Mark Katic

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Mark Katic
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Born (1989-05-09) May 9, 1989 (age 27)
Timmins, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Skellefteå AIK
New York Islanders
Eisbären Berlin
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 2007
New York Islanders
Playing career 2009–present

Mark Katic (born May 9, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Katic is currently playing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Katic played previously with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Katic is of Croatian descent.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Katic was selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut on February 24, 2011 when he was called up from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, on an emergency basis, to play defence in an away game against the Philadelphia Flyers. In his first NHL game he recorded an assist and logged 15:37 of ice time, although the Flyers beat the Islanders 4-3 in overtime.[2]

On July 4, 2012 it was announced that Katic has signed a contract with six time German champion Eisbären Berlin.[3]

On June 12, 2013 it was announced that Katic has signed a contract with KHL Medveščak Zagreb from Croatia, newest member of KHL.[4] He left Zagreb on February 13, 2017 and transferred to Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Sarnia Sting OHL 51 5 29 34 33
2006–07 Sarnia Sting OHL 68 5 35 40 31 4 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Sarnia Sting OHL 45 5 26 31 28 6 0 3 3 8
2008–09 Sarnia Sting OHL 63 13 41 54 45 4 1 0 1 6
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 3 11 14 16
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 63 4 26 30 37
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 14 0 4 4 6 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Eisbären Berlin DEL 47 6 13 19 22 13 1 0 1 0
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 44 1 10 11 18 4 0 0 0 32
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 32 4 5 9 37
2015–16 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 52 3 7 10 8
2016–17 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 57 6 20 26 24
NHL totals 11 0 1 1 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Notes
OHL
All-Rookie Team 2006 [6]
Spengler Cup champion with Team Canada 2016 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moving large madness NHL" (in Croatian). tportal.hr. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Katic makes NHL debut with Islanders". Timmins Daily Press. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Katic and Foy join Eisbären" (in German). Eisbären Berlin. July 4, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Katic, another "Bear" with croatian ancestry" (in Croatian). "hrsport.net". June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Skellefteå AIK värvar från KHL - Skellefteå AIK Hockey". www.skellefteaaik.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 305. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  7. ^ "Timmins' Mark Katic spengler cup champion". kisstimmins.com. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 

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