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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Mark Pysyk

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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Mark Pysyk
Leading up to the 2010 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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MARK PYSYK
#7 North American Skater
Medicine Hat, WHL
 
Position: Defenseman Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1 Weight: 174
Born: 1/11/92 Born In: Sherwood Park, AB
   
THE SHINNY:
Mark Pysyk played in only 48 games this season for the Edmonton Oil Kings. And despite the limited playing time, Pysyk garnered some of the top team awards after collecting 24 points (seven goals), being named the Oil Kings Most Valuable Player, the Top Defenseman and the Scholastic Playef of the Year.

Pysyk was the first-ever Bantam draft pick for the Oil Kings in 2007 and averaged over 20 minutes a game as a 16-year old.

Director of Central Scouting E.J. McGuire: “He finished the season with a broken foot and a lot of scouts weren't able to get a good grip on how good this player's going to be in the NHL. Smooth-skating, he has a neat knack for following up the play at the right time, leading the rush at the right time and throwing a crisp pass to one of his forwards to break out of his zone.”

Pysyk On Pysyk: "Strong in my own end, keeping the puck away from our net, making a good first pass, and then if the opportunity presents itself, then jumping up in the play and maybe getting in on the offense, as well."
 QUICK HITS

NHL Team: Calgary Flames
NHL Player: Jarome Iginla & Mike Green
Shootout Move: Top secret
Movie: Remember The Titans, Dumb And Dumber
Actor: Jim Carrey
Website: google.com
Sport (other than hockey): Golf, Volleyball
Superhero: The Joker (Batman


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Edmonton WHL 61 5 15 20 27
2009-10 Edmonton WHL 48 7 17 24 47

NEWS:
Bleacher Report: Top Prospect Mark Pysyk
(5.12.10) When the Edmonton Oil Kings decided to make Mark Pysyk their first ever Bantam Draft pick in 2007 (third overall), fans assumed the franchise knew what they were doing.

Well, they clearly did.

Pysyk, who is ranked as the seventh overall prospect by NHL Central Scouting, was exactly the dominating defenseman the Oil Kings were looking for. In his rookie season in the WHL, Pysyk put up 20 points in 61 games, but increased his per game production this year, scoring 24 points in just 48 games, while missing some time due to a concussion.

Gudbranson Moves Up To Top-Rated Defenseman
(4.07.10) Two years ago, NHL teams had to decide between high-skill defensemen Zach Bogosian Drew Doughty, Tyler Myers, Luke Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo at the top of the draft board. They could face a similar conundrum at this year's draft.

Erik Gudbranson, Cam Fowler, Brandon Gormley, Mark Pysyk and Derek Forbort all have NHL-caliber skills, and all five are certain to hear their names called early in the first round of the 2010 Entry Draft, June 25-26 in Los  Angeles.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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