Mark Napier (ice hockey)

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Mark Napier
Born (1957-01-28) January 28, 1957 (age 59)
North York, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Toronto Toros
Birmingham Bulls
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1977
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1975–1993

Mark Robert Napier (born January 28, 1957 in North York, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played over a thousand professional games between the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association.

An alumnus of the Toronto Marlboros organization, Napier turned pro as a teenager for the Toronto Toros of the WHA and also played for the Birmingham Bulls. After the WHA folded, Napier joined the Montreal Canadiens, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 1979. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars before joining the Edmonton Oilers, winning his second Cup with them in 1985. In 1987, he was traded again, and would finish his career in North America in a Buffalo Sabres uniform before playing three seasons in Italy.

In 1997, Napier was hired as the head coach of the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. He currently serves as the president of the NHL Alumni Association.

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Preceded by
Bruce Baker
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Norm Dupont