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Canada Mike Benning

a.k.a. "Michael Benning"

#2 Charlotte Checkers / AHL - 23/24

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1. Noora Tulus 36 22 39 61
2. Viivi Vainikka 36 23 29 52
3. Lina Ljungblom 36 23 23 46
4. Petra Nieminen 33 24 21 45
5. Emma Nordin 35 19 24 43
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Mike Benning Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
22
Height
5'9" / 175 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
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Highlights
1-time NCAA (Championship) Winner 1
1-time NCAA (West) Second All-American Team 1

Benning understands how to create space for others through deception and manipulation. He transforms fake-passes and fake-shots into dangles, and fake-shots into passes. Benning shows good mechanics in his slap-shot, firing it hard and with precision. The way he transfers weight bottom-up through his shot is just so refined for a player at this age. -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

Grandfather: Elmer Benning
Father: Brian Benning
Uncles: Jim Benning, Mark Benning
Cousin: Brandon Benning
Brother: Matt Benning

Mike Benning Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2015-16 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA AMBHL 34* 6* 12* 18* 22* -* | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 2 -
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA “C” AMBHL 36* 10* 33* 43* 42* -* | Playoffs 10 2 4 6 8 -
St. Albert Flyers U16 AAA AMMHL 1* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
2017-18 Northern Alberta Elite 15s CSSHL U16 29* 14* 35* 49* 34* -* | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 17 -
Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep CSSHL U18 1* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* |
2018-19 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 60* 10* 51* 61* 99* -* | Playoffs 12 1 8 9 14 -
2019-20 Sherwood Park Crusaders “A” AJHL 54* 12* 63* 75* 54* -* |
2020-21 Univ. of Denver NCAA 21* 3* 8* 11* 8* -1* |
2021-22 Univ. of Denver NCAA 41* 15* 23* 38* 14* 32* |
2022-23 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39* 13* 21* 34* 38* 24* |
2023-24 Charlotte Checkers AHL 71* 9* 17* 26* 48* 8* |
Projected AHL 72* 9* 17* 26* 49* 8* |

Mike Benning Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 6* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
2014-15 St. Albert Sabres PW QC Int PW 5* 0* 6* 6* 4* -* |
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA John Reid Bantam 5* 2* 5* 7* 8* -* |
Team Northwest Alberta Cup 5* 1* 3* 4* 2* -* |
2019-20 AJHL Selects JCWC 5* 1* 3* 4* 6* 2* |
Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4* 0* 1* 1* 0* -* |
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Mike Benning Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL
2024-04-20T19:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Hershey Bears
2024-04-17T19:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Hershey Bears
2024-04-14T15:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Hartford Wolf Pack
2024-04-13T19:05:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Springfield Thunderbirds
2024-04-07T13:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers vs Hartford Wolf Pack
2024-04-06T16:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers vs Hartford Wolf Pack
2024-03-30T19:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Bridgeport Islanders
2024-03-29T19:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Bridgeport Islanders
2024-03-27T19:00:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Hartford Wolf Pack
2024-03-23T19:05:00-0400 Charlotte Checkers @ Providence Bruins
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Mike Benning Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AMBHL (AEHL U15) 2 70* 16* 45* 61* 0.87* 64* -* | 2 12 2 * 5 * 7 * 0.58 * 10 * - *
AMMHL (AEHL U17) 1 1* 0* 1* 1* 1.00* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
AHL 1 71* 9* 17* 26* 0.37* 48* 8* | 0 * * * * * *
AJHL 2 114* 22* 114* 136* 1.19* 153* -* | 1 12 1 * 8 * 9 * 0.75 * 14 * - *
Alberta Cup 1 5* 1* 3* 4* 0.80* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Brick Invitational 1 6* 0* 1* 1* 0.17* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
CSSHL U16 1 29* 14* 35* 49* 1.69* 34* -* | 1 4 1 * 2 * 3 * 0.75 * 17 * - *
CSSHL U18 1 1* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
JCWC 1 5* 1* 3* 4* 0.80* 6* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
John Reid Bantam 1 5* 2* 5* 7* 1.40* 8* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NCAA 3 101* 31* 52* 83* 0.82* 60* 55* | 0 * * * * * *
QC Int PW 1 5* 0* 6* 6* 1.20* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJAC-19 1 4* 0* 1* 1* 0.25* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *

Mike Benning Skill Rating

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Agility
16
Teamwork
15
Speed
15
Puckhandling
15
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Mike Benning Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/03/2023
10/03/2023 Up/Down Florida Panthers Charlotte Checkers
04/12/2023
04/12/2023 Confirmed Univ. of Denver Florida Panthers
08/29/2018
08/29/2018 Confirmed Sherwood Park Crusaders Univ. of Denver
06/02/2018
06/02/2018 Confirmed Northern Alberta Elite 15s Sherwood Park Crusaders
Media and Articles
Date Article Source
01/24/2023 "2002 National Rankings Top 420" Neutral Zone
10/26/2022 "USHL Phase 1 Draft Grades" Neutral Zone

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Mike Benning Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2018, 2 #24 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Futures Draft

Drafted 2017, 7 #142 overall by Victoria Royals in the WHL Bantam Draft

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #62 by Elite Prospects

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #66 by FCHockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #105 by TSN/Craig Button

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #59 by McKeen's Hockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #57 by NHL Central Scouting

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