Mark Pysyk (D)
||Sherwood Park, AB
Buffalo Sabresâ€™ first-round selection (23rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
2013-14: Appeared in an NHL career-high 44 games for the Buffalo Sabres, scoring one goal and adding six assists for seven pointsâ€¦ Registered 12 points (1+11) in 31 regular-season appearances with the Rochester Americans (AHL)â€¦ Played in all five postseason contests for Rochester, earning 14 PIMâ€¦ Racked up a team-high 12 PIM in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Chicago on 5/01â€¦ Was +2 in a 4-1 win at Utica on 4/16â€¦ Returned to the lineup against Syracuse on 4/02 and finished the night +3 over a team-high 26:24 of ice timeâ€¦ Missed seven games (3/15-3/28) with an injuryâ€¦ Scored his first AHL goal of the season in a 4-2 win at Iowa on 2/27â€¦ Tallied an assist and was +3 in a 4-1 win over Hershey on 2/07â€¦ Recorded an assist and logged 27:25 of ice time against Syracuse on 2/05â€¦ Collected two assists and was named the gameâ€™s first star against Rockford on 1/31â€¦ Scored the game-winning in overtime against Phoenix on 12/23â€¦ Skated 29:25 in his season debut vs. Toronto on 12/18â€¦ Reassigned to Rochester on 12/16â€¦ Appeared in his 100th pro game vs. Detroit on 11/24â€¦ Collected two assists vs. Toronto on 11/15â€¦ Skated an NHL season-high 24:50 over 32 shifts at New York Islanders on 10/15
2012-13: Skated in 19 NHL games with the Sabres, recording five points on one goal and four assistsâ€¦ Finished fourth among Amerks defensemen with 18 points (4+14) in 57 AHL outingsâ€¦ Collected two PIM while appearing in all three playoff games for Rochesterâ€¦ Tied for the team lead and led all defensemen with a +8 on-ice rating for the seasonâ€¦ Was +2 in his professional playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/27â€¦ Reassigned to Rochester on 4/27â€¦ Notched his first NHL multi-point game with a pair of assists at Pittsburgh on 4/23â€¦ Scored his first NHL goal against the New York Rangers on 4/19â€¦ Registered his first NHL point with an assist at Pittsburgh on 4/02â€¦ Received his first-ever NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 3/17 and made his NHL debut later that night against the Washington Capitals (5-3 loss), recording one shot over 14:55 of ice timeâ€¦ Recorded an assist and was +3 in a 6-2 win at Abbotsford on 2/06â€¦ Tallied two points (1+1) and finished +1 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 1/25 to earn first star honorsâ€¦ Skated a team-high 24:33 against Hamilton on 1/21â€¦ Notched his first professional multi-point game with a goal and an assist against Toronto on 12/15â€¦ Was +3 at Syracuse on 11/10â€¦ Registered his first pro assist against Grand Rapids on 10/19â€¦ Scored his first professional goal in his pro/Amerk debut against Syracuse on 10/12â€¦ 2011-12: Completed his fourth season with the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), finishing second in scoring among team defensemen with 38 points (6+32) in 57 gamesâ€¦ Added 11 points (3+8) in 20 postseason appearances, leading Edmonton to the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL championsâ€¦ Became the second straight Buffalo Sabres defensive prospect to captain his team to a WHL title after Brayden McNabb guided Kootenay to the 2011 championshipâ€¦ Took the Oil Kings to the Memorial Cup tournament, where they finished in fourth placeâ€¦2010-11: Appeared in four postseason games in the 2011 WHL Playoffsâ€¦ Posted his finest season of junior hockey, collecting career-highs in assists (34), points (40) and penalty minutes (88) in 63 games with the Oil Kingsâ€¦ Led all Edmonton defensemen in scoring for second straight season and ranked fifth overall among Oil Kings skaters in scoringâ€¦ His plus/minus rating of plus-29 was also the second highest on the team and the best of his careerâ€¦ Appointed team captain before the start of the regular seasonâ€¦ 2009-10: Edmontonâ€™s top scoring defenseman with 24 points (7+17), despite just playing 48 gamesâ€¦ Scored a career-high seven goals, including two on the power-play, before suffering a broken foot that sidelined him the rest of the seasonâ€¦ Named Edmontonâ€™s team MVP at the close of the regular seasonâ€¦ 2008-09: Dressed for 61 games for Edmonton, compiling 20 points (5+15) to finish second in scoring among Oil Kings bluelinersâ€¦ Three of his five goals were scored on the power-playâ€¦ 2007-08: Finished his rookie season in Edmonton, recording three points (1+2) in 14 gamesâ€¦ Began the campaign with his hometown Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL), appearing in one gameâ€¦ INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Captured bronze with Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Albertaâ€¦ Invited to take part in Canadaâ€™s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp... Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia.