Mark Scheifele

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Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Scheifele in October 2014
Born (1993-03-15) March 15, 1993 (age 24)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Winnipeg Jets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2011
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2011–present

Mark Scheifele (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey center who is currently playing and serving as an alternate captain for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He was selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and was the first draft pick in the history of the new Winnipeg Jets after being relocated from Atlanta. Scheifele was also selected to play in the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Team Canada.[1]

Mark is a Sport Ambassador for KidSport Winnipeg, a charity that aims to remove the financial barriers to playing sports, and runs an annual hockey camp for boys and girls on behalf of KidSport Winnipeg.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Scheifele grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario playing for the Kitchener Jr. Rangers rep program in the Alliance Pavilion League. After his minor midget season in 2008–09, Scheifele was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in the seventh round (134th overall) of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.

The following season, Scheifele was assigned to his hometown Kitchener Dutchmen Jr.B. club for a year of seasoning in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (OHA). After the 2009–10 season, Scheifele's rights were traded by the Spirit with a second round choice in 2013 to the Barrie Colts in exchange for goalie Mavric Parks. The trade was made on August 16, 2010. Two weeks later, Scheifele signed with the Colts for the 2010–11 season.

Scheifele in 2012

Scheifele played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Barrie Colts. TSN mid-season ranking published in January 2011 projected Scheifele to go 21st overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft,[3] but in the June draft he was selected seventh overall by the Winnipeg Jets.[4][5] Instead of a Winnipeg jersey however, Scheifele was given a black generic NHL jersey to wear on his draft day. He did so because the Winnipeg Jets did not have an official jersey at the time of the NHL entry draft.

Professional[edit]

In 2011–12 NHL pre-season, in his first exhibition game, he scored two goals and two assists against the Columbus Blue Jackets, garnering the first star.[6] On October 3, 2011, the Jets announced that they had signed Scheifele to an entry-level contract,[7] and he started the 2011–12 NHL season in the NHL. Scheifele scored his first NHL goal on October 19, 2011 against James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs. On October 23, he was sent back to the OHL and rejoined the Barrie Colts. After the Barrie Colts were eliminated from the play-off race, Scheifele was called up by the Winnipeg Jets to play for their American Hockey League team the St. John's IceCaps for the Calder Cup playoffs. He participated in the Jets 2012–13 training camp, and played with the team. However, he was a healthy scratch for several games and was eventually sent back down to Barrie.[8]

For the 2013–2014 NHL season, Scheifele played in all 60 Winnipeg Jets' regular season games up to the 2014 Winter Olympics break.[9] With Scheifele being a "top six forward" for the Jets and having a regular shift centring the team's second line, there was little doubt the 2013–2014 season would be Scheifele's first full NHL season with the Winnipeg Jets hockey club, making him eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2014.[10][11][12] However on March 4, 2014, in a game against the New York Islanders, Scheifele suffered a knee injury, which ultimately forced him to miss the rest of the regular season. [13]

Scheifele surpassed the 20-goal mark for the first time in his professional career during the 2015–16 season when he netted his first NHL hat-trick in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 5, 2016.[14]

International play[edit]

Mark Scheifele WJC12 press conference.jpg
Scheifele as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada

Scheifele participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Canada and won the bronze medal.[15] Scheifele also participated at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Russia.[16] Scheifele played for Team Canada at the 2014 World Championships in Belarus[17] and won gold at the 2016 World Championships in Russia. He also represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, playing on the top line alongside Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid.

Notable awards and honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Kitchener Jr. Rangers ALLIANCE 31 20 19 39 16 9 5 8 13 2
2009–10 Kitchener Dutchmen GOJHL 51 18 37 55 20 5 0 3 3 6
2010–11 Barrie Colts OHL 66 22 53 75 35
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Barrie Colts OHL 47 23 40 63 36 13 5 7 12 12
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 10 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Barrie Colts OHL 45 39 40 79 30 21 15 26 41 14
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 63 13 21 34 14
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 15 34 49 24 4 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 29 32 61 48
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 32 50 82 38
NHL totals 306 90 137 227 124 4 0 1 1 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 6 2 8 1
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3 3 6 0
2012 Canada CAN-RUS 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 0 4 4 7
2013 Canada WJC 4th 6 5 3 8 2
2014 Canada WC 5th 8 2 2 4 0
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 9 4 5 9 0
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 3 0 1 1 2
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 3 5 8 8
Junior totals 17 9 9 18 8
Senior totals 30 9 13 22 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Scheifele player profile". Hockey Canada. 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  2. ^ "KidSport Winnipeg". kidsportcanada.ca. 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ "2011 McKenzie's Top Prospects - Mid-season". The Sports Network. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Winnipeg Jets select Mark Scheifele". Winnipeg Jets. 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Jets tab Scheifele in first round". Winnipeg Jets. 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Jets skate to victory in return to Winnipeg". The Sports Network. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Mark Scheifele". Winnipeg Jets. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Tim (2011-10-23). "Jets Send Scheifele Back to the OHL". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  9. ^ "Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Jets Individual Player Stats". Winnipeg Jets. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  10. ^ Peters, Skylar (2014-02-03). "Mark Scheifele Emerging As True Calder Trophy Candidate". Hockey at the Forks. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Tessier, Peter (September 14, 2013). "Mark Scheifele- Calder Candidate?". hockeybuzz.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ Stoller, Jacob (January 31, 2014). "Scheifele & Trouba top Calder candidates". winnipegwhiteout.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Scheifele out for several weeks with knee injury". 
  14. ^ "Jets end home winless streak with Scheifele hat trick". 
  15. ^ TSN.ca. "Canada's 22-man roster finalized for 2012 World Juniors". 
  16. ^ "Team rosters for the 2013 World Junior Championship". 
  17. ^ "Jets rookie Mark Scheifele pumped up about worlds". 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alexander Burmistrov
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Jacob Trouba