NHL PLAYER, Michael Stone
Born Jun 07, 1990 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Selected by Phoenix Coyotes round 3 #69 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Michael Robert Stone (born June 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Coyotes in the 3rd round (69th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing in his sixth year with the Arizona Coyotes and in the final season of his contract in the 2016–17 season, Stone was traded by Arizona after collecting 1 goal and 9 points in 45 games to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 on February 20, 2017.
Stone proved to be a dependable acquisition to the Flames blueline, scoring 6 points in 19 games. On June 30, 2017, the eve of free agency, Stone agreed to remain with the Flames in signing a three-year, $10.5 million extension.
Stone records first goal in Flames’ uniform March 10, 2017
Michael Stone registered two points – including his first goal since joining the Flames – in Calgary’s 5-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The offensive defenseman finished the game with a plus/minus rating of +3, and would eventually go on to be named the 2nd star of the contest. The ex-Calgary Hitmen D-man has been solid since joining his new club at the trade deadline, tallying 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and a +6 rating in 8 games.
For more on Stone and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Stone traded to playoff contender Flames February 21, 2017
Michael Stone was traded by the Arizona Coyotes to the Calgary Flames on Monday, and though it is always shocking to be traded, Stone will have a good deal of familiarity with his new home. The Winnipeg, Manitoba-native was a standout defenseman for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, where he played for four years (2006 to 2010). Since the Hitmen and Flames share playing time at Calgary’s main arena the Scotiabank Saddledome, Stone has a unique connection with his new home arena, a place where he produced some of his finest hockey moments as a teenager. The smooth skating defenseman is coming off his best season in 2015-16 where he racked up 36 points (6 goals, 30 assists) in 75 games.
For more on Stone, keep reading the calgarysun.com piece here.
Stone rewarded with new contract August 03, 2016
Michael Stone re-signed with the Arizona Coyotes on a 1-year, $4 million contract last week. The 26-year-old defenseman is coming off one of his most productive season in the NHL, where he set career-highs in assists (30), points (36) and shots on goal (161). The product of Winnipeg, Manitoba was also one of the most trusted players on the Coyotes squad in 2015-16, averaging the second most TOI/G at 22:28.
For more on Stone, keep reading the sportsnet.ca story here.