Zuke, Mike
Centre  R. 6' 180 lbs.
4/16/1954 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Zuke played for the Greyhounds of the NOJHA in his hometown, Sault Ste. Marie, earning First Team All-star recognition in 1972 before attending Michigan Tech, where he again earned All Star berths in 1974, 1975, and 1976.

He was selected by the Indianapolis Racers in the 1974 WHA draft and was also selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 1974 NHL draft. He turned pro with Indianapolis during the 1976-77 season and was traded to the Edmonton Oilers prior to the start of the following season.

The lanky centreman signed with St. Louis prior to the beginning of the 1978-79 season and played with the Blues for five seasons where his scrappy play made him a fan favorite. He also saw time on both the power play and penalty killing units while with the Blues.

Hartford claimed him in the 1983 waiver draft and he finished his NHL career with the Whalers in 1985-86 after the better part of three seasons with the club.

Zuke returned to St. Louis and became involved in minor hockey and worked as a hockey school instructor after his retirement. He served as an assistant coach of the St. Louis Jr. Blues and became director of the St. Louis AAA Amateur Hockey Association.

Player Notes
WCHA First All-Star Team (1974, 1976). NCAA West First All-American Team (1974, 1976). WCHA Player of the Year (1976). Selected by St. Louis Blues round 5 #79 overall 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.