16 Mike Atkinson
16 Mike Atkinson
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
Previous College: University of Vermont (Hockey East)
Position: FORWARD

As a Junior in 2008-09:



Totaled career-highs in assists (12) and points (16) while also chipping in withi four goals...Had six points in five ECAC Hockey Tournament games on two goals and four assists...Had one assist in a 4-0 win over Connecticut on 11/1...Had one assist against RPI on 11/15...Picked up an assist against Dartmouth in a 6-0 win on 1/3...Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 tie against RPI on 1/9...Had one assist in the Bobcats' 8-5 loss to Robert Morris on 1/24...Had a short­handed goal while assisting on another in the Bobcats' 5-1 win over Brown on 1/30...Had an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss to Cornell on 2/6...Had an assist in Quinnipiac's 3-3 tie with Yale on 2/20...Had a goal and two assists to help Quinnipiac to a win in their ECAC Hockey First Round match-up with Cornell...Had two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 2 of the series on 3/7...Scored in the Bobcats 4-3 series-clinching overtime victory on 3/8...Had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats' 5-3 loss to St. Lawrence in Game 1 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals...Also had one assist in Game 2.

As a Sophomore in 2007–08:

Played in 26 games for the Bobcats last season...Totaled 13 points (five goals, eight assists)...Scored his first goal of the season against Colgate in a 1-1 tie...Scored on a penalty shot against Cornell on 11/3...Had one assist against St. Lawrence on 11/10...Had a goal and an assist in Quinnipiac’s first game against Robert Morris on 12/7 in a 4-2 win...Had two assists in the second game against RMU in a 5-1 win on 12/8...Had one assist against Holy Cross on 1/19...Had an assist against Niagara on 1/26...Had one assist against RPI on 2/1...Scored the game-winner in a 3-0 win over Brown on 2/10...Had one goal against Cornell on 2/22...Added an assist against St. Lawrence on 2/29.


As a Freshman in 2006–07:

An energetic presence during the second half of the season...Sat out the fall semester due to NCAA transfer rules...Played in 23 games...One of the team’s top penalty killers...Made his Quinnipiac debut on 1/4 for the game against RIT...Scored his first point in a Quinnipiac uniform

with an assist in the game against Princeton on 1/9...Netted two goals in the win at Yale on 1/12, his first markers as a Bobcat...Scored a short-handed goal in the game with Dartmouth on 2/9... Netted one goal and assisted on another in the win over AIC on 2/13.


As a Redshirt in 2005–06:

Started the academic year at the University of Vermont before transferring to Quinnipiac... Practiced with the team during the spring semester, but couldn’t play due to NCAA transfer rules.


Before Quinnipiac:

Played at The Salisbury School for four years...Two-year team captain...Two-time Team Most Valuable Player...All-New England selection...Helped Salisbury to four appearances in the New England Playoffs, including a semifinal round appearance in 2005...Part of the 2005 Flood-Marr Championship squad...2005 Flood- Marr MVP... Also played varsity soccer and lacrosse for three years...Part of two New England Championship lacrosse squads...Holds the school record for groundballs in a season.



Born in Sparta, N.J....Son of Robin and Mike Atkinson...Has two younger siblings...Brother, Chris, plays hockey at the University of Vermont...Plans to major in English.