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Quick Facts: Mark Shoemaker

by Ann Frazier / San Jose Sharks

With the 180th pick of the NHL Draft, the Sharks select defenseman Mark Shoemaker.

  1. Shoemaker is a prototypical shutdown defenseman. Standing at 6'2" and weighing in at 208lbs, Shoemaker uses his size to neutralize opposing teams' forwards.
     
  2. Mark Shoemaker scored 4 goals and 9 assists this season for the North Bay Battalion.
     
  3. Hockey isn't the only subject Shoemaker excels at. He was named as the OHL's Central Division Academic Player of the Month for October.
     
  4. He is not a maker of shoes, as far as we know.
     
  5. Shoemaker hails from Mississauga, ON. Notable NHL players from his hometown include Brad Boyes, Johnny Bower, Paul Coffey, Paul Henderson, Manny Malhotra, Jason Spezza, Matt Stajan, Ryan Strome, and John Tavares.
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