Mark Beaufait

Mark David Beaufait (born May 13, 1970 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He played 5 games in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks during the 1992–93 season. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1992 to 2009, was spent mainly in the International Hockey League and in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Internationally he played for the American national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Mark Beaufait
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Born (1970-05-13) May 13, 1970 (age 50)
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 09 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 1991 NHL Supplemental Draft
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1992–2009

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Beaufait played in the 1982 and 1983 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with the Detroit Compuware and Michigan Dynamos minor ice hockey teams.[1]

Beaufait attended Northern Michigan University from 1988 to 1992, winning the 1991 NCAA championship,[2] and then turned pro.

He played five games for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL during the 1992–93 season. He was a member of the 1994 US Olympic team.[3]

After playing for the Kansas City Blades and the San Diego Gulls, he embarked on a six-year stint with fellow IHL side Orlando Solar Bears, winning the Turner Cup in 2001,[4] while leading the team in scoring,[5] followed by a single season with AHL's Houston Aeros (2001–02).

He spent the last seven years of his career playing for the Eisbären Berlin of the German DEL. Beaufait appeared in 400 DEL games for Berlin between 2002 and 2009, scoring 134 goals, while assisting on 249 more.[6] He won four national championships with the Eisbären team, while leading the league in scoring in 2002-03. He retired on April 16, 2009. In January 2011, he had his jersey number 19 retired by the Eisbären Berlin organization.[7][8]

Coaching careerEdit

He coaches his son Cole, as the head coach of Little Caesers Peewee AAA Team in Grand Rapids and was named full-time assistant coach of East Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Michigan, prior to the 2010–11 season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Northern Michigan University CCHA 11 2 1 3 2
1989–90 Northern Michigan University CCHA 34 10 14 24 12
1990–91 Northern Michigan University CCHA 47 19 30 49 18
1991–92 Northern Michigan University CCHA 41 31 50 81 47
1992–93 Kansas City Blades IHL 66 19 40 59 22 9 1 1 2 8
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 1 0 1 0
1993–94 Kansas City Blades IHL 21 12 9 21 18
1993–94 United States National Team Intl 51 22 29 51 36
1994–95 San Diego Gulls IHL 68 24 39 63 22 5 2 2 4 2
1995–96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 77 30 79 109 87 22 9 19 28 22
1996–97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 80 26 65 91 63 10 5 8 13 18
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 76 24 61 85 56 17 6 16 22 10
1998–99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 71 28 43 71 38 15 2 12 14 14
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 78 28 50 78 87 6 2 0 2 4
2000–01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 54 23 42 65 34 9 1 9 10 2
2001–02 Houston Aeros AHL 63 14 37 51 36 12 5 4 9 4
2002–03 Eisbären Berlin DEL 50 22 32 54 74 9 2 5 7 2
2003–04 Eisbären Berlin DEL 45 15 24 39 51 11 5 8 13 10
2004–05 Eisbären Berlin DEL 47 13 27 40 46 12 7 8 15 12
2005–06 Eisbären Berlin DEL 50 14 30 44 36 11 4 7 11 10
2006–07 Eisbären Berlin DEL 51 14 40 54 48 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Eisbären Berlin DEL 39 15 30 45 44 9 3 5 8 10
NHL totals 5 1 0 1 0
IHL totals 591 214 428 642 427 93 28 67 95 80
DEL totals 282 93 183 276 299 55 21 33 54 44

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1994 United States OLY 8 1 4 5 2
Senior totals 8 1 4 5 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1991 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  2. ^ "Northern Michigan University". www.nmuwildcats.com. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  3. ^ "1994 - Lillehammer". Olympics and Paralympics. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Beaufait". www.legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  5. ^ "It's 12 years in making, but 2001 Solar Bears to get banner Saturday". orlandosentinel.com. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  6. ^ Berlin, Eisbären. "Eisbären Berlin :: Statistiken". www.eisbaeren.de. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  7. ^ "East Kentwood hockey assistant Mark Beaufait returns to Germany to have jersey retired". MLive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  8. ^ Berlin, Eisbären. "Eisbären Berlin :: Video Gallery". www.eisbaeren.de. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  9. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Archived from the original on 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2014-06-26.

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