|Michael W. Commodore
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 228 pounds
Born: 11.9.79 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Anaheim Ducks with Petr Sykora, J.F. Damphousse, and Igor Pohanka
for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky, and Maxim Balmochnykh, 7.6.02
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Commodore split time between New Jersey and Albany after he left North Dakota after his junior year.
Originally, he was known as a solid defensive player with a lot of size. He would see time in New Jersey when an injury
came about, that's how deep the Devils were on the backline at that time.
The trade to Anaheim didn't see him play for the Ducks. Rather, he would be traded to the Flames in the Rob
Niedermayer deal, and that's where he would ultimately come into the NHL to stay after becoming a regular in their
lineup late in the 2004 season, in time for their run to the Cup finals. It was also there that he became known for his hair.
Think of Carrot Top without the annoying voice and weird props.
The trade to the Carolina Hurricanes saw more of the same in regards to returning to the finals, this time winning the
Cup. But while with the Canes, he decided to cut his hair. He did so for charity; the money he raised helped the Jimmy
V Foundation, an organization named after the late Jim Valvano that is active in raising money for cancer research.
The moving would continue, though, as at the trade deadline in 08, he was moved to the Ottawa Senators, but that
summer, signed as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets, then later moved on to Detroit and Tampa Bay.
After playing the 12-13 season in the AHL, he signed with Admiral Vladivostok in the KHL. That would be his last
season of record.
These days, I'm not sure what he's doing... other than camping out on Twitter, ripping apart Mike Babcock at will and
telling the recently traded to "#packyourshit." (Although I did read about his experiences as an Uber driver for a short
|Entry Draft: 1999 Second Round Pick (42nd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils