|Born||May 25, 1991 |
Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||72nd overall, 2009|
Prior to turning professional, Michael played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Ottawa 67's and Guelph Storm.
He was drafted by the Nashville Predators at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (72nd overall).
After playing one more season in the OHL after being drafted, on April 14, 2010, Nashville signed Michael to a three-year, entry-level contract where he played for three seasons with the Predators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
During the 2012–13 season, on April 3, 2013, at the NHL trade deadline, he was traded to the Washington Capitals along with Martin Erat in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg.
He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in the 2013–14 season. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 15, 2013, against the Detroit Red Wings.
On July 1, 2016, after not being retained by the Capitals, he signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings.
After competing in training camp and pre-season with the Kings, Michael was reassigned to begin the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign.
Michael played in 29 games with the Reign for 6 points before he was traded without making an appearance for the Kings to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Cameron Schilling on January 21, 2017.
Michael played out the season with the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, regaining his scoring touch in contributing with 16 points in 32 games. As a restricted free agent, he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks releasing him to free agency on June 26, 2017.
On July 4, 2017, Michael signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.