|Assets:||Has ideal National Hockey League size and displays an all-around game from the back end. Also owns a good point shot. Limits his mistakes.|
|Flaws:||Must become a more physical presence, and start using his 6-3, 207-pound frame more, in order to maximize his potential at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Big all-round defenseman with upside.|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|12/19/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a three-year contract.|
|4/29/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/22/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|2/13/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/21/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/11/2013||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/18/2012||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/22/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/09/2009||Signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/17/2009||Returned to his junior team (Calgary-WHL).|
|9/26/2008||Returned to his junior team (Calgary-WHL).|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 3rd round (69th overall) in 2008.|
Michael Stone picks up first assist | 12/01/2013 8:12 AM
NewsMichael Stone picked up his first assist of the season on Saturday.
ImpactThe defenseman has seven goals already this season so it was a huge anomaly that he had yet to pick up an assist. He has been an offensive surprise this season and is worth keeping in the lineup if he continues to score.
Stone scores again | 11/22/2013 3:52 AM
NewsMichael Stone scored a goal in Phoenix's 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.
ImpactNeeding a lift in the second period, the Coyotes got one from red-hot Stone. He took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Chipchura, stepped into a big shot one step inside the red line, whistled the puck through the legs of Andre Benoit and beat Semyon Varlamov to the stick side at 17:10. Stone's goal was his fourth in the past three games and seventh of the season, tying him with Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators for the most among NHL defensemen. Surprising is that Stone has no assists this season, just seven goals. He shooting percentage is stunning 24,1. Martin Hanzal and Antoine Vermette also scored for the Coyotes.
Coyotes' Michael Stone emerging as big scorer | 11/18/2013 9:46 AM
NewsQuietly, Michael Stone of the Phoenix Coyotes is emerging as one of the top goal-scoring defensemen in the NHL.
ImpactAmong NHL defensemen, Stone now ranks tied for second with those six goals. Only Ottawa's Erik Karlsson has scored more (seven). "It's mostly a confidence thing," Stone said when asked to explain his scoring tear this season. "I've been able to be an offensive player mostly at every level I've played at, so I think it's just continuing to build that."
Michael Stone scores sixth of the year | 11/17/2013 8:08 AM
NewsMichael Stone scored his sixth goal of the season and third in his last two games on Saturday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactThe defenseman has yet to get an assist this season but has been a pleasant surprise for his fantasy owners. His goal was on the power play and was his second power play goal in 15 games this season. With four goals in his last five games as well, he is going to be tough to ignore on the waiver wire.
Michael Stone tallies twice in loss to Hawks | 11/14/2013 11:17 PM
NewsDefenseman Michael Stone scored a pair of goals for the Coyotes in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to Chicago.
ImpactThe goals bring Stone's total to five on the season, but in a peculiar turn of events he has yet to record an assist. Shane Doan and Lauri Korpikoski also picked up markers for Phoenix in the loss.
Stone scores in loss | 11/07/2013 4:28 AM
NewsMichael Stone scored a goal in Phoenix's 5-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening.
ImpactIt was Stone's third goal and third point of the season with a plus-3 rating. Veteran forward Shane Doan also scored for the Coyotes in the game.
Michael Stone scores in return to action | 10/27/2013 10:07 AM
NewsMichael Stone potted a goal in his first game back after being a healthy scratch since October 15.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactThe defenseman had missed the previous four games but now has two goals with no assists in six games.
Michael Stone scores his first goal of 13-14 | 10/11/2013 10:51 AM
NewsMichael Stone netted his first goal of the season on Thursday.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactStone was playing in just his second game of the season. He had five goals and nine points in 40 contests in 2013. He's worth keeping an eye on because he does have some offensive upside despite those numbers, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues at this time.
Coyotes confident Michael Stone will progress | 08/26/2013 5:27 PM
NewsThe Phoenix Coyotes expect Michael Stone to continue to grow this season.
Impact"He plays all situations," coach Dave Tippett said. "He's played some power play for us. He's a shot-blocker on the penalty kill. He's a player I really feel will take a step forward this year. We're looking for big things from him. He reminds me of a younger Adrian Aucoin. The way he plays the game, a right-handed shot, smart player who plays well positionally -- just a solid all-around player." In 40 games last season, Stone generated nine points, 89 hits, 64 blocks and a plus-2 rating.
Michael Stone signs a three-year extension | 07/05/2013 1:08 PM
NewsMichael Stone has inked a three-year extension with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactStone had five goals and nine points in 40 games last season. He was a restricted free agent.
Coyotes calls up Michael Stone | 02/22/2013 6:08 PM
NewsThe Phoenix Coyotes have summoned Michael Stone from the minors.
ImpactStone has no points and four penalty minutes in 10 games this season. He does have some offensive upside though, so he is worth keeping an eye on.
Coyotes send Michael Stone to minors | 02/13/2013 2:23 PM
NewsMichael Stone has been reassigned to the minors.
ImpactIn 10 contests with the Coyotes this season, Stone has no points, 17 hits, 12 blocks and 13 shots. He also has a minus-5 rating.
Michael Stone recalled by the Coyotes | 01/21/2013 9:41 PM
NewsThe Phoenix Coyotes have recalled Michael Stone from the minors.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactStone was sent down by the Coyotes on Thursday and has now been recalled to provide depth on the Phoenix blueline. He had three points in 13 games with Phoenix last season in what was his NHL debut. He has little-to-no fantasy value.
Coyotes demote Michael Stone | 01/18/2013 7:30 PM
NewsMichael Stone has been sent to the minors.
ImpactStone has six goals and 22 points in 31 AHL games this season. He had three points in 13 contests with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2011-12.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Nov 25||2|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Dec 6||1|
|Points||2||vs. Col||Nov 25||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Car||Nov 1||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Edm||Oct 15||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||31 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Dec 16||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Edm||Dec 1||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||31 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Dec 16||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||31 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Dec 16||1|
|Shots||4||4 times-last:vs. Col||last:Nov 25||5|
|Penalty Minutes||38||2013-14 (Phx)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2013-14 (Phx)|
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