Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Astley
Astley won a silver medal for Canada at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer just a few months after making his NHL debut on October 12, 1993 for the Sabres. He had shown some scoring promise at Lake Superior State University where he played four years and was drafted by Buffalo 194th overall in 1989.

Astley failed to make the Sabres immediately, though, so he went to Europe to play for a couple of years, playing for teams in the Swiss league. He then played for parts of two years with Canada's National team in preparation for Lillehammer, after which he joined the Sabres part-time for the next two seasons.

Astley played all of 1995-1996 with Buffalo, his only legitimate year in the NHL, but the Sabres released him at season's end. He signed with Los Angeles, but the Kings also relegated him to the minors, and after a year he returned to Europe, in 1997, after it became apparent he wasn't going to make it full-time in North America.

Over the past six years, the Calgary, Alberta native has been playing in Lugano, Switerland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Calgary Royals AMHL
1987-88 Calgary Canucks AJHL 52 25 39 64 106 25 9 12 21
1988-89 Lake Superior State CCHA 42 3 12 15 26
1989-90 Lake Superior State CCHA 43 7 25 32 29
1990-91 Lake Superior State CCHA 45 19 27 46 50
1991-92 Lake Superior State CCHA 39 11 36 47 65
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 11 2 2 4 6
1992-93 HC Lugano Swiss 30 10 12 22 57
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 22 4 14 18 14
1993-94 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 23 5 9 14 17
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 13 4 8 12 6
1993-94 Canada Olympics 8 0 1 1 4
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 2 1 3 12 -2 2 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Rochester Americans AHL 46 5 24 29 49 3 0 2 2 2
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 2 18 20 80 -12
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 52 6 11 17 43
1997-98 HC Lugano Swiss 19 1 5 6 19 4 0 1 1 0
1998-99 HC Lugano Swiss 41 3 2 5 30 16 1 3 4 33
1999-00 HC Lugano Swiss 40 1 13 14 46 13 0 5 5 14
1999-00 HC Lugano EuroHL 6 0 1 1 8 4 0 0 0 4
2000-01 HC Lugano Swiss 5 1 3 4 2 18 1 2 3 12
2001-02 HC Lugano Swiss 37 0 10 10 83 13 2 3 5 10
2002-03 HC Lugano Swiss 38 4 16 20 93 16 0 4 4 38
2003-04 HC Lugano Swiss 42 6 12 18 95 13 1 4 5 58
2004-05 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 44 1 8 9 36 6 0 0 0 4
2005-06 EHC Basel Swiss 43 6 9 15 76 5 0 1 1 12
2006-07 EHC Basel Swiss 29 4 7 11 90 13 3 3 6 14
NHL Totals 75 4 19 23 92 2 0 0 0 0


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1991)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1992)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1992)
NCAA All-Tournament Team (1992)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 6, 1996.
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