Michael Francis Dunham
Goalie
Left-Handed Catcher
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 6.1.72 Johnson City, New York
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Claimed by the Nashville Predators in the Expansion Draft, 6.26.98
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
T
OTL
GA
SA
SV
SO
GAA
SV %
1996-97
NJ
26
16
1013
8
7
1
N/A
43
456
413
2
2.55
.906
1997-98
NJ
15
12
773
5
5
3
N/A
29
332
303
1
2.25
.913
Franchise
Career Totals
 
41
28
1786
13
12
4
N/A
72
788
716
3
2.42
.909
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Between the Olympics and the Maine Black Bears, Dunham had played a lot of high-level goal before becoming a pro
in 1994. And excelled.

It was more of the same in his 2-plus years in Albany, having also won a Calder Cup in 1995. He would finally crack
the Devils roster for the 96-97 season.

And a good time to do so, too. Because he met the prerequisite 25 game minimum, he shared the Jennings Trophy with
Martin Brodeur that year.

At this stage, though, it was clear that Brodeur's spot was solid, so that left Dunham expendable. So it was a good thing
for him to be claimed by the Predators in the Expansion Draft.

He had a good 5 years for the Preds. With the emergence of Tomas Vokoun and the retirement of Mike Richter, he
would be traded to the Rangers in December 2002 to hold down the fort there.

He would play less than a year each with Atlanta and the Islanders before retiring prior to the start of the 07-08 season.
That day, he became the Isles' goaltending coach as well.
Entry Draft: 1990 Third Round Pick (53rd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
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