Mark Visheau

Mark Andrew Visheau (born June 27, 1973 in Burlington, Ontario) is a retired professional hockey player who played briefly in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets and the Los Angeles Kings between 1993 and 1999. He played defense and shot right-handed.

Mark Visheau
Born (1973-06-27) June 27, 1973 (age 48)
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 84th overall, 1992
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1993–1999

Visheau's imposing size (6'6, 235 lbs) made him a strong defenceman and a hot prospect. After playing with the London Knights of the OHL for two years Visheau was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round, 84th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted Visheau returned to the Knights for one more year before joining the Moncton Hawks of the AHL for the 1993–94 season. Visheau also made his NHL debut that year, playing in one game with the Jets.

The next few years saw Visheau bounce around in the minors. He made stops with the Springfield Falcons, Minnesota Moose, Cape Breton Oilers, Quebec Rafales, and the Milwaukee Admirals among other teams. Visheau finally earned another shot in the NHL when he signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in 1997. For the 1998–99 season Visheau earned a spot on the Kings roster and played 28 games with the team. However, a urinary tract infection and surgical error in cutting his muscles during urinary tract surgery put an end to the season for Visheau. After missing the entire 1999–00 season, Visheau retired from hockey.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Burlington Cougars COJHL 42 11 22 33 53
1990–91 London Knights OHL 59 4 11 15 40 7 0 1 1 6
1991–92 London Knights OHL 66 5 31 36 104 10 0 4 4 27
1992–93 London Knights OHL 62 8 52 60 88 12 0 5 5 26
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Moncton Hawks AHL 48 4 5 9 58
1994–95 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 0 4 4 94
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 8 0 0 0 30
1995–96 Minnesota Moose IHL 10 0 0 0 25
1995–96 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL 7 1 2 3 14 7 0 3 3 4
1996–97 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 15 1 5 6 61
1996–97 Quebec Rafales IHL 64 3 10 13 173 9 1 1 2 11
1997–98 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 72 4 12 16 227
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 1 3 4 107
NHL totals 29 1 3 4 107

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