Mike Embach

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Mike Embach
Born (1988-01-17) January 17, 1988 (age 34)
Orland Park, IL, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Texas Stars
Lake Erie Monsters
Norfolk Admirals
Leksands IF
Chicago Wolves
Braehead Clan
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

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Mike Embach (born January 17, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Embach attended Ferris State University where he played NCAA Division I college hockey with the Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey team scoring 58 points in 132 career games.

Embach played the 2011–12 season with the Chicago Express of the ECHL, and on August 7, 2012, he signed a one-year contract to remain in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2012–13 season.[1]

Embach contributed with 34 points in 55 games for the Cyclones, before leading the team with 17 points in 17 post-season games to reach the conference finals. During the season, Embach was also briefly loaned for his second stint in the AHL with the Lake Erie Monsters, contributing with an assist from 2 games.[2]

On June 30, 2014, Embach was re-signed by the Fort Wayne Komets after a successful 2013–14 season in which he produced 22 goals and 41 points in 52 games.[3] In his second season with the Komets and produced a career high 70 points in 69 games, second amongst the Komets, before suffering a second consecutive semi-final exit in the post-season. Embach also made his return to the AHL in the 2014–15 season, appearing briefly in 3 games for the Norfolk Admirals.

On May 18, 2015, Embach opted to pursue a professional European career in agreeing to a one-year contract with Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan club, Leksands IF.[4] Embach started the 2015–16 season in Leksands, but after scoring 1 goal in 9 games he opted for a mutual release to return to North America on October 3, 2015. On October 8, 2015, Embach re-joined the Fort Wayne Komets for a third successive season on a one-year deal.[5]

On July 14, 2017, Embach left the Komets as a free agent and agreed to join Braehead Clan of the UK's EIHL.[6] In the 2017–18 season, Embach recorded 19 points 35 games with the Scottish club, before opting to return to complete the season in the ECHL with rival team of the Komets, the Toledo Walleye on January 28, 2018.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Chicago Steel USHL 45 7 6 13 51
2006–07 Chicago Steel USHL 36 8 12 20 93
2006–07 Indiana Ice USHL 18 1 6 7 28 7 2 2 4 8
2007–08 Ferris State University CCHA 25 1 6 7 30
2008–09 Ferris State University CCHA 34 9 4 13 47
2009–10 Ferris State University CCHA 34 9 11 20 24
2010–11 Ferris State University CCHA 39 8 10 18 44
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 5 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Chicago Express ECHL 60 13 13 26 41
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 55 18 16 34 46 17 5 12 17 16
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 5 0 2 2 6
2013–14 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 11 6 4 10 8
2013–14 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 52 22 19 41 46 11 4 5 9 15
2014–15 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 69 24 46 70 78 12 5 8 13 12
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Leksands IF Allsv 9 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 54 23 30 53 50 16 5 9 14 14
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 61 18 33 51 47 10 1 2 3 10
2017–18 Braehead Clan EIHL 35 7 12 19 24
2017–18 Toledo Walleye ECHL 23 5 9 14 17 10 2 1 3 6
ECHL totals 390 129 172 301 339 76 22 37 59 73

References[edit]

  1. "Cyclones agree to terms with Embach, Gallagher". ECHL. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  2. "Monsters win three straight at home". Lake Erie Monsters. 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  3. "Komets re-sign forwards Schrock and Embach". Fort Wayne Komets. June 30, 2014. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. "Leksands sign three" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-18.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "Komets re-sign playmaker Embach". Fort Wayne Komets. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
  6. "Clans' Embach keen to try UK for himself". Elite Ice Hockey League. 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  7. "Walleye confirm contract with Embach". Twitter. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2018-01-28.

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