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#40 Mike Rathje

Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Born: 5/11/74 in Mannville, Alberta
Sweater Number: 40
Acquired: 1992 NHL Entry Draft

Mike and his wife, Shayna celebrated the birth of their first child, Hannah Paige, in August. Last summer, Mike visited Vancouver Island where he stopped in to see former teammate Doug Bodger's sporting goods shop--Fast Eddy's--located in Duncan, B.C. He enjoys rollerblading, jet skiing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the hills and along the coastline of the Bay Area. One of his greatest hockey memories is San Jose's 1995 playoff series victory vs. Calgary in his home province. His pets include two snakes named Bonnie and Clyde, and his dogs, Max, Miya and Midget.