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Record Holding Journeymen

NHL player Mike Sillenger has played for 12 teams in his career.
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Some athletes switch zip codes like Paris Hilton switches men. Kidzworld takes a look at some of pro sports' journeymen. Below are the record holders for most teams in every major sport.

Journeymen - Tony Massenburg

League: NBA
Number: 12 teams (1990-2005)
Teams: Spurs (twice), Hornets, Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Raptors, 76ers, Nets, Grizzlies (twice), Rockets, Jazz, Kings.
Fun Facts : The longest tenure Tony had with a team was two years. He played two years with the Vancouver Grizzlies (1997-99), then played another two years with the Grizzlies (2000-02) after they moved to Memphis. Tony also spent two years playing in Europe.

Journeymen - Mike Sillinger

League: NHL
Number: 12 teams (1990-Present)
Teams: Red Wings, Ducks, Canucks, Flyers, Lightning, Panthers, Senators, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Blues, Predators, Islanders.
Fun Facts: Mike also played for two minor league teams in his professional hockey career. Mike never returned to any teams he'd previously played for. He has also been traded nine times, which is an NHL record too.

Journeymen - Mike Morgan

League: MLB
Number: 12 teams (1977-2001)
Teams: A's, Yankees, Blue Jays, Mariners, Orioles, Dodgers, Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, Twins, Rangers, Diamondbacks.
Fun Facts: The longest tenure for Mike has been three years, which he's done with three different teams. Mike also spent three years in the minor leagues. Morgan shares the MLB record for teams played for with Deacon McGuire who played from 1884-1912.

Journeymen - Jeff Brady

League: NFL
Number: Eight teams (1991-1999)
Teams: Steelers, Packers, Rams, Chargers, Buccaneers, Vikings, Panthers, Colts
Fun Facts: Jeff split the 1993 season with the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers. His longest tenure with a team was with the Minnesota Vikings where he spent three seasons (1995-97). The next closest to Brady was Jeff George who played for seven different teams.

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