Michael Cammalleri played minor hockey for the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Toronto Red Wings. When Michael was chosen to the Ontario Hockey League Priority Draft by the St. Michael’s Majors, he decided to play for the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Bramalea Blues. During his stint with the Blues, he was named the league’s rookie of the year at age 15. Michael received a full hockey scholarship from University of Michigan. Cammalleri played for the Michigan Wolverines’ men ice hockey team from 1999 to 2002. Cammalleri recorded 23 goals, 44 points in 29 games during the 2001-2002 season. Additionally, he was named as CCHA second team all-star and NCAA first team All-American. Cammalleri was selected as the 2nd round, 49th overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings during the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Cammalleri was about to play for the Kings but he neglected to join the roster and was delegated to its American Hockey League affiliate, Manchester Monarchs.During his first season with the Kings, he was demoted and was recalled twice by the team. Cammalleri was a receiver of the Bill Libby Memorial Award in 2006-2007 season. In 2008, he was traded to Calgary Flames within a three-way trade along with Anaheim Ducks. Cammalleri did not resign with all the Flames after one season, but was again traded, this time for the Montreal Canadiens in 2009-2010 season. Cammalleri returned to the Flames during the 2011-2012 season.