Michael Swift

Michael Swift

Canadian and South Korean professional ice hockey player
Date of Birth: 26.03.1987
Country: Canada

  1. Biography of Michael Swift
  2. Early Career
  3. Professional Career
  4. Asian League and International Career

Biography of Michael Swift

Michael Swift is a Canadian and South Korean professional ice hockey player. He was born in 1987 in Peterborough, Canada. He started his hockey career playing for the Peterborough Petes.

Early Career

In the 2003/04 season, Swift made his debut in the Ontario Hockey League for the Mississauga IceDogs. He played for the team for four seasons, becoming the captain in the 2006/07 season. He also played several games in the Canadian Hockey League for the Laredo Bucks in the 2007/08 season before returning to the renamed Niagara IceDogs.

Professional Career

On April 19, 2008, Swift signed a rookie contract with the New Jersey Devils. He made his debut in the American Hockey League for the Lowell Devils in the 2008/09 season. He scored 12 goals and provided 15 assists in 52 games. In the 2009/10 season, Swift continued to play in the AHL, recording 24 goals and 31 assists in 76 regular season games. He also played in four playoff games, contributing with one assist.

In 2010, the Lowell Devils relocated to Albany, and Swift played 48 games for the team, scoring 16 goals and providing 12 assists. He then moved to the Worcester Sharks, where he played 18 games and recorded one goal and six assists.

Asian League and International Career

On August 4, 2011, Swift signed a contract with the Asian League team High1. In the 2011/12 season, he played 36 games, scoring 44 goals and providing 46 assists. In the 2012/13 season, Swift scored 39 goals and provided 58 assists in 40 games. He served as the team's vice-captain during the 2013/14 season, scoring 37 goals and providing 30 assists in 41 regular season games. He also contributed two assists in three playoff games.

On January 21, Swift became a citizen of South Korea and decided to play for the South Korean national team. In the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division I, he played five games and earned three points. In the 2014/15 season, Swift played 48 games for High1, scoring 34 goals and providing 46 assists in the regular season. In the playoffs, he earned five points in six games. For the South Korean national team, he scored five goals and had four assists in the World Championship.

In the following season, Swift scored 31 goals and provided 39 assists in 48 games for High1. He also played five games in the World Championship Division I, becoming the tournament's top scorer with five goals.