2009 Professional Award

Michael Dark

Born: September 17, 1963
Sarnia, Ontario

Sport: Hockey

Michael Dark attended St. Clair High School from 1979-81 and participated in football, basketball and track & field and he also participated in SMAA sports. He was a member of the Pt. Edward Pacers Jr. B Lacrosse Team from 1979-84 where they were Founders Cup Champions in 1979, 1983 and 1984. In 1983, he was named Playoff & Founders Cup MVP. 


Michael was a member of the 1981-82 Western Jr. B League and Playoff Champion Sarnia Bees, who were finalists in the Ontario Hockey Association. Michael was named as a second team League All-Star in that season and was drafted by the Montréal Canadiens in 1982. He would first travel to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on a hockey scholarship where he was a part of the East Coast Athletic Conference Champion RPI Engineers in 1984 & 1985 as well as the NCAA National Champions in 1985.


Michael began his NHL career in St. Louis after being traded from Montreal and played 43 games for the Blues over two seasons, scoring 5 goals and 6 assists. Michael was traded to the Calgary Flames and spent the 1988-89 season in their minor league system before heading to Britain for his final season as a professional hockey player with the Peterborough Pirates.

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