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Mark Bell

Mark Bell

Center
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)
2011-12 Regular Season:
Last game: Scoreless in 6:15 TOI, Feb. 1 vs. DAL
 
- Appeared in his first game with Anaheim and first NHL game since Apr. 5, 2008 w/TOR at MTL, going scoreless with two hits in 4:45 TOI, Jan. 21 vs. OTT
- Recalled from Syracuse (AHL), Jan. 30
- In 34 games with the Crunch, scored 6-9=15 points with 37 PIM
- Scored a season-high two goals (2-0=2), Oct. 26 at Lake Erie in a 7-0 Crunch shutout
- Had a season-high three-game point streak from Oct. 29-Nov. 6 (2-4=6)…the streak included a season-high three-point game (1-2=3), Nov. 5 vs. Richmond
 
Milestones Within Reach:
5 assists to 100 NHL assists
 
SHG - 2011-12: 0; Career: 3
PPG - 2011-12: 0; Career: 17
OT Goals - 2011-12: 0; Career: 1 (Dec. 11, 2003 w/CHI vs. DET)
SO Goals - 2011-12: 0-for-0; Career 0-for-2
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.
Quote of the Day

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness