John Marks (ice hockey)

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John Marks
John Marks 1973.JPG
Marks in 1973
Born (1948-03-22) March 22, 1948 (age 71)
Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing[1]
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1968
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1968–1988

John Garrison Marks[2] (born March 22, 1948 in Hamiota, Manitoba) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League (USHL).[3]

Marks spent his 657-game NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks, recording 112 goals and 163 assists for 275 points, as well as accumulating 330 penalty minutes.

From 1998 to 2006, he was the only head coach of the now-defunct Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL. In 2002, he guided the South Carolina-based team to their only league championship in a four-game sweep of the Dayton Bombers; this was the first (and currently only) time an ECHL team has swept the Kelly Cup finals. With the victory, Marks also became the first coach in ECHL history to win two championships with two different teams.

For the 2006-07 season he was the head coach of the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), leading the team to the President's Cup by taking first place in the playoffs. The championship was the first for the FireAntz as well as the first for the city of Fayetteville in 51 years.

Until they folded midway through the 2008-09 season, Marks was the head coach of the Augusta (GA) Lynx of the ECHL.

He was head coach/director of player personnel for the Dayton Gems of the International Hockey League for the 2008-09 season.[4]

On May 10, 2010, Marks was announced as the new head coach of the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League.

Marks became the head coach of the USHL's Fargo Force on July 18, 2011.[5]

On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Marks would be inducted into the 2012 Class of the ECHL Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

He has two children, daughter Tricia and son Logan.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1966–67 St. James Braves MJHL 6 1 3 4 0
1967–68 University of North Dakota WCHA 33 3 6 9 16
1968–69 University of North Dakota WCHA 29 6 26 32 38
1969–70 University of North Dakota WCHA 30 5 14 19 34
1970–71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 66 3 16 19 34 10 0 4 4 14
1971–72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 72 8 35 43 105 12 1 2 3 8
1972–73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 55 3 10 13 21 16 1 2 3 2
1973–74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 13 18 31 22 11 2 0 2 8
1974–75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 17 30 47 56 8 2 6 8 34
1975–76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 21 23 44 43 4 0 0 0 10
1976–77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 7 15 22 41 2 0 0 0 4
1977–78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 15 22 37 26 4 0 1 1 0
1978–79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 21 24 45 35 4 0 0 0 2
1979–80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 6 15 21 51 4 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 8 6 14 28 3 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 13 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 53 6 20 26 73
1987–88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 1 1 0 1 0
CHL totals 191 17 71 88 227 22 1 6 7 22
NHL totals 657 112 163 275 330 57 5 9 14 60

Awards and honours as player[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1968–69
AHCA West All-American 1968–69
All-WCHA First Team 1969–70
AHCA West All-American 1969–70

Awards and honours as coach[edit]

Awards Year
SPHL Coach of the Year 2006–07 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Marks - Stats - Chicago Black Hawks - Team
  2. ^ Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Marks
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Gem's first coach played 10 years in NHL
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-09-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.thesphl.com/view/thesphl/news/news_70229

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Tombari
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
1968
Succeeded by
J. P. Bordeleau