|Born||March 4, 1980
Thornhill, ON, CAN
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
|Serie A team
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams
Barrie Colts 5th overall
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 1998
|Playing career||2000 – present|
Michael Henrich (6'2", 209 lbs.,born March 4, 1980 in Thornhill, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for HC Asiago of the Serie A in Italy. Michael was named player of the month in October, for leading the Serie A in points. He spent several years playing professional hockey in North America before moving to professional hockey in Europe. He also has a brother Adam Henrich, who is a professional hockey player.
Drafted thirteenth overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Henrich was the first Jewish hockey player to be an NHL first round draft choice. Henrich had a standout junior career with the Barrie Colts from 1996-2000 in the Ontario Hockey League. Barrie drafted Michael 5th overall in the 1996 Ontario Hockey League priority selection draft out of the Metro Toronto Hockey Leagues Midget Wexford Raiders. In 1996-97 he competed for Team Ontario at the World Under-17 hockey tournament in Red Deer, Alberta in which team Ontario won the gold medal. In 1997 he was selected to the Ontario Hockey league all-star team, was voted MVP for team Orr at the CHL top prospects game and was voted by Ontario Hockey League coaches in the annual coaches poll as best shot, hardest shot and most dangerous in the goal area in his conference. He was also selected to the Canadian World Junior selection camp in 1998 and 1999. In 1999-2000 and his final season in Junior he was an assistant captain of the Ontario Hockey League Champions Barrie Colts and led his team in playoff scoring. His team competed in the 2000 Memorial Cup in Halifax in which they lost in the final game. His professional career in North America lasted four seasons in which he played a total of 9 exhibition games for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL, 219 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Toronto Roadrunners and Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and 6 games with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks of the ECHL. He was also selected in 2002 to represent Team Canada at the Deutschland Cup in Hannover, Germany in which his team won gold medal. In 2003 he was selected to represent Team Canada again at the Sweden Games in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004 during the NHL lockout season he accepted a contract to play for EK Zell am See in Austria. His team finished first place in regular season, won the championship and he led the team in playoff scoring. In 2005 he played for the Duisburg Fuchs of the DEL, otherwise known as the German Elite League. In 2006 he continued to play in Germany playing for Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams and helping them win the league championship by finishing in the top three in playoff scoring. In 2007 he continued to play for Wolfsburg in the DEL.
2004-05 EK Zell am See Austria 34 42 35 77 122
|2000–01||Tallahassee Tiger Sharks||ECHL||6||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams||DEL||56||16||15||31||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick