|Born||October 18, 1951|
Calumet, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|Played for|| WHA |
Minnesota Fighting Saints
New England/Hartford Whalers
Minnesota North Stars
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft|| 113th overall, 1971 |
Minnesota North Stars
Michael Joseph John "Antone" Antonovich (born October 18, 1951) is a former American professional hockey player, and coach. He was selected in the ninth round of the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, 113th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars. He is currently a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Antonovich played high school hockey for Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minnesota, where he led Greenway to 3 straight Minnesota State High School Hockey Tourney trips, winning the State Championships in 1968 and 1969.
After High School, Antonovich spent three seasons playing for the University of Minnesota, where he was tutored by coaches Glen Sonmor and Herb Brooks. Despite being drafted by the North Stars, when Antonovich turned professional he joined the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.
Antonovich played most of his professional career in the WHA, with the Fighting Saints, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers. He also appeared in NHL games with the North Stars, Hartford Whalers and New Jersey Devils, in addition to minor league games in the AHL and CHL. While playing professionally Antonovich also represented the United States at the 1976, 1977 and 1982 Ice Hockey World Championships.
Antonovich spent three seasons as an assistant coach in the International Hockey League, coaching the Minnesota Moose and Quad City Mallards. He joined the amateur scouting staff of the St. Louis Blues in 1997, a position he still holds.
In November 2008, Antonovich defeated incumbent John Sloan, and became the mayor of Coleraine, Minnesota. He has stated that he has no political motivations beyond his current position.
|1970-71||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||0||0||0||0||0||–||–||–||–||–|
|1972-73||Minnesota Fighting Saints||WHA||75||20||19||39||46||6||3||0||3||0|
|1973-74||Minnesota Fighting Saints||WHA||68||21||29||50||4||11||1||4||5||4|
|1974-75||Minnesota Fighting Saints||WHA||67||24||26||50||20||12||1||4||5||2|
|1975-76||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||12||0||2||2||8||–||–||–||–||–|
|1975-76||Minnesota Fighting Saints||WHA||57||25||21||46||18||–||–||–||–||–|
|1976-77||New England Whalers||WHA||26||12||9||21||10||5||2||2||4||4|
|1976-77||Minnesota Fighting Saints||WHA||42||27||21||48||28||–||–||–||–||–|
|1977-78||New England Whalers||WHA||75||32||35||67||32||14||10||7||17||4|
|1978-79||New England Whalers||WHA||69||20||27||47||35||10||5||3||8||14|
|1981-82||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||–||–||–||–||–|
|1981-82||Nashville South Stars||CHL||80||29||77||106||76||3||0||1||1||2|
|1982-83||New Jersey Devils||NHL||30||7||7||14||11||–||–||–||–||–|
|1983-84||New Jersey Devils||NHL||38||3||5||8||16||–||–||–||–||–|
|1992-93||Minnesota Iron Rangers||AHA||2||0||2||2||2||–||–||–||–||–|
|1995-96||Quad City Mallards||CoHL||2||0||1||1||4||–||–||–||–||–|
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