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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)
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

I think that’s the sign of a good team. When you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes, you still win the hockey game.

— New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano after their win vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series