March 16, 1983 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Mark Ardelan (born March 16, 1983 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played for the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL.
Ardelan began as five years old, with ice hockey games and started his career in 1999 at the age of 16 years with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League WHL. After two years he moved to the Vancouver Giants, where he was the point of best defenders. The 2003-04 season spent Ardelan at the Prince Albert Raiders, where he could show his offensive potential and also the second best scorer of the team was. Although Ardelan over five years in the WHL was one of the best defensive players, he was taken into account by any team of the National Hockey LeagueEntry Draft. The Canadians, however, received after his junior years in 2004 an invitation to training camp of the San Jose Sharks, could there not prevail.
Ardelan first professional team was finally the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, where he was a rookie point right away the best defender in the league and also his first game in the American Hockey League played at the Portland Pirates partners. For the 2005-06 season opener against managed the final step in the AHL playing for the Manchester Monarchs on, however, he left after a year towards the Iowa Stars. The 2007-08 season was the most successful season so far for Ardelan because he could qualify with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was the first of the East Division for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, and finally in the final series with the Calder Cup moved. Here, however, the team was defeated by the Chicago Wolves.
For the 2008-09 season Ardelan moved to Europe where he first went to Lukko Rauma in the Finnish SM-liiga to the ice. For problems due to the short preparation time for the new season, but left the Canadians Finland on 19 November 2008 and was committed two days later by the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, which was after the departure of Brendan Buckley looking for a defender. There Ardelan signed an annual contract and met here on his former teammate Marty Wilford, had already played with the 2005 to 2007 in the AHL. The Canadians could after his commitment, especially in the offensive set the tone for the season and extended his contract for another year. For the play-off qualification at season's end it was enough, since the performance of the team above all in January were no longer sufficient. After the season Ardelan extended his contract by two years.
|1999–2000||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||63||4||16||20||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||66||2||14||16||65||6||0||1||1||9|
|2003–04||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||72||19||54||73||29||6||1||4||5||0|
|2004–05||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||72||15||32||47||24||4||0||0||0||2|
- "Ardelan, Giuliano extend till 2012". eishockeynews.com. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2011-03-08.