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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.

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 and spent one season (1975-76) with the Toros and then two seasons with the Brimingham Bulls (the moved Toronto Toros). 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 variuos 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.

Awards & Achievements

External links

  • Mark Napier's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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