Mike Eruzione

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Anthony "Mike"•Eruzione
Used nameMike•Eruzione
Born25 October 1954 in Winthrop, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsBoston University Terriers, Boston (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


The captain of the 1980 hockey team, Mike Eruzione is the man who scored the goal that beat the Russians. Eruzione came to the 1980 team from the Toledo Goaldiggers of the International Hockey League, a team he joined after playing four years at Boston University. While at BU, he played on four ECAC champions and later, with the Goaldiggers, he was the IHL American Rookie of the Year. Eruzione captained the 1980 US ice hockey team, but after the Olympics, retired from hockey and never played in the NHL. He became a television analyst and motivational speaker. In 2002, he lit the Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony, accompanied by his 1980 hockey teammates.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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