Mike Karin (1959)
Mike Karin (1959)
Inducted 2019
Men's Ice Hockey

Mike Karin, a member of the Class of 1959, still holds several NCAA records, including most assists (10) and points (13) in a game. His 3.1 assists per contest in 1959 are .68 more than any other player in NCAA history. Karin owns Middlebury marks for assists in a game, season (62), and career (134).

Karin was a four-year member of the hockey team at Middlebury, serving as team captain for the 1958–59 season. He was the recipient of the prestigious Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born New England college hockey player.

In 1959, he earned All-East and All-Tri-State League honors and was deemed the most valuable player of each league. In that era, the Panthers were competing and defeating teams such as Princeton, Cornell, Yale, and Dartmouth.

Karin was selected to be a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, but declined the offer to return to Middlebury to complete his degree requirements.

Following graduation, he served as an assistant hockey coach at Princeton. He later was involved in youth hockey in the Middlebury area and served as a volunteer head coach for the women’s hockey club team, which later became varsity.