|Assets:||Shoots the puck with aplomb, has excellent offensive skills and a nose for the net. Plays with intelligence and is usually in the right place at the right time. Can play all three forward positions as required.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size and strength for the National Hockey League game. Could stand to play a more consistent brand of hockey without the puck. Injuries are becoming an issue more and more.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy and versatile scoring forward.|
|AHL||Willie Marshall Award||2004-05|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2004-05|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2001-02, 2000-01|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2001-02|
|NCAA||West Second All-American Team||2000-01|
|OPJHL||Rookie of the Year||1997-98|
|10/21/2013||Missed 7 games (hand injury).|
|9/30/2013||Hand injury, injured reserve.|
|2/13/2013||Missed 3 games (hip flexor).|
|2/11/2013||Hip flexor, injured reserve.|
|2/07/2013||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|3/24/2012||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|3/06/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/12/2012||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|11/16/2011||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|11/14/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/12/2011||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|11/10/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/20/2011||Missed 3 games (left leg injury).|
|10/09/2011||Left leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/20/2011||Missed 12 games (separated left shoulder).|
|1/20/2011||Separated left shoulder, injured reserve.|
|1/15/2011||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|10/04/2010||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|3/24/2010||Missed 17 games (right MCL).|
|2/01/2010||Right MCL, late March.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a five-year contract.|
|11/13/2008||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|6/20/2008||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|2/16/2008||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|2/05/2008||Missed 17 games (rib injury).|
|12/26/2007||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|12/01/2007||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|8/07/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|6/26/2007||Los Angeles Kings extended qualifying offer.|
|2/08/2007||Missed 1 game (muscle strain).|
|2/06/2007||Muscle strain, day-to-day.|
|7/26/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|8/10/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|3/09/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/20/2004||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/03/2004||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|11/17/2003||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|11/07/2003||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/30/2003||Missed 8 games (sprained left knee).|
|9/22/2003||Sprained left knee, early November.|
|4/06/2003||Missed the last 31 games of the regular season (post concussion).|
|2/17/2003||Post concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/03/2003||Post concussion, mid-February.|
|1/30/2003||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|1/27/2003||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/22/2003||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/17/2003||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/09/2003||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|11/07/2002||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/30/2002||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|7/25/2002||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a multi-year contract.|
|1/12/2012||Montreal Canadiens traded Michael Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 to the Calgary Flames for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a second-round draft pick in 2013.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|6/20/2008||Los Angeles Kings traded Mike Cammalleri to the Calgary Flames for a 1st round selection in 2008 (17th overall) . The Kings then sent that 1st round selection in 2008 (17th overall) plus their own 1st round selection in 2008 (28th overall) to the Anaheim Ducks for their 1st round selection in 2008 (12th overall).|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2nd round (49th overall) in 2001.|
Cammalleri nets 10th goal in Flames win | 12/01/2013 12:58 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri netted a goal for Calgary as it took down Los Angeles 2-1 on Saturday night.
ImpactHis 10th goal of the season ended a four-game pointless streak. Cammalleri, now a minus-10, isn't likely to be an asset in the plus/minus department, but he does have a decent shot of getting close to 30 goals this season, even on a team devoid of top playmakers. Blair Jones scored the other goal. Paul Byron, TJ Brodie, Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak notched the assists. Ladislav Smid had 15 penalty minutes.
Michael Cammalleri totals 2 points in win | 11/18/2013 11:25 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal and added an assist for the Flames in Monday's 5-4 shootout victory over Winnipeg.
ImpactDespite toiling away for the nondescript Flames, Cammalleri has registered 13 points in 14 contests this year. Jiri Hudler, T.J. Brodie and Lance Bouma all registered goals for Calgary in the shootout win.
Michael Cammalleri stays hot Tuesday | 11/13/2013 9:11 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss Tuesday.
ImpactCammalleri has now scored at least a goal in three straight games and has also found the back of the net in four of his last five contests. He has eight goals and 11 points in 11 games.
Cammalleri takes a lesson from golfers | 11/12/2013 9:20 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri drew on some golfer wisdom when talking about how best to handle the Calgary Flames' recent power-play struggles.
ImpactThe Flames have come up empty in their last 30 power-play opportunities. "I learned by listening to the golfers," Cammalleri said. "They say the best putters in the world never worry about whether the ball goes in the hole or not. They just worry about making a good stroke. That's all they can control. If the ball goes in the hole, great. If it doesn't, it doesn't." In other words, as long as Cammalleri's doing what he's supposed to be doing, he shouldn't let the Flames' cold streak get to him. You often hear about players compounding struggles by trying to do too much. At the same time, Calgary is now in the bottom third of the league with the man advantage.
Michael Cammalleri scores in loss to Blues | 11/08/2013 12:19 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal for the Flames in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis Thursday night.
ImpactCammalleri has very quietly amassed five goals and three assists in nine contests this year and with the Flames' high flying ways he could find himself in a lot of high-scoring affairs. Tim Jackman also potted his first goal of the season in the losing effort.
Cammalleri finds the back of the net Sunday | 11/04/2013 8:43 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 win on Sunday.
ImpactCammalleri now has four goals and seven points in seven games. Calgary has been a pleasant surprise this season and the same can be said for Cammalleri. He might end up flirting with the 60-point mark if he stays healthy for the remainder of the season.
Michael Cammalleri said he's feeling good | 11/03/2013 9:57 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is healthy, happy and productive with six points in six games with injury issues behind him.
Impact"The culture that the coaching staff is building here is - no matter if you're injured or you're playing - you're working really, really hard. In fact, when you're injured, you're probably working twice as hard," Cammalleri told QMI.
Cammalleri's 3 points lead Flames to win | 10/27/2013 12:58 AM
NewsMike Cammalleri scored twice and added an assist to lead the Flames to a 5-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday night.
ImpactThe 5-foot-9 forward filled the statsheet with two penalty minutes and four shots on goal in addition to the three points. Cammalleri has three goals and five points in four games this year, and he should remain a solid scoring source in fantasy leagues. Kris Russell notched a goal and an assist, while Curtis Glencross and Jiri Hudler were the other players to find the back of the net. Amazingly, Russell and Wideman (two assists) finished a plus-five in the win.
Michael Cammalleri (hand) makes season debut | 10/22/2013 9:20 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri returned from a hand injury on Monday.
ImpactCammalleri missed Calgary's first seven games, but he's already started to make up for lost time. He scored a goal and registered an assist to lead the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The Flames have been surprising good so far this season and the return of Cammalleri can only help.
| 10/22/2013 2:05 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri was activated from the IL on Monday October 21.
Michael Cammalleri practices Sunday | 10/21/2013 7:04 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hand) practiced for the first time since the start of the NHL season on Sunday.
ImpactWhile no date has been announced as to when Cammalleri will return to the Flames lineup, he will be a game-time decision on Monday as he felt great in practice. Cammalleri will move into a spot on the top two lines upon his return so he is worth activating as soon as he plays in deeper leagues as he had 13 goals and 32 points in 44 games last season.
Doctors clear Mike Cammalleri for practices | 10/20/2013 12:04 AM
NewsDoctors have cleared Calgary's Mike Cammalleri to resume practicing with the Flames Sunday in Los Angeles, according to a tweet from Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman.
ImpactCammalleri has been since the start of the NHL season with a hand injury.
No timetables for injured Flames | 10/16/2013 6:25 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hand) still has no timetable for his return.
ImpactThere hasn't been much in the way of updates for Cammalleri, who hasn't played a game yet this season. There aren't timelines in place for David Jones (upper body) and Matt Stajan (leg contusion) either.
Michael Cammalleri doubtful for opener | 09/30/2013 5:15 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hand) is not practicing and is doubtful for the Flames opener Thursday.
ImpactCoach Bob Hartley stated that he was more optimistic a week ago and is unsure if Cammalleri will be able to play this week. It was reported that Cammalleri has a serious hand injury and is having trouble holding his stick. Cammalleri is one of the few established offensive threats with the Flames and since Calgary is in a rebuild, chances are that he is dealt elsewhere at some point of the season, especially considering he is in the final year of his contract. Look for Cammalleri to get 25 goals and 55 points if he does not miss a lot of time this season.
Flames to trade Michael Cammalleri: Columnist | 09/28/2013 9:59 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames "undoubtedly" will trade forward Michael Cammalleri before the NHL's trade deadline, according to Calgary Sun columnist Eric Francis.
Impact"Given his age (31), his salary-cap hit (US$6 million), his contract status (final year) and the long-term rebuild under way in Calgary, Cammalleri will undoubtedly be traded by the swap deadline," Francis wrote. "Such a reality makes it all the more important for the former 30-goal scorer to get off to a start good enough to attract a healthy return on the open market so the Flames can further expedite the re-do. That's what is troublesome about a hand injury suffered in Cammalleri's only pre-season appearance that has shelved him for the remainder of the silly season and puts his status up in the air for opening night."
Michael Cammalleri dealing with hand injury | 09/23/2013 11:32 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri reportedly has a serious hand injury according to Roger Millions of Sportsnet.ca.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactCammalleri is having trouble holding his stick and has not played much during the preseason so his chances of playing opening night is up in the air. Stay tuned.
Mike Cammalleri scores in Flames' loss | 09/14/2013 11:50 PM
NewsMike Cammalleri potted a goal for Calgary at home in its split-squad game against the Oilers.
ImpactDespite two goals in the third, the Flames were unable to pull out with the win, losing 3-2. Cammalleri will likely be one of the team's best point-producers this season, which makes him worth drafting, but the scoring won't come easy with the dearth of talent around him. Emile Poirier scored the other goal.
Cammalleri 'open' to re-signing with Flames | 09/07/2013 2:09 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is "open" to discussing a contract extension with the Calgary Flames.
Impact"Who knows? We'll see," he said. "We'll see what they want to do. Truthfully, I got a lot of respect for (GM) Jay (Feaster) and (assistant GM) John (Weisbrod), I've had an open dialogue with them. Nothing to report, but we'll see what they want to do. I like it there, it's a good place. I'm open (to an extension)." He is set to earn $7 million this season in the final year of his current contract. Cammalleri's deal comes with a $6 million cap hit. Calgary is in the process of rebuilding their team, so there's a chance that Cammalleri could be traded at some point.
GM Feaster wants to trade Cammalleri | 06/28/2013 12:48 PM
NewsCalgary Flames GM Jay Feaster is very interested in trading Michael Cammalleri.
Pro Hockey Talk
Impact"My number is in the directory," Feaster said. "Give me a call." Cammalleri scored 13 goals and 32 points in 44 games, but he comes with a $6 million cap hit for the 2013-14 campaign. If the Flames are willing to retain part of his salary/cap hit or take a bad contract then maybe they can work something out, but beyond that it would be very surprising to any team expressing interest in that contract.
Cammalleri has dental surgery Sunday | 04/29/2013 6:50 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri underwent some dental work on Sunday.
ImpactCammalleri was injured during the lockout when Steve Stamkos took a shot that knocked out his front teeth. Cammalleri has one year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $5.968 million while receiving $7 million so he could be dealt or bought out in the off-season, if the Flames are looking to pare salary.
Mike Cammalleri records 2 points in win | 04/21/2013 9:06 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal and added an assist in Calgary's 4-1 win over the Wild on Sunday.
ImpactWith 32 points in 42 contests Cammalleri has quietly enjoyed a productive season despite the overall struggles experienced by the team surrounding him. Mikael Backlund, Mark Cundari and Jiri Hudler also found the back of the net for the Flames in the victory.
Cammalleri notches two assists | 04/20/2013 7:41 AM
NewsMike Cammallerri notched two assists in Calgary's 3-1 win over the Ducks Friday night.
ImpactCammallerri now has 30 points in 41 games played this season and is a key figure in Calgary's sub-par offence.
Michael Cammalleri playing to win | 04/09/2013 6:25 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is going all out to win despite Calgary fans wanting the first overall pick in the upcoming 2013 Draft.
ImpactThe Flames are battling the Panthers and Colorado for last place overall in the NHL and had a chance to fall to the basement Monday with a loss to the Avs, but they pulled out a 3-1 win to jump into a tie with Florida for 28th overall, three points ahead of Colorado. "You're not going to go out there and shoot on your own goalie," Michael Cammalleri said. "You're going to go out there and play as hard as you can, and you're going to try and win the game. That's our job."
Flames move on without Jarome Iginla | 03/28/2013 8:17 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames will have to adjust to life after the Jarome Iginla trade.
Impact"He's been such a presence on this team, for this city, this organization, for so long," Michael Cammalleri said. "He's such a dominant player. A guy who is in the lineup all the time, not missing any games. It will be different, for sure, without him." With Iginla gone, the Flames will be relying more on Cammalleri. With Iginla a healthy scratch pre-trade, Cammalleri had two goals in Calgary's 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Michael Cammalleri could be Flames go-to guy | 03/28/2013 1:10 AM
NewsWith Jarome Iginla (probably) traded, Michael Cammalleri might be the Calgary Flames biggest go-to guy.
ImpactHe added to that argument on Wednesday, scoring two goals (including the game-winner) to guide the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche. Overall, he has 11 tallies and 13 assists for 24 points in 29 games. Of course, there's always the chance he might get traded, too.
Cammalleri chips in with a goal | 03/10/2013 6:17 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored his ninth goal and 17th point of the season Saturday night with a first period power play marker against L.A.
ImpactCammalleri was drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2001 NHL Draft and notched one of his best seasons (34 goals, 80 points) with L.A. in 2006-7.
Michael Cammalleri has been great this month | 02/27/2013 9:18 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri registered an assist in Calgary's 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota.
ImpactCammalleri has been on fire this month with five goals and 11 points in 10 games. He's still available in most Yahoo! fantasy leagues and is worth taking a chance on if you're in a standard league.
Michael Cammalleri shifts to center | 02/23/2013 10:41 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri shifted from the left wing to center during Friday's practice.
ImpactCammalleri skated on a line with Curtis Glencross and Lee Stempniak. "Whatever we need," Cammalleri said. "For me, it's a matter of whatever coach thinks is the best way to get some wins. If he wants me to play D, I'll play D." Cammalleri has four goals and 11 points in 12 games this season.
Michael Cammalleri scores in win over Stars | 02/17/2013 10:55 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri scored a goal in the Flames' 4-3 comeback win over Dallas on Sunday.
ImpactCammalleri has now recorded points in four straight games, a span during which he has accumulated four goals and five assists. With 11 points in 10 games this season, talk of him slumping seems to have gone away. Steve Begin, Roman Horak and Matt Stajan all scored their first goal of the season in the victory.
Cammalleri stays hot despite Flames' loss | 02/16/2013 1:34 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri chipped in an assist in Calgary's 5-2 loss to St. Louis on Friday night.
ImpactCammalleri now has eight points in his last three games and is one of the very few bright spots in the Flames' offensive attack.
Michael Cammalleri gets a hat trick, 4 points | 02/14/2013 9:41 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri had a hat trick and an assist in Calgary's 7-4 victory Wednesday.
ImpactCammalleri had three assists on Feb. 5 before suffering a hip flexor and certainly didn't slow down despite missing three straight games. After getting a hat trick in his return to Calgary's lineup, Cammalleri now has nine points in eight games this season. Roman Cervenka netted his second goal and registered his third assist in eight games. Jay Bouwmeester, Jiri Hudler, and Curtis Glencross each scored a goal for the Flames. Lee Stempniak, Jarome Iginla, and Alex Tanguay each assisted on two of Calgary's seven goals.
Cammalleri (hip) will return against Dallas | 02/13/2013 3:41 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri will be back in Calgary's lineup Wednesday night from a hip flexor injury.
ImpactHe has missed the past three games and is still looking for his first goal of the 2013 campaign. Cammalleri has five assists and eight shots in seven games.
Michael Cammalleri might be back Wednesday | 02/13/2013 9:38 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hip flexor) had an encouraging practice on Tuesday.
ImpactCammalleri seems optimistic about his chances of returning Wednesday. "I started feeling really good right before I went out," Cammalleri said. "I thought my last two games before I got hurt there were probably my best two. Hopefully, I can pick up where I left off." He has been sidelined for three games due to the ailment.
Michael Cammalleri not ready to go | 02/12/2013 7:43 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hip flexor) is not ready to return.
ImpactIt was thought that Cammalleri would be ready to go on Monday but that was not to be the case. He practiced on Monday but remained on the injured reserve list. "He's getting much better," coach Bob Hartley said. "He skated (Sunday). He's closer. Whenever you see players on the ice, it's always a good sign. We will never put players in a situation where we feel our medical staff wouldn't be good with it." Cammalleri is close to returning but consider him day-to-day for now.
Michael Cammalleri expected back Monday | 02/11/2013 2:15 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is expected back in the Calgary lineup Monday after missing two games with a hip flexor.
ImpactCammalleri has yet to find the back of the net in seven games but does have five assists with two coming on the power play in his last game. Barring an unexpected setback, Cammalleri should be ready to go against the Wild on Monday. Put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Michael Cammalleri (hip) should return Monday | 02/09/2013 7:30 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri (hip) won't play Saturday.
ImpactHe is expected to return Monday from his hip flexor injury though. Cammarelli has no goals and five assists in seven games.
Michael Cammalleri has a hip flexor injury | 02/08/2013 10:12 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri's previously undisclosed injury is a hip flexor problem.
ImpactCammalleri missed Thursday's game as a result. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Michael Cammalleri is questionable Thursday | 02/07/2013 3:35 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is dealing an an undisclosed injury.
ImpactCammalleri missed Wednesday's practice, but was on the ice briefly Thursday. All the same, he's questionable for Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Michael Cammalleri still goalless | 02/04/2013 6:33 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is still without a goal six games into the NHL season.
ImpactThe good news is that he has assists in his last two games but the Flames need some goal scoring and both he and Jarome Iginla are not doing it as both have yet to score. Look for Cammalleri and Iginla to break out soon as the Flames need it with a 1-3-2 record. They sit 30th overall in a 30 team league.
Michael Cammalleri off to slow start | 01/29/2013 7:45 AM
NewsDespite Michael Cammalleri's slow start, coach Bob Hartley is not concerned.
ImpactCammalleri has been held pointless in four games thus far and has only three shots on goal. "I've watched Cammy in so many games - he's a game-breaker," Hartley said Monday. "He's one of those guys that might not get a chance for the first two periods and, suddenly in the third, the score is 2-2 . . . and you want the puck on his stick because he can make the difference." Look for Cammalleri to break out soon and try to have him active when he does. "I sat with him on Saturday morning. I told him, `Just keep working hard. Don't get frustrated. Good things happen. And you do the right things.' I'm expecting big things out of Cammy."
Michael Cammalleri happy to be playing | 01/21/2013 7:53 AM
NewsMichael Cammalleri is happy to be back playing hockey again.
ImpactThe 30-year-old veteran was one of the faces of the Players Association as he took a very active part in the proceedings but is now happy to just be playing. "One of the big things the lockout did - maybe especially for a veteran player - is make you appreciate so much what we do for a living and just how much fun this is on so many different levels," Cammalleri said. "It's somewhat euphoric to be playing again." Cammalleri should get 12-15 goals and 25-30 points this season so draft him accordingly.
Cammalleri isn't bothered by Vegas odds | 01/13/2013 2:27 PM
NewsMichael Cammalleri isn't bothered by the fact that the Calgary Flames are poorly regarded by bookies.
Impact"If that's what the experts want to say, that's fine," Cammalleri said. "We know we're not a favorite, but we like our group. We like our team. Team is the important thing. We play a sport where team play is exemplified more than any other sport. If we can become a good team, those odds change quickly." Any team is obviously capable of defying the odds, especially in a shortened season, but that doesn't mean that most will. Going into the season, Calgary should be regarded as a bubble team in the playoff race at best.
|Goals||2||2 times-last:at Col||last:Nov 8||3|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 18||3|
|Points||3||vs. Wsh||Oct 26||4|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 27||7|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Wsh||Oct 26||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 18||1|
|Power Play Points||2||at LA||Oct 21||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||20 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||20 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||0|
|Shots||7||at Col||Nov 8||6|
|Games||81||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||50||2005-06 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||19||2008-09 (Cgy)|
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