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 66)
Hamiota, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing[1]
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 former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Fargo Force of USHL.[3]

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

He was head coach/director of player personnel for the Dayton Gems.[4] Until they folded midway through the 2008-09 season, Marks was the head coach of the Augusta (GA) Lynx of the ECHL. In the 2006–2007 season he was the head coach of the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL and under Marks, the team won the President's Cup taking 1st place in the playoffs. The first for the FireAntz, the championship was the first for the city of Fayetteville in 51 years. From 1998-2006, he was the only Head Coach of the now defunct Greenville (S.C.) Grrrowl of the ECHL. He guided them to their only league championship in 2002 when the Grrrowl swept the Dayton Bombers in 4 games, and still the only ECHL team to sweep the Kelly Cup finals. He became the first coach in ECHL history to win two ECHL championships with two different teams. He has two children, daughter Tricia and son Logan,[5] who is an up-and-coming hockey goalie.

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.

On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Marks is to be inducted into the 2012 Class of the ECHL Hall of Fame.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967-68 U. of North Dakota WCHA
1969-70 U. of North Dakota WCHA 30 5 14 19 34
1970-71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 66 3 16 19 49 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 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 53 6 20 26 73
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 13 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 1 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 657 112 163 275 330 57 5 9 14 60

Awards and honours[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[edit]

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

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