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Mark Napier
Position Right wing
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams WHA
Toronto Toros
Birmingham Bulls
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1957-01-28)January 28, 1957,
North York, Ontario, Canada
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1977
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1975 – 1993

Mark Napier (born January 28, 1957) is a Canadian former 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.

Napier spent two seasons (1973-75) with the junior Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League, winning the Memorial Cup in 1974-75.

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.

In 1983 he was traded with Keith Acton to the Minnesota North Stars for Bobby Smith. In 1985 he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. There he won his second Stanley Cup in 1984-85.

1987 saw him traded to his last NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres. In 1989, he left the NHL and went to Italy where he spent four seasons playing for various teams. He retired in 1993.

After his career ended he spent a couple seasons as head coach of the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

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