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2015 NHL Draft
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Mark Bell

Mark Bell  #28

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NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: August 5, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: St. Pauls, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: CHI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Trondheim (Norway), November 6, 2004. Traded to San Jose by Chicago for Tom Preissing and Josh Hennessy, July 10, 2006. Traded to Toronto by San Jose with Vesa Toskala for Toronto's 1st (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Lars Eller) and 2nd (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Aaron Palushaj) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Craig Smith) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 22, 2007. Suspended by NHL for 15 games for substance abuse violations. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to facial injury at Pittsburgh, January 3, 2008. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Toronto, February 25, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), October 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 20, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), September 19, 2012.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft