Mike Vernace (D)
2011-12: Netted his first Whale goal 3/25 @ Bridgeport…Registered an assist on Whale’s only goal of game in Whale debut 2/28 vs. Worcester (2-1 shootout victory)…Was +1 in San Antonio debut 12/3 vs. Oklahoma City (2-1 win)…Posted three assists for Norfolk vs. Syracuse 10/29 (6-2 victory)…Scored both Norfolk goals in 3-2 shootout loss vs. Binghamton 10/22 (Second Star)…2010-11: Finished regular season third among Norfolk defensemen in goals (7) and second among blueliners in assists (21)…Registered his first career NHL point with an assist for Tampa Bay 2/15 vs. Philadelphia…Played in Tampa Bay's season opener 10/9 vs. Atlanta…2008-09: Made NHL debut with Colorado 3/17 @ Minnesota…2007-08: Led Lake Erie defensemen in points (29) and assists (26)…2005-06: Tied for Brampton (OHL) team playoff assist lead among defensemen (5), and ranked second among team defensemen in playoff points (6)…Led Brampton blueliners in regular-season goals (10), assists (62) and points (72), and ranked second overall on the team, and second among OHL defensemen, in points…2004-05: Earned OHL All-Rookie honors…Led Brampton defensemen in points (50 in 68 GP), goals (12) and assists (38)…Finished fourth among OHL blueliners, and tied for third among OHL rookies, in points…Transactions: Acquired by NY Rangers from Florida, along with a 2013 third-round draft pick, in exchange for Wojtek Wolski, 2/25/12...Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay, along with James Wright, for Evan Oberg and Mike Kostka, 12/2/11…Signed as free agent by Tampa Bay 7/29/10…Acquired by San Jose from Atlanta, along with Brett Sterling and a 2010 7th-rd. pick, in exchange for future considerations, 6/23/10…Signed as free agent with Atlanta 7/30/09…Rights traded by San Jose to Colorado for a 2007 6th-rd. pick 6/1/06…Drafted: 7th rd. (201st ov.) by San Jose 2004.