John Marks (ice hockey)

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John Marks
John Marks 1973.JPG
Marks in 1973
Born(1948-03-22) March 22, 1948 (age 66)
Hamiota, MB, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
PositionRight Wing[1]
Played forChicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft9th overall, 1968
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career1968–1988
 
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John Marks
John Marks 1973.JPG
Marks in 1973
Born(1948-03-22) March 22, 1948 (age 66)
Hamiota, MB, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
PositionRight Wing[1]
Played forChicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft9th overall, 1968
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career1968–1988

John Garrison Marks[2] (born March 22, 1948 in Hamiota, Manitoba) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Fargo Force of USHL.[3]

Marks served his 657-game NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks, recording 112 goals and 163 assists for 275 points as well as 330 penalty minutes.

He was head coach/director of player personnel for the Dayton Gems.[4] Until they folded midway through the 2008-09 season, Marks was the head coach of the Augusta (GA) Lynx of the ECHL. In the 2006–2007 season he was the head coach of the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL and under Marks, the team won the President's Cup taking 1st place in the playoffs. The first for the FireAntz, the championship was the first for the city of Fayetteville in 51 years. From 1998-2006, he was the only Head Coach of the now defunct Greenville (S.C.) Grrrowl of the ECHL. He guided them to their only league championship in 2002 when the Grrrowl swept the Dayton Bombers in 4 games, and still the only ECHL team to sweep the Kelly Cup finals. He became the first coach in ECHL history to win two ECHL championships with two different teams. He has two children, daughter Tricia and son Logan,[5] who is an up-and-coming hockey goalie.

On May 10, 2010 Marks was announced as the new head coach of the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League.

Marks became the head coach of the USHL's Fargo Force on July 18, 2011.

On December 1, 2011, it was announced that Marks is to be inducted into the 2012 Class of the ECHL Hall of Fame.

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1967-68U. of North DakotaWCHA
1969-70U. of North DakotaWCHA305141934
1970-71Dallas Black HawksCHL6631619491004414
1971-72Dallas Black HawksCHL7283543105121238
1972-73Chicago Black HawksNHL553101321161232
1973-74Chicago Black HawksNHL7613183122112028
1974-75Chicago Black HawksNHL8017304756826834
1975-76Chicago Black HawksNHL8021234443400010
1976-77Chicago Black HawksNHL80715224120004
1977-78Chicago Black HawksNHL801522372640110
1978-79Chicago Black HawksNHL802124453540002
1979-80Chicago Black HawksNHL74615215140000
1980-81Chicago Black HawksNHL3986142830000
1981-82Indianapolis CheckersCHL536202673
1981-82Chicago Black HawksNHL13101710000
1987-88Kalamazoo WingsIHL11010
NHL totals65711216327533057591460

Awards and honours[edit]

AwardYear
All-WCHA First Team1969–70

Awards and honours[edit]

AwardsYear
SPHL Coach of the Year2006–07[6]

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Tombari
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
1968
Succeeded by
J. P. Bordeleau