Blunden Scored 0 Points in Eight Different NHL Seasons

Published on June 6th, 2024 5:34 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Unusual record in NHL hockey.  Pointless seasons. Michael Blunden holds an unusual record - he has the most pointless seasons in the NHL, with a grand total of eight.

Blunden was a second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2005 NHL Draft. Blunden was a very solid player in the OHL, as he finished his final season in juniors with 46 goals and 38 assists.

Blunden was then placed on the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, where he played for two partial seasons.

Blunden would receive his big break during the 2006-07 season, when he was called up to the Blackhawks for 9 games. During that time, Blunden scored 0 points.

Blunden would play most of the next season for the Rockford IceHogs before being called up to the Blackhawks for 1 game. Blunden would record zero points in that game.

In January of 2009, Blunden was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

After playing all of the 2008-09 season for the Syracuse Crunch, Blunden would finally get his big break in the 2009-10 season, as he would play 40 games for the Blue Jackets. Blunden finally managed to get on the board that year, as he recorded 4 points in 40 games.

During the 2010-11 season, Blunden would play a single game for the Blue Jackets, where he recorded zero points.

In 2012-13 and 2013-14, Blunden would play in 12 total games for the Montreal Canadiens - he recorded zero points over those two seasons.

In 2014-15, Blunden would play two games for the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he would record 0 points in 2 games.

In 2015-16, Blunden would have his best NHL season, as he recorded 5 points in 20 games.

Blunden would close out his NHL career with the Ottawa Senators, where he would record 0 points over 2 seasons.

Eight seasons with zero points.


Blunden would play two more seasons in Europe before retiring at the end of the 2019-20 season.

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