PLAYER BIOMike Commodore was drafted in the second round (42nd overall) in the 1999 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils following a three year collegiate career with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Following his time in New Jersey and a stint with the Anaheim Ducks, Commodore joined the Calgary Flames via trade in 2003. He became an instant fan favourite, characterized by his wild hairstyle and playoff beard during the team’s run to the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. Prior to the start of the 2005-06 season, he was traded to Carolina and went on to win the 2006 Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes. Commodore made additional NHL stops with the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings before heading overseas to the Admiral Vladivostok of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2013-14. Over the course of 11 NHL seasons, he played 484 career games and compiled 106 points (23 goals, 83 assists) along with 683 penalty minutes. On the international stage, Commodore represented his country at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Moscow, helping Team Canada win the gold medal.
PERSONAL BIOThe biggest impact hockey has had on my life is the people I have met, the friends I have made and the places I have been as a result of hockey. I have been very fortunate. I enjoy being involved with the Calgary Flames Alumni, I try to do as many charity events as I can. I think the Alumni does a great job being involved in the community not only in Calgary, but all over Alberta; Raising awareness, raising money for charity organizations and communities. I like to golf. I get out and play as much as I can. I do a couple annual golf trips in the summer with guys I used to play hockey with and against, to date our trips have been all over North America and Europe. I have a condo and golf membership in Scottsdale AZ, so I try to get down there for a few weeks during the winter. I read a lot. Mostly fiction books. I should probably start reading non-fiction books and get a little smarter…I try and stay active workout wise. I think being active is incredibly important for both physical and mental well-being. I have a brand, I sell some apparel through Sauce hockey. #InOne. NHL Trade Deadline #Insiderrr, using my network of grade A sources I break trades on Twitter at the NHL Trade Deadline. I don’t have kids, but my brother lives in Calgary and he has 3 kids. My parents live in Sherwood Park. One of my favorite moments as a Flames, was definitely the 2004 cup run- it was incredibly fun. If I had to pick one moment in particular thought, it would be when Steve Montador scored the OT winner Game 1 of the Conference finals in San Jose.