March 26, 1987|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Daemyung Killer Whales|
|National team||South Korea|
Michael Swift (born March 26, 1987) is a Canadian-born South Korean professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Daemyung Killer Whales in the Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH). He was a member of Korea's 2018 Winter Olympics team.
On April 19, 2008, he was signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils. During the 2010–11 season, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Patrick Davis in exchange for Steven Zalewski and Jay Leach. He finished the season with the Sharks AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.
On August 4, 2011, Swift unconventionally signed in the Asian League with High1. During the 2011–12 season, he was named as the Leagues MVP after scoring 90 points in just 36 games.
As of 2015–16 season, he's the team's all-time leader, with most Goals scored, most Assists and Points accumulated.
- Team all-time leader for Most Goals
- Team all-time leader for Most Assists
- Team all-time leader for Most Points
- First player in team history to score 100 Goals
- First player in team history to record 100 Assists and 100 Goals
- First player in team history to record 200 Points
- First player in team history to record 200 Assists and 150 Goals
- First player in team history to record 300 Points
- First player in team history to record 400 Points
Asia League Ice Hockey
- Fastest player in Asia league history to reach 100 Goals scored(90 games)
- Highest points per game ratio during career, with 2.34(as of 13/14)
Awards and honours
|Ontario Hockey League|
|Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy||2008|||
- Asia League Best Plus/Minus (+52)
- Asia League Most Assists (46)
- Asia League Most Goals (44)
- Asia League Most Points (90)
- Asia League Regular Season MVP
- Asia League Most Assists (58)
- Asia League Most Goals (39)
- Asia League Most Points (97)
- Asia League Most Goals (37)
- Asia League Most Points (67)
- Asia League Most Points (80)
- Asia League Most Points (70)
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- "Canadian talent bolsters hopes for Korea's men's Olympic hockey team – CBC News".
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 337. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- "Sharks, Devils deal minor-leaguers". Boston Globe. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "Eliteprospects.com – All-Time Stats and Leaders from Asia League". www.eliteprospects.com.
- "Michael Swift player profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
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