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Brendan Mikkelson | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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The Toronto Maple Leafs trimmed their training camp roster by 13 on Thursday.
David Broll, Connor Brown, Jamie Devane, Greg McKegg, Carson McMillan, Brad Ross, Brady Vail, Erik Knodel, Andrew MacWilliam, Brendan Mikkelson, Tom Nilsson, Christopher Gibson and Calvin Heeter have been sent to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. None of these cuts are very surprising. Mikkelson has 131 games of NHL experience but hasn’t played in the league since 2012-2013. Sep 25 - 4:41 PM
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Brendan Mikkelson will attend Toronto's training camp on a professional tryout.

He played with Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, last season. Mikkelson produced eight goals, 38 points and 62 penalty minutes in 73 games.
Sep 11 - 5:57 PM

With all the injuries on the Pittsburgh blueline, it does not bode well for Brendan Mikkelson that he has not been recalled.

Mikkelson has played 131 NHL games but with five injuries or suspensions on the Pittsburgh blueline, it does seem surprising that Mikkelson was not called upon. "I feel like I can play any style you want to play," Mikkelson said. "I have the size to play a rough-and-tumble game. I can play in my own end, and I can play in the offensive zone." Mikkelson has three goals and 18 points in the AHL including a league leading 11 power play assists.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 07:53:00 AM

Brendan Mikkelson has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mikkelson became an unrestricted free agent after the Tampa Bay Lightning declined to give him a qualifying offer. He'll earn $550,000 if he spends the season in the NHL.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson will not receive a qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Mikkelson had an assist and six penalty minutes in just four games last season. He'll probably end up landing a two-way deal with another team after he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson was placed on waivers by the Lightning on Sunday.

If he clears then he'll be sent to the minors. Mikkelson has skated in four games with Tampa this season, where he has generated one assist and six penalty minutes.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Brendan Mikkelson has been summoned from the minors by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He suited up for AHL Syracuse in seven games during his conditioning stint. With the Bolts this season, he has accounted for one assist, two hits and three blocked shots in two appearances.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson was demoted to Syracuse of the AHL on Friday.

This is more of a conditioning stint than anything else and Mikkelson will likely be back in Tampa within two weeks. That said, he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson (upper body) has been given the green light to return to the Lightning's lineup.

Mikkelson has an assist in one game with the Lightning this season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson seems to be feeling better after crashing into the boards at practice on Thursday.

Although he is sore, Mikkelson does not appear to have a concussion, which is good news. That said, he is a depth defenseman and has no fantasy value.
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson was sent for tests Thursday after crashing into the boards during a practice drill.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Mikkelson appeared to hit the back of his head and took several minutes to get up after the incident. He skated off slowly under his own power, but the team is listing him as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Mikkelson has dressed in just one game this season.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Brendan Mikkelson suited up for the first time this season on Tuesday night.

He logged 14:09 of ice time and contributed an assist in Tampa's 4-1 win in Carolina. The Lightning have eight defensemen on their roster, so coach Guy Boucher has been juggling his combinations to keep his players fresh. Brian Lee and Marc-Andre Bergeron were the odd-men out against the Hurricanes.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Brendan Mikkelson said over Twitter that will be flying back to Tampa on Tuesday.

During the lockout, he has played in 17 games with Vasteras in Sweden's second division where he has collected seven points and 20 penalty minutes. Mikkelson shouldn't be on fantasy radar though.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson earn a pair of helpers in a 5-4 win for Vasteras against Almtuna on Thursday.

St. Louis' Patrik Berglund and Calgary's Mikeal Backlund scored for Vasteras in the contest to help their lockout emerge with a victory.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 07:59:00 PM

Brendan Mikkelson was reportedly recruited to play for Vasteras by Mikeal Backlund of the Calgary Flames.

The two of them were a part of the Flames' system. "I have very good references about him, especially (Backlund)," Vasteras GM Niklas Johansson said. "His reference was the deciding factor." Mikkelson will play for the second division Swedish club for the duration of the lockout.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 11:50:00 AM

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