Mark Popovic

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Mark Popovic
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Born (1982-10-11) October 11, 1982 (age 34)
Stoney Creek, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC KAC
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Atlanta Thrashers
SKA St. Petersburg
HC Lugano
SCL Tigers
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2001
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2002–present
Website popovichockey.com

Mark Popovic (born October 11, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Popovic was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He signed with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2005. Over the course of his North American career, Popovic appeared in 81 NHL games for 7 points.

On September 21, 2010, Popovic again left the NHL after a single season with the Thrashers and signed a one-year deal with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A.[1]

After three seasons in Switzerland on June 6, 2013, it was announced that he signed a free agent contract with Croatian team KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the KHL.[2]

On June 21, 2015, Popovic left Croatia and signed a one-year contract with Austrian club, EC KAC in the EBEL.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 60 6 26 32 46
1999–00 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 11 29 40 68
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 61 7 35 42 54 18 3 5 8 22
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 58 12 29 41 42 15 1 11 12 10
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 73 3 21 24
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 74 4 10 14 63 9 1 2 3 4
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 74 1 17 18 47 11 2 3 5 6
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 12 26 38 66
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 65 16 24 40 51 15 3 6 9 4
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 0 2 2 10
2008–09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 52 8 14 22 40 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 37 2 2 4 10
2010–11 HC Lugano NLA 33 4 12 16 20
2011–12 SCL Tigers NLA 24 3 9 12 14
2012–13 SCL Tigers NLA 11 1 4 5 29
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 39 2 7 9 20 4 0 0 0 4
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 46 2 6 8 20
2015–16 EC KAC EBEL 46 5 10 15 31 7 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 81 2 5 7 20
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2002 Pardubice
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Moscow

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 2 2 6
2002 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 14 0 3 3 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Popovic to Lugano" (in Italian). hockeyfans.ch. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Mark Popovic agree to contract with the Bears" (in Croatian). vecernji.hr. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Mark Popovic from the KHL to KAC". EC KAC. 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 

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