Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Wotton
Mark Wotton was born November 16, 1973 in Foxwarren, Manitoba. The 11th choice, 237th overall, of the Vancouver Canucks, Wotton was a member of the Foxwarren Blades of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association before joining the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.

From 1989 to 1994, Wotton was a member of the Saskatoon Blades where he led the Canadian Hockey League in plus-minus (+66) and was a WHL East Second Team All-Star in 1994. In his five seasons with the Blades, Wotton took part in two WHL Finals losing in 1992 to the Kamloops Blazers and again 1994 to the same Blazers.

Wotton joined the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL in 1994-95 and recorded 41 points in his rookie season. Although he spent the majority of the season in Syracuse, he made his NHL debut with the Canucks that same year. A return to Syracuse awaited Wotton in 1995-96 where he improved on his offensive totals from the previous year, scoring ten goals and 35 assists for 45 points.

In 1996-97, Wotton played in 36 regular season games with Vancouver while playing 27 with Syracuse. In his 36 games with the Canucks, Wotton scored his first NHL goal and finished the season with three to go with six assists. He returned to the Crunch for the 1997-98 season, while playing in only five games with the Canucks, before spending one last season with Syracuse in 1998-99.

A free agent signing with the Dallas Stars in the summer of 1999, Wotton was assigned to the Michigan K-Wings of the IHL before making his debut with the Stars the following season. The Utah Grizzlies became the Stars' IHL affiliate in 2000-01 and Mark Wotton played the majority of the season with the Grizzlies, while playing in one game with the Stars.

When the 2001-02 season began, Wotton was a member of the Utah Grizzlies of the AHL and had played in 47 career regular season and playoff games in the NHL, registering nine career points.

Following parts of four seasons with the Utah Grizzlies, Wotton spent a season over-seas competing in St. Petersburg, Russia prior to signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Foxwarren Blades MAHA 60 10 30 40 70
1989-90 Saskatoon Blades WHL 51 2 3 5 31 7 1 1 2 15
1990-91 Saskatoon Blades WHL 45 4 11 15 37
1991-92 Saskatoon Blades WHL 64 11 25 36 62 21 2 6 8 22
1992-93 Saskatoon Blades WHL 71 15 51 66 90 9 6 5 11 18
1993-94 Saskatoon Blades WHL 65 12 34 46 108 16 3 12 15 32
1994-95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 75 12 29 41 50
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1 5 0 0 0 4
1995-96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 80 10 35 45 96 15 1 12 13 20
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 3 6 9 19 +8
1996-97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 27 2 8 10 25 2 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 0 0 0 6 -2
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 12 21 33 80 -4 5 0 0 0 12
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 4 31 35 74 -34
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 70 3 7 10 72 -9
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 63 2 2 4 64 +2
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 57 9 18 27 68 +5 4 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 69 8 26 34 68 -1 2 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 23 1 3 4 25 -4
2004-05 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 50 3 4 7 36
2005-06 Hershey Bears AHL 69 7 19 26 58 +16 14 0 4 4 6
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 78 9 24 33 56 -10
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 69 2 18 20 54 -11
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 73 5 16 21 40 +13 5 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 77 3 23 26 42 +1 5 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 71 3 7 10 84 -24
NHL Totals 43 3 6 9 25 5 0 0 0 4


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1994) Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 9, 1999.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to a knee injury vs. Cincinnati (AHL), December 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), July 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 27, 2006.
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