Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Kolesar
A left-winger with good speed and some offensive flash, Mark Kolesar was unable produce consistently in NHL. Throughout his amateur and pro career he played with spunk and did not shy away from the physical side of the game.

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Kolesar played three years with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings. After scoring 29 goals in 1993-94 he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played most of first three seasons with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL but did start the 1995-96 season in the NHL.

Kolesar scored two goals while seeing spot duty in 21 games for Toronto then scored 22 goals in 52 games with St. John's. The next year he only played seven NHL games and was chiefly a farmhand. Kolesar ventured to Europe in 1998 and played a year in the United Kingdom for the Nottingham Panthers before signing with the Schwenningen Wild Wings of the German Bundesliga.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Neepawa Natives MJHL 44 24 30 54 58
1991-92 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 56 6 7 13 36
1992-93 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 68 27 33 60 110 4 0 0 0 4
1993-94 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 59 29 37 66 131 14 8 3 11 48
1994-95 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 65 12 18 30 62 5 1 0 1 2
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 2 2 4 14 0 3 1 0 1 2
1995-96 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 52 22 13 35 47
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -3
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 62 22 28 50 64 10 1 3 4 6
1997-98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 30 1 9 10 29 -2
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 2 12 14 47 -2 6 1 1 2 0
1998-99 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 13 5 6 11 4
1998-99 Nottingham Panthers Britain 39 15 27 42 54 7 3 6 9 0
1999-00 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 67 11 14 25 78
2000-01 London Knights BH-Cup 10 2 5 7 10
2000-01 London Knights Britain 46 7 19 26 28 8 4 1 5 10
2000-01 London Knights Con-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 London Knights Britain 48 5 20 25 48 7 3 3 6 18
2003-04 Wichita Thunder CHL 64 17 42 59 51 +7 6 1 2 3 8
NHL Totals 28 2 2 4 14 3 1 0 1 2


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, May 24, 1994. Signed as a free agent by London (Britain), August 15, 2000.
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