Mike Needham won a Stanley Cup before ever playing a regular season game. Decimated by injuries, the 1991/92 Pittsburgh Penguins had to call up several members from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the AHL to help plug holes. Needham would appear in 5 play-offs games during the 1992 Stanley Cup run, scoring one goal. Back injuries would hamper Needham for the rest of his career, limiting him to 86 NHL games. Needham finished his NHL career with the Dallas Stars and was out of professional hockey by age 25.