|Assets:||A good overall package featuring size, dedication and grit, he is a versatile team player. Can play both wing and center. Is at his best when working the corners. Can also instigate and drop the gloves.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't skate well enough to be used as a top-six forward at the highest level. Needs more work without the puck and when in the defensive zone. Hasn't developed his scoring output, as expected.|
|Career Potential:||Journeyman depth forward.|
|9/27/2015||Placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning for the purpose of being assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|6/29/2015||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year contract.|
|10/27/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|10/25/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|10/24/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|10/21/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|9/27/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year contract.|
|4/21/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|4/12/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|4/11/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|11/03/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/21/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/26/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|6/28/2013||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year two-way contract.|
|3/22/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/19/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/15/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/01/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/26/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/23/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/17/2012||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Montreal Canadiens did not tender a qualifying offer|
|3/16/2012||Missed 20 games (lower body injury).|
|2/05/2012||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/04/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/14/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|11/12/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/23/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/07/2011||Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|6/29/2011||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|11/23/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/20/2010||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|11/13/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/12/2010||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|8/10/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|3/03/2010||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/12/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/06/2010||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/01/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|11/13/2009||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/05/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/21/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-way contract.|
|4/13/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/10/2009||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|9/29/2008||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/27/2007||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/26/2007||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/22/2007||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|11/20/2006||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|10/23/2006||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|10/01/2006||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|5/24/2006||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|3/24/2006||Signed by the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|9/19/2005||Returned to his junior team (Erie-OHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|7/07/2011||Montreal Canadiens traded Ryan Russell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Mike Blunden.|
|1/10/2009||Columbus Blue Jackets traded Adam Pineault to the Chicago Blackhawks for Mike Blunden.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round (43rd overall) in 2005.|
Tampa Bay signs Michael Blunden | 07/01/2014 3:53 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactBlunden had 37 points and 79 penalty minutes in 68 AHL games last season. He also played in seven contests with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14 and didn't record a point. At the age of 27, he should be regarded primarily as an organizational depth forward.
Montreal summons Michael Blunden | 04/11/2014 5:42 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has been promoted by the Montreal Canadiens.
ImpactBlunden has 36 points and 79 penalty minutes in 66 AHL contests. The 27-year-old forward has no fantasy value.
Montreal sends Michael Blunden to the minors | 11/03/2013 1:37 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens sent Michael Blunden to the AHL on the Sunday.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactMax Pacioretty's return to the Habs lineup paved his way to the minors. The winger doesn't have fantasy value so this is just an FYI.
Blunden healthy scratch Saturday v Avs | 11/03/2013 10:19 AM
NewsMichael Blunden was a healthy scratch Saturday night in Colorado.
ImpactHe sat in the press box to allow Max Pacioretty to return to the lineup after missing eight games with a hamstring injury. Blunden really has no fantasy value.
Montreal has summoned Michael Blunden | 10/21/2013 1:46 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has been called up by the Montreal Canadiens.
ImpactBlunden has two goals and three points in three AHL games. He has eight points and 100 penalty minutes in 95 career NHL contests.
Canadiens demote 8 players to AHL | 09/26/2013 1:34 PM
NewsMichael Blunden was among Montreal's roster cuts Thursday.
ImpactThe Canadiens also assigned forwards Martin St-Pierre, Christian Thomas, Nick Tarnasky and Patrick Holland as well as defensemen Magnus Nygren, Darren Dietz and Greg Pateryn to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.
Habs re-sign Michael Blunden | 06/28/2013 12:23 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
ImpactBlunden has eight points and 100 penalty minutes in 95 career NHL games. He's not expected to ever have much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues.
Michael Blunden to make playoff debut Thurs. | 05/09/2013 11:16 AM
NewsMichael Blunden will make his NHL playoff debut Thursday night.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactHe skated in five games with the Canadiens during the regular season. Blunden probably won't see much ice time in Game 5.
Canadiens recall Michael Blunden | 03/22/2013 2:35 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has been called by Montreal.
ImpactRyan White is sidelined with a lower-body injury, so Blunden will probably play Saturday night against Buffalo in his place.
Michael Blunden heads to the minors | 02/01/2013 2:54 PM
NewsMichael Blunden has been sent down to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBlunden hasn't played in an NHL game this season. He has 14 points and 64 penalty minutes in 37 AHL contests.
Habs send Michael Blunden to minors | 01/24/2013 11:21 AM
NewsMichael Blunden was assigned to the minors on Wednesday.
ImpactHe made the Canadiens roster out of training camp as an extra forward and he didn't play in either of the team's first two games.
|Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Assists||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Points||4||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
|Penalty Minutes||59||2009-10 (CBJ)|
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