that year. Blake is in the record books for having given up Wayne Gretzky's record 92nd and final goal of the season that year. "Allowing that goal is my greatest claim to fame," Blake said laughingly. He played another nine games for L.A. the following year and 29 in 1983-84.

He tried to play through several injuries, but after his fifth knee operation realized it was time to retire in 1985.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1977-78 Ohio State University CCHA 18 0 4.35
1978-79 Ohio State University CCHA 21 0 4.33
1979-80 Ohio State University CCHA 15 8 4 1 0 3.72
1980-81 Ohio State University CCHA 37 22 9 3 2 3.57
1981-82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 2.35
1981-82 Saginaw Gears IHL 36 0 4.57 10 0 3.57
1982-83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 4 4 0 0 4.17
1982-83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 20 8 7 4 1 3.67 7 5 2 0 0 2.24
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 29 9 11 5 0 4.33
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 16 7 8 0 0 4.44
1984-85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 42 17 19 4 1 4.16
NHL Totals 40 13 15 5 0 4.25


CCHA First All-Star Team (1981) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, January 5, 1982.
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