Podcast #30 - Mike Rogers, Three-Time 100 Point Scorer with the Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers
Episode 30 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast Features “Mighty” Mike Rogers, the speedy and skilled centerman, who was one of the most productive centers in hockey during the 1970s and 80s.
Mike was the WHA rookie of the Year in 1975 with the Edmonton Oilers, but was soon traded to the New England Whalers, where solidified himself as consistent 70-80 point scorer.
But, when the Whalers joined the NHL in 1979-80, Rogers really took off scoring 105 points and recording a plus 28 plus/minus rating. The “Stash-Bash and Dash” line with Rogers flanked by Blaine Stoughton and Pat Boutette would become one of the NHL’s most prolific trios.
Mike was named Whalers captain and appeared in the NHL All Star game as he hit the 100 point level again in 1980-81. However, prior to the 1981-82 season Rogers was dealt to the New York Rangers, where he didn’t miss a beat scoring 103 points for the Blueshirts.
Mike scored 347 goals and 886 points in the big leagues and went on to a great career as a color commentator for the Calgary Flames. He was recently inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
Always personable, Mike is a great interview and you’ll enjoy his humorous stories about his days in the WHA and NHL
Now … Let’s talk Classic hockey with Mike Rogers!
Pro Hockey Alumni