Mike Lundin has signed a one year contract with Barys Astana of the KHL for the upcoming season.

Lundin was drafted in the fourth round, 102nd overall selection, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.On July 9, 2011, Lundin signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. During the 2011–12 season, due to injury and limited impact Lundin appeared in only 17 games with the wild, registering 2 assists. He also made a brief appearance in rehabilitation for the Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston AerosOn July 1, 2012, Lundin left the Wild organization and signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with Ottawa, where he would record one assist during his eleven games there.

Lundin is a skilled defenseman who possesses exceptional playmaking abilities and athleticism. While he has good size, he could stand to bulk up, as he isn’t very physical. He is an excellent skater with good acceleration and possesses some good hands and great passing ability. He also shows tremendous confidence with the puck. He can be utilized in every type of situation, including quarterbacking the power play.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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