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Mark Napier

Mark Napier

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: January 28, 1957
BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: MTL / 1977 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
OMJHL First All-Star Team (1975) Lou Kaplan Trophy (WHA Rookie of the Year) (1976) Signed as an underage free agent by Toronto (WHA), May, 1975. Transferred to Birmingham (WHA) after Toronto (WHA) franchise relocated, June 30, 1976. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Keith Acton and Toronto's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Ken Hodge Jr.) in 1984 Entry Draft for Bobby Smith, October 28, 1983. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Gord Sherven and Terry Martin, January 24, 1985. Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton with Lee Fogolin Jr. and Edmonton's 4th round choice (John Bradley) in 1987 Entry Draft for Normand Lacombe, Wayne Van Dorp and Buffalo's 4th round choice (Peter Eriksson) in 1987 Entry Draft, March 6, 1987.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres