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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in seventh round
No. 123 overall by
Born October 24, 1954
Defense / Left Wing|
Height: 6-0 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: International Falls, Minnesota (USA)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1974 (Minnesota)
Minnesota High School State
Championship: 1973 (Hibbing)
Minnesota High School All-State First
Team: 1972-73 (Hibbing)
Miscellaneous: Earned eight varsity letters at Hibbing High School.
| Debut: October 9,
1979 (St. Louis at Vancouver)|
Numbers: 12 (St. Louis); ??
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
St. Louis, Colorado||158||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
St. Louis Records: Most assists by a
defenseman in one playoff year (11 in 1981), most points by a defenseman in
one playoff year (12 in 1981, shares record)
Coaching Career: Named St. Louis assistant
coach on June 10, 1987, and remained in that position through 1989-80 season.
Broadcasting Career: Named St. Louis radio color commentator prior to
1985-86 season and remained in position through 1986-87 season. ... Named St.
Louis TV color commentator prior to 1992-93 season and remained in that
position through 1997-98 season. Hosted weekly Face Off hockey show on
Fox Sports Midwest during his TV years in St. Louis. ... Worked as TV color
commentator for FOX's national NHL broadcasts from 1995 to 1999. ... Named
N.Y. Islanders TV color commentator prior to 1998-99 season and remained in
that position into 2003-04 season. ... Named ESPN/ABC color commentator in
1994, working on National Hockey Night and ABC's NHL Game of the Week
broadcasts. Remained in that position into 2003-04 season.
Miscellaneous: Had assist in first NHL game. ... Missed end of 1979-80
season and entire 1980 playoffs with torn knee ligaments, an injury that
required surgery. He suffered the injury in St. Louis' Feb. 26, 1980, game vs.
Toronto. ... Missed part of 1980-81 season with pulled hamstring, an injury
suffered in St. Louis' Nov. 5, 1980, game vs. Hartford. ... Missed part of
1980-81 season with stretched ligaments in right knee, an injury suffered in
St. Louis' Feb. 14, 1981, game at N.Y. Islanders. ... Set St. Louis record
(since broken) with eight assists in 1981 playoff series vs. Pittsburgh.
|Post-Draft Teams: Calgary, Edmonton (WHA);
Fort Worth (CHL)|
World Championships: 1977 (sixth place), 1982
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1976 (Minnesota)
Minnesota Mariucci Award (MVP):
Minnesota Captain: 1976-77
WHA Draft Pick: 1974 (by
Cincinnati, No. 106 overall in Round 8)
1978-79: Played on WHA
regular-season champion (Edmonton).
Broadcasting Career: Worked as
color commentator for TNT's coverage of 1994 Olympic hockey tournament. ...
Worked as color commentator for CBS' coverage of 1998 Olympic hockey
tournament. ... Worked as color commentator for NBC's coverage of 2002 Olympic
Miscellaneous: WHA rights traded by
Cincinnati to Minnesota in exchange for future considerations in July 1975.
... WHA rights traded by Minnesota with Don Tannahill, George Morrison and
Wally Olds to Calgary for John McKenzie and cash in September
1975. ... Joined Calgary (WHA) for end of 1976-77 season after finishing his
collegiate eligibility at Minnesota. ... Traded by Calgary (WHA) to Winnipeg for future considerations in
August 1977. Winnipeg then traded him to Edmonton for 1978 WHA third-round
draft pick in
September 1977. ... Missed part of 1977-78 season with damaged knee ligaments.
... Played left wing on line with Ron Chipperfield and Bill Flett for Edmonton
(WHA) in 1977-78. ... Turned down invitations to play in 1978 and 1981 World
Championships due to injury concerns. ... Worked as stockbroker for E.F.
Hutton in his first four years after retirement before becoming a full-time
hockey coach and broadcaster.
Personal: Full name is Joseph
Robert Micheletti. ... Younger brother of ormer college player Tom Micheletti
and former junior player Andy Micheletti ... Older brother of former college player Don Micheletti and former NHL player Pat Micheletti.
... One of nine children.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WHA/EXPANSION: Micheletti did not sign with
Montreal, instead jumping to
the WHA. When the NHL and WHA merged in 1979, Montreal chose not to take him
back in the NHL Reclaim Draft. His rights were retained by Edmonton, his last
WHA team, on June 9, 1979. Two months later, on Aug. 7, 1979, Edmonton traded Micheletti to St.
Louis in exchange for Tom Roulston and Risto Siltanen.||
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