Mark Friedman
Born (1995-12-25)December 25, 1995,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 86th overall, 2014
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2017–present


Mark Isaac Friedman[1] (born December 25, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the 3rd round the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers, the 86th overall pick of the draft.[2] Prior to turning professional, Friedman played for the Bowling Green Falcons for three seasons where he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and First Team All-WCHA.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

After being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Friedman began his freshman year at Bowling Green State University where he played for the Bowling Green Falcons.[3] At the conclusion of his freshman year, Friedman was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and the Falcons' co-Rookie of the Year.[1] Following his successful freshman campaign, Friedman was invited to the Flyers prospect and development camp before the 2015–16 season.[3] The following season, Friedman was named to the First Team All-WCHA.[4]

Friedman signed an entry level contract with the Flyers on March 21, 2017, and was reassigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.[5]

He made his NHL debut on April 6, 2019.[6]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Friedman was born in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Jeff and Joanne.[1] Friedman is Jewish.[7][8] His hometown is Toronto.[1]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 64 8 27 35 44 5 2 3 5 2
2013–14 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 51 10 30 40 30 12 0 7 7 4
2014–15 Bowling Green State University WCHA 39 2 17 19 75
2015–16 Bowling Green State University WCHA 42 6 17 23 40
2016–17 Bowling Green State University WCHA 40 8 18 26 28
2016–17 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 1 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 65 2 14 16 18 13 2 0 2 8
2018–19 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 75 5 21 26 68
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 45 3 15 18 30
2019–20 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 2

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2014–15 [9]
All-WCHA First Team 2015–16 [10]
All-WCHA Third Team 2016–17 [11]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mark Friedman. Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
  2. Mark Friedman - Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 15 May 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 On crowded defense, Mark Friedman not feeling any pressure (July 16, 2015). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  4. Friedman, Nell named to All-WCHA first-team; Walker, Cooper also honored (March 10, 2016). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  5. Flyers Sign D Mark Friedman to Entry-Level Contract (March 21, 2017). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  6. Hall, Jordan (April 5, 2019). Flyers call up Mark Friedman for 2018-19 regular season finale. NBC Sports Philadelphia. Retrieved on April 7, 2019.
  7. "TORONTO TEEN TAKEN BY FLYERS IN NHL DRAFT", Canadian Jewish News, August 26, 2014. Retrieved on October 2, 2018. 
  8. @BGFalconHockey (May 4, 2015). Congratulations to Mark Friedman on being named an All-American by the Jewish Sports Report!.
  9. "Awards - NCAA (WCHA) Rookie All-Star Team". Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2018-11-15.
  10. "Awards - NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team". Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2018-11-15.
  11. "Awards - NCAA (WCHA) Third All-Star Team". Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2018-11-15.

External links[edit | edit source]


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