Mark Wotton (D)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
ACQUIRED: Signed by the New York Islanders on July 27, 2006
Last Season: Appeared in 77 of the Sound Tigers’ 80 regular season games to become the Sound Tigers’ all-time leader in games played (297). Also appeared in his 1000th career professional game on April 10, 2010 against the Manchester Monarchs. Scored 3 goals and added 23 assists in what was his fourth season in Bridgeport. Scored with 1.7 seconds remaining in OT to defeat Portland on 11/15/09.
2008-2009: Appeared in 73 regular season games, while also playing in 5 postseason games. During the regular season, he recorded 5 goals and 16 assists. Since he was drafted in 1992, he has appeared in 43 NHL games, while tallying 9 points (3g/6a).
2007-08: Completed his second season with the Sound Tigers and placed second in defenseman scoring with 20 points (2g/18a).
2006-07: Named team captain before the season started … Led all Sound Tiger defenseman in scoring with 33 points (9g/24a) … Named the Sound Tigers Man of the Year for all of his work in the community. 2005-06: Finished third on Hershey Bears defenseman scoring list with 26 points (7g/19a) … Named assistant captain … Recorded four assists during team run to winning the Calder Cup. 2004-05: Played the season in Russia for St. Petersburg SKA and scored six points (3g/3a). 2001-04: Played three seasons with the Utah Grizzlies (AHL) and scored a total of 65 points (18g/47a).
2000-01: Played one game for the Dallas Stars (NHL). 1999-2000: Played the year with the Michigan K-Wings and scored 10 points (3g/7a). 1994-99: Played five seasons within the Vancouver Canucks’ organization totaling 164 points (40g/124a) with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) and played in 42 games for the Vancouver compiling nine points (3g/6a).