|Born||July 7, 1971,|
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Asiago Hockey 1935
Grasshopper Club Zürich
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Nikkō Ice Bucks
Kaufmann was born in Japan was there until age 6 when his family moved back to British Columbia. After working his way through the junior programs, Kaufmann began attending Yale University in the fall of 1989. In his first two seasons with the team, Kaufmann played well but the Bulldogs weren't very good, finishing both years with losing records. Yale and Kaufmann began to see a change in 1991 when his point production nearly doubled and the team posted its first winning season in 5 years. The Bulldogs held firm in Kaufmann's final season but he increased his scoring to more than two points per game and was named an All-American. Kaufmann also set a program record for the most points in a season that stands as of 2021.
After graduating, Kaufmann began his professional career with Asiago but then joined Team Canada for parts of three years. At the tail end of the 1996 season, he signed on with the Portland Pirates and helped the team reach the Calder Cup finals that year. Despite producing in postseason, Kaufmann returned to Europe after the season and played for three teams over the course of the next three years.
In 1999 the Nikkō Ice Bucks were reestablished after a financial crisis and Kaufmann got a chance to return to his first home. He played parts of four years with the club, leading the Bucks in scoring three times, and retired in 2003.
While he had been pursuing his hockey career, Kaufmann had been working part-time as a software designer. As his playing career was coming to a close, he transitioned into linguistic training and worked with the Linguistic Institute until co-founding his own company, LingQ in 2007. He continued to work as the CEO of LingQ while also serving as President of KP Logix, a software company located in the Vancouver area.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||HC Asiago||Serie A||20||13||18||31||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Grasshopper Club Zürich||NLB||38||31||46||77||24||5||2||2||4||2|
|1998–99||Grasshopper Club Zürich||NLB||40||26||29||55||36||3||1||1||2||4|
|1998–99||SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers||NLA||—||—||—||—||—||3||0||0||0||0|
|1999–00||Nikkō Ice Bucks||JIHL||15||7||7||14||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Nikkō Ice Bucks||JIHL||40||25||30||55||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Nikkō Ice Bucks||JIHL||38||28||36||64||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Nikkō Ice Bucks||JIHL||22||15||17||32||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team||1989–90|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1991–92|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1992–93|||
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||1992–93|||
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org.
- "Learn English: English LingQ Podcast #3: Mark Kaufmann Talks About His Hockey Career", YouTube, December 15, 2020.
- YALE MEN'S HOCKEY RESULTS, 1895 -2019. Yale Bulldogs.
- YALE HOCKEY RECORDS, STAT LEADER. Yale Bulldogs.
- Mark kaufmann. Linked In.[self-published]
- "ECAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives.
- "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or ESPN.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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