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10th Anniversary Profile: Mike Dunham

Wednesday, 01.2.2008 / 3:43 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary Profile: Mike Dunham
Upon arriving via the Expansion Draft in the summer of 1998, Mike Dunham took Nashville by storm, embracing the southern lifestyle and in becoming the first face of the franchise – showing up on billboards everywhere and hanging with music celebrities around town.

On the ice, the Johnson City, N.Y., native did not disappoint either. In four-plus seasons with the Preds, Dunham played 217 games, accumulating 81 victories. Arguably the best season of his career came in a Nashville uniform during the 2000-01 campaign when he posted a 21-21-4 record, a 2.28 goals-against average and .923 save percentage – the second-best mark in the National Hockey League.

Dunham also put together what still stands as the franchise’s top goaltending effort to this day just five games into the inaugural season, when he stopped 52 shots against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Oct. 21, 1998. Perhaps most impressive that night was that Dunham kept the young Predators in the game, despite the feeling that the visitors from Nashville spent most of the tilt skating uphill.  Detroit took a one-goal lead into the third period despite having outshot Nashville 40-7 through two periods, and the Predators tied the game at 1-1 only 1:04 into the third period.

Dunham left the Music City midway through the 2002-03 season for the New York Rangers, where he spent two seasons, before playing in Atlanta in 2005-06 and winding down his career with the New York Islanders last season. Upon retiring, Dunham stayed on Long Island, and now serves as the Isles Goaltending Coach.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33