|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
Minnesota North Stars
|Born||January 28, 1957,|
North York, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1977|
|Pro Career||1975 – 1993|
Mark Napier (born January 28, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional player who played over a thousand professional games between the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association. An alumnus of the Toronto Marlboros organization, Napier turned pro as a teenager for the Toronto Toros of the WHA and also played for the Birmingham Bulls. After the WHA folded, Napier joined the Montreal Canadiens. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars before joining the Edmonton Oilers, winning his second Cup with them in 1985. In 1987 he was traded again, and would finish his career in North America in a Buffalo Sabres uniform before playing three seasons in Italy.
He then signed as an underage player with the WHA's Toronto Toros in 1975. He spent one season (1975-76) with the Toros (winning the Lou Kaplan Trophy as Rookie of the Year) and then two seasons with the Birmingham Bulls when they moved from Toronto. In the meantime he was picked 1st by the Montreal Canadiens, 10th overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft.
Napier finally joined the Canadiens in 1978-79 when he helped them win a Stanley Cup. In the early 1980's he became an offensive star withe the Habs.
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 1975-76: Lou Kaplan Trophy, WHA Rookie of the Year
- 1978-79: NHL - Stanley Cup (Montreal
- 1984–85: NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
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