Mike Shindle was a four-year starter for the Blue Hens from 1994 to 1998 and a stand-out defensemen. During his time with the Hens Mike received multiple team, league and national awards. He was a team captain in his senior year and a two-time ACHA Academic All-American during the 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 seasons.
Mike’s work ethic both on and off the ice and in the classroom was truly unparalleled. He was an incredibly powerful skater who simply would not be outworked which lead to him consistently being matched up against the opposing team’s top lines. In the classroom Mike carried a 4.0 GPA taking one of the most demanding class loads of any player on the team as he prepared for his medical degree. He helped Delaware finish with a Top 10 ACHA ranking in each of his 4-years and was a key part of the team winning the league championship in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Mike would stay involved with team after graduation serving as a graduate assistant coach for the 1998 -1999 season. Following his career at Delaware Mike would continue to serve the game of hockey as well as becoming an accomplished orthopedic surgeon. He’s been actively involved in USA hockey since 2011 including his role as the team physician at the World Cup of Hockey. He holds his Level V coaching certification as well. Mike has served on the medical staff of the New York Mets, New York Giants and since 2013 has served as the dedicated team orthopedist for the New Jersey Devils. Beyond this, Mike is seen as a leader in his field with an expansive list of recognitions and publications.