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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
11 overall by Buffalo Sabres
Born December 3,
Height: 6-3 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1979 (Minnesota)
World Junior Championships:
1979 (sixth place)
Miscellaneous: Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis
before entering the University of Minnesota. ... Paired on defense with Jay
Larson for Roosevelt in 1977-78. ... Was considered top high
school defenseman in Minnesota as a senior in 1977-78. ...
Attended U.S. National Junior training camp in summer of 1978.
| Debut: March 9, 1980 (St. Louis at Buffalo)|
Numbers: 23, 5 (Buffalo); 6 (Pittsburgh);
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired
for final time on March 18, 1997
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 (Buffalo)
Stanley Cup Finals
(Lost): 1995 (Detroit), 1998 (Buff.) (asst. coach)
Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame: Inducted
Buffalo Larkin Trophy (MVP): 1982-83, 1986-87
Imlach Trophy (Leadership/Dedication): 1987-88 (first winner), 1989-90,
Horton Award (Unsung Hero): 1981-82, 1985-86
Buffalo Eddolls Trophy
(Most Popular): 1982-83, 1983-84
Buffalo Booster Club MVP:
Buffalo Emery Edge Award (+/- Leader): 1982-83 (plus-20),
Buffalo Captain: Jan. 29, 1991, until Oct. 31,
Buffalo Playoffs Points Leader: 1983 (8)
Buffalo Playoffs Goals
Leader: 1983 (4, tie)
Buffalo Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader:
1996-97: Played two regular-season games for Detroit team that went on
to win Stanley Cup, but was not with team in postseason.
Career: Named Buffalo assistant coach on July 24, 1997, and remained in
that position until June 2000. ... Named Minnesota assistant coach prior to
team's inaugural season on July 24, 2000, and remained in that position
through 2006-07 season.
Miscellaneous: Named to 1982 NHL All-Star Game as an injury replacement
for Buffalo teammate John Van Boxmeer. ... Re-signed by Buffalo to multiyear
contract during summer of 1983. ... Missed part of 1983-84 season with
dislocated thumb, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Dec. 4, 1983, game vs.
Montreal. ... Scored first regular-season overtime goal in Buffalo Sabres
history on Nov. 16, 1983, in Winnipeg. The goal came just 17 seconds into
overtime. ... Missed one game during 1984-85 season with cut tendon in leg, an
injury suffered during Buffalo's Nov. 27, 1984, game vs. Pittsburgh. ...
Missed part of 1987-88 season with groin injury suffered in October 1987. ...
Suspended eight games by NHL during 1987-88 season for hitting Paul Gillis
with his stick during Buffalo's Dec. 3, 1987, game vs. Quebec. ... Missed
parts of 1988-89 season with broken bone in right hand, an injury suffered
during Buffalo's Nov. 2, 1988, game vs. N.Y. Rangers, and with pulled groin,
an injury suffered during Buffalo's Jan. 12, 1989, game vs. Chicago. ... Named
Buffalo Met Life Player of Month for March 1989 and January 1990. ... Finished
seventh in voting for 1989-90 Norris Trophy. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season
with pulled muscle in rib cage, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Nov. 26,
1990, game at N.Y. Rangers. ... Missed parts of 1991-92 season with groin
injury, suffered during Buffalo's Nov. 22, 1991, game vs. Chicago,
re-aggravated during Buffalo's Jan. 31, 1992, game vs. Montreal, and
re-aggravated again during Buffalo's March 8, 1992, game vs. N.Y. Islanders.
... Missed part of 1991-92 season with leg injury suffered during Buffalo's
April 12, 1992, game vs. Montreal. ... Missed start of 1992-93 season while
recovering from shoulder surgery performed on Aug. 8, 1992. ... Missed parts
of 1992-93 season with strained groin, an injury suffered during Buffalo's
Nov. 7, 1992, game at Los Angeles, with bruised hand, an injury suffered
during Buffalo's Nov. 18, 1992, game at New Jersey, and with sprained knee, an
injury suffered during Buffalo's Jan. 29, 1993, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. ...
Missed part of 1993-94 season with broken toe, an injury suffered during
Pittsburgh's Nov. 11, 1993, game at Chicago. ... Paired on defense with Larry
Murphy for Detroit in 1995. ... Missed parts of 1995 season
with groin injury, suffered during Detroit's Jan. 24, 1995, game vs.
Vancouver, and with strained left hip flexor, an injury suffered during
Detroit's March 6, 1995, game at Vancouver. ... Missed parts of 1995-96 season
with groin injury, suffered during Detroit's Nov. 17, 1995, game at Edmonton,
with broken left foot, an injury suffered during Detroit's Jan. 12, 1996, game
vs. Los Angeles, and with bruised knee, an injury suffered during Detroit's
April 10, 1996, game vs. Winnipeg. ... Retired for the first time in August
1996, but never signed his official retirement papers, enabling him to come
back at any time. ...
Came out of retirement in February 1997 to play two games for Detroit in March
1997, but felt his play wasn't up to standards and retired again. ... Coached by Scotty Bowman in
Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Detroit. ... Quit as Buffalo Sabres assistant coach
following 1999-00 season so he could move back to Minnesota and spend time
with his family.
|Post-Draft Teams: Team USA|
NHL-USSR Rendez-vous Series: 1987
Canada Cup: 1984 (fourth place),
1987 (fifth place)
World Championships: 1982
AWARDS AND HONORS
United States Hockey Hall of
Fame: Inducted in 2001 as individual and again in 2003 as member of 1980
U.S. Olympic hockey team
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1983
as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame: Inducted 1998
Sports Illustrated Sportsman
of Year: 1980 (as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team)
Miscellaneous: Was 14th member of
1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" team to be drafted by an NHL team. ...
Shared home with Lindy Ruff during his first five seasons in Buffalo. ...
Opened sporting goods store called "Gold Medal Sports" in Chanhassen, Minn., during his playing days.
.... Returned to Minnesota and ran his sporting goods store and played senior
league hockey following his first retirement in 1996 until he was brought back
to NHL in February 1997. ... Named one of the 50 greatest players in
University of Minnesota hockey history as part of "Legends on Ice" tribute in
Full name is Michael Allan Ramsey.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Buffalo traded Ramsey to Pittsburgh in
exchange for Bob Errey on March 22, 1993.||
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