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John Garrison Marks (b. March 22 1948 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional defenceman and actual head coach who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Marks was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft from the University of North Dakota. He would go on to play 657 NHL games, all of them with the Hawks, where he left his mark as a very consistant and reliable player. On two distinct occasions, he reached a career-high of 21 goals.

A year after his retirement in 1982, Marks took on coaching duties with the University of Notre Dame. In 1987, he took the job as head coach of the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL. Marks joined the Indianapolis Ice in 1991; two seasons later, it was the Charlotte Checkers, whom he lead to the ECHL championship in 1996. He did the feat again in 2002, this time with the Greenville Grrrowl. In 2006, Marks joined the Fayetteville FireAntz as head coach.

Son Logan Marks

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Playing[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1966-67 St. James Braves MJHL 6 1 3 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 33 3 6 9 16
1968-69 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 29 6 26 32 38
1969-70 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 30 5 14 19 34
1970-71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 66 3 16 19 49 10 0 4 4 14
1971-72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 72 8 35 43 105 12 1 2 3 8
1972-73 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1973-74 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1974-75 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1975-76 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1976-77 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1977-78 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1978-79 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1979-80 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1980-81 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL
1981-82 Chicago Blackhawks NHL
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL
NHL Totals 657 112 163 275 330 57 5 9 14 60

Coaching[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1982-83 North Dakota WCHA Asst 2nd Lost Semi
1983-84 North Dakota WCHA Asst 2nd Lost Final
NCAA Asst -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Lost Semi
1984-85 North Dakota WCHA Asst 4th Lost Semi
1985-86 North Dakota WCHA Asst 6th Lost Qtr Final
1986-87 North Dakota WCHA Asst 1st Won League
NCAA Asst -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Won National
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL Head 82 37 33 - 12 86 5th East 13 7 6 Lost Semi
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL Head 82 39 36 - 7 85 4th East 6 2 4 Lost Qtr Final
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL Head 82 53 23 - 6 112 2nd East 10 6 4 Lost Div Final
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL Head 82 52 29 - 1 105 1st East 11 6 5 Lost Div Final
1991-92 Indianapolis Ice IHL Head 82 31 41 - 10 72 5th East DNQ
1992-93 Indianapolis Ice IHL Head 66 28 34 - 4 60 - -
1993-94 Charlotte Checkers ECHL Head 68 39 25 - 4 82 4th East 3 1 2 Lost Round 1
1994-95 Charlotte Checkers ECHL Head 68 37 22 - 9 83 3rd East 3 0 3 Lost Round 1
1995-96 Charlotte Checkers ECHL Head 70 45 21 - 4 94 2nd East 16 13 3 Won League
1996-97 Charlotte Checkers ECHL Head 70 35 28 - 7 77 5th East 3 0 3 Lost Round 1
1997-98 Charlotte Checkers ECHL Head 70 35 24 - 11 81 2nd SE 7 3 4 Lost Conf Semi
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice ECHL Head - th

Head Coach[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
2010-11 Winkler Flyers MJHL Head 62 38 17 - 7 83 1st Addison 12 6 6 Lost Div Final

Managing[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
2010-11 Winkler Flyers MJHL 62 38 17 - 7 83 1st Addison 12 6 6 Lost Div Final

Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association (1987)
  • NCAA Division I National Hockey Championship (1987)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

External links[edit | edit source]

John Marks's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft picks
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