Mark Mitera

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Mark Mitera
Born (1987-10-22) October 22, 1987 (age 27)
Royal Oak, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Reading Royals
Iowa Chops
San Antonio Rampage
Abbotsford Heat
Syracuse Crunch
Hamilton Bulldogs
Grand Rapids Griffins
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2006
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2009–present

Mark Mitera (born October 22, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Mitera was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

After four seasons with the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Mitera signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ducks on March 30, 2009.[1] During his final season with Michigan, Mitera tore his ACL and underwent successful surgery. He returned to the Wolverines lineup and finished the season with one goal and two assists in eight games.

On July 15, 2011, Mitera was traded by the Ducks to the Montreal Canadiens for Mathieu Carle. On January 10, 2013, Mitera signed for the remainder of the 2012–13 season with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 U.S. National Team Development Program USDP 59 4 19 23 91 7 0 2 2 10
2004–05 U.S. National Team Development Program USDP 61 7 16 23 123
2005–06 University of Michigan CCHA 39 0 10 10 59
2006–07 University of Michigan CCHA 41 1 17 18 52
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 43 2 21 23 60
2008–09 University of Michigan CCHA 8 1 2 3 4
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 5 0 2 2 2
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 0 0 6
2009–10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 36 3 11 14 62
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 27 0 3 3 12 13 0 2 2 9
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 6 16 22 50
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 3 10 13 48
2012–13 Reading Royals ECHL 35 2 14 16 18 19 2 10 12 4
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 186 9 31 40 118 13 0 2 2 9

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2007–08 [3]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2008 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign defenceman Mitera". Anaheim Ducks. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Royals sign free agent defenceman Mitera". oursportscentral.com. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  4. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bobby Ryan
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Logan MacMillan