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Mike Bishai

Born:May 30, 1979Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Edmonton, AlbertaPosition:Centre
Known For:Germany2 (2. Bundesliga) Champion (2013)Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Mike Bishai (born May 30, 1979) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2003-2004 season. Undrafted at the NHL level, Bishai joined the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) after serving four years in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with Western Michigan University. He was their captain in his final season and recorded 37 points in 37 games.

Splitting the 2002-03 season with the Bulldogs and the Columbus Cottonmouths of the ECHL, Bishai didn’t earn an NHL start until the following season where he played 14 games for the Oilers. He only recorded two assists during that span, but was remembered for his participation in a line brawl with Atlanta Thrashers forward Serge Aubin. After being dumped into the opposing team’s bench, Bishai continue exchanging punches with Aubin despite standing alongside the Thrashers players.

Bishai played in two more seasons in the AHL but did not receive anymore playing time at the NHL level. He made the decision to continue his career overseas, joining Dynamo Moskva of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and playing for their tier-3 league as well. He appeared in parts of two season with Ilves and Jokerit of the Finnish SM-Liiga but took the next two years off. Bishai returned for the 2011-12 season, playing for HC Thurgau and Lausanne HC of Switzerland’s B-tier National League. His final season came in 2013, when Bishai aided the Bietigheim Steelers of Germany’s second-division league to a championship.

Mike Bishai Statistics


  • NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team (2001)
  • NCAA (West) Second All-American Team (2001)
  • Germany2 (2. Bundesliga) Champion (2013)