Mark Dekanich

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Mark Dekanich
Born (1986-05-10) May 10, 1986 (age 28)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 146th overall, 2006
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2008–present

Mark Adam Dekanich (born May 10, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender of Croatian ancestry.[1] He is currently playing with the KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Dekanich was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Dekanich played four years of collegiate hockey at Colgate University.

On December 3, 2010 the Nashville Predators called Dekanich up from the Milwaukee Admirals,[2] however he did not make his NHL debut until December 18, 2010 when he played 50 minutes against the Los Angeles Kings in relief of the Predators' starter Anders Lindback.[3]

On July 3, 2011 Dekanich was signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets. However, he missed the majority of the 2011–12 season recovering from reconstructive ankle surgery.

On July 6, 2012, Dekanich left the Blue Jackets organization and signed as a free agent to a one-year, contract with the Winnipeg Jets.[4]

On May 20, 2013, he signed his first European contract with Croatian team KHL Medveščak which will compete in the KHL for the 2013–14 season.[5]

Records[edit]

Dekanich currently holds the Milwaukee Admirals single season records in both save percentage (0.931) and goals against average (2.02).[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Coquitlam Express BCHL 20 3 11 0 1059 83 0 4.70 .874
2003–04 Coquitlam Express BCHL 30 13 15 1 1647 89 2 3.24 .909
2004–05 Colgate University ECAC 5 1 1 0 161 5 0 1.85 .904
2005–06 Colgate University ECAC 36 18 11 6 2126 81 4 2.29 .924
2006–07 Colgate University ECAC 36 15 17 4 2136 83 1 2.33 .923
2007–08 Colgate University ECAC 41 18 16 6 2389 86 6 2.16 .924
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 30 15 10 2 1663 58 1 2.09 .923
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 49 27 16 0 2804 109 4 2.33 .914 7 3 4 408 19 1 2.79 .909
2009–10 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 2 2 0 0 125 1 1 0.48 .981
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 43 23 13 5 2500 84 4 2.02 .931
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 50 3 0 3.60 .880
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 1 2 1 240 16 0 4.00 .867
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 35 16 14 1 1914 95 2 2.98 .895
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 27 11 9 6 1630 58 3 2.13 .936 2 0 2 118 7 0 3.57 .890
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 50 3 0 3.60 .880

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2005–06
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2006–07
All-ECAC Hockey Third Team 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Večernji list: Medveščak već počeo tražiti potencijalna pojačanja za KHL
  2. ^ Hoag, Dirk. (2010-12-03) Pekka Rinne out 2–4 weeks, Nashville Predators recall Mark Dekanich. On the Forecheck. Retrieved on 2011-07-14.
  3. ^ Dekanich makes bitter-sweet NHL debut. Nsnews.com (2010-12-22). Retrieved on 2011-07-14.
  4. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Ben Maxwell & Mark Dekanich". Winnipeg Jets. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Medvescak signs Mark Dekanich as a goalie for KHL" (in Croatian). Hrsport.net. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 

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