Mark Dekanich

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Mark Dekanich
Born (1986-05-10) May 10, 1986 (age 31)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
AHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Nashville Predators
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
National team  Croatia
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.[1]

He currently plays with the Reading Royals of the ECHL while under contract to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). Dekanich was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Dekanich, who is of Croatian ancestry, 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 Lindbäck.[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]

After two seasons in Zagreb, Dekanich returned to North America, signing a one-year ECHL contract with the South Carolina Stingrays on September 10, 2015.[6] He was invited to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, training camp prior to the 2015–16 season, and was signed to an AHL contract with the club before he was returned to the Stingrays on October 15, 2015.[7]

On August 18, 2016, Dekanich signed an AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.[8]

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 and playoffs[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
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 12 0 10 0 591 47 0 4.76 .838
2015–16 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 35 20 9 4 2004 72 2 2.16 .925 10 5 4 603 17 2 1.69 .922
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 1 0 59 4 0 4.09 .818
2016–17 Reading Royals ECHL 39 21 12 1 2189 111 1 3.04 .910 6 2 2 406 11 0 1.62 .954
2016–17 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 33 5 0 9.10 .839
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 50 3 0 3.60 .880

Awards and honours[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. ^ Medveščak već počeo tražiti potencijalna pojačanja za KHL, Večernji list; accessed December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Hoag, Dirk. (2010-12-03) Pekka Rinne out 2–4 weeks, Nashville Predators recall Mark Dekanich, ontheforecheck.com; retrieved on July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Dekanich makes bitter-sweet NHL debut. Nsnews.com (2010-12-22); retrieved July 14, 2011.
  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. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stingrays sign Dekanich and DeBlois". South Carolina Stingrays. September 10, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bears announce roster moves". HersheyBears.com. October 15, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Goaltender Mark Dekanich Signed to AHL Contract". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. August 18, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 

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