Behind the ECHL Benches – Mike Madill, Las Vegas Wranglers

Mike Madill was named the third head coach/general manager in Las Vegas Wranglers history on April 26, 2013.

In five seasons as a player with the Wranglers, Madill recorded 131 points (24g-105a) in 336 games, making him the club record holder for all-time games played. While playing under both former Wranglers head coaches Glen Gulutzan and Ryan Mougenel, the 30-year-old helped guide two different teams to the Kelly Cup Finals – with Gulutzan in 2008 and Mougenel in 2012. Las Vegas went to the playoffs every season with Madill in the lineup, which included winning the Pacific Division in 2008 and two Bruce Taylor Trophies as the Western Conference champions in 2008 and 2012. His leadership ability earned him team captain status for his final two seasons (2011-13) in a Wranglers uniform.

Madill was named to the ECHL 2007 All-Star Game in his first professional season with the Texas Wildcatters. Going overseas with the Asia League’s Nippon Paper Cranes in 2010-11, Madill posted five goals and 19 points on his way to earning Best Defensive Defenseman of the Asia League honors that year.

The Kirkland, Quebec native spent four years (2002-06) at St. Lawrence University. In his senior year, Madill was named both team captain and the NCAA’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Best Defensive Defenseman for 2005-06. The blueliner tallied 14 goals and 63 points in 154 games with the Saints.