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Mark Astley
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
189 lb (86 kg)
Born March 30 1969 (1969-03-30) (age 47),
Calgary, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 194th overall, 1989
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1992 – 2007
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver Lillehammer 1994 Team Competition

Mark Astley (born March 30, 1969 in Calgary, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the tenth round, 194th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He retired at the end of the 2006–2007 season.

He played Tier II Junior "A" hockey for the Calgary Canucks in 1987-88 and then went to L:ake Superior State University until 1991-92, when he joined the Canadian National Team near the end of the season.

In 1992-93 and 1993-94 Astley played for Swiss Nationalliga A teams as well as the Canadian National team. In 1994 he won a silver medal with the Canadian team at the Olympics.

After the Olympics he finally joined the Buffalo Sabres. He was a part-timer in 1994-95 and played the entire 1995-96 season for Buffalo. But the team released him in 1996. Astley then signed with the Los Angeles Kings but they sent him down for the season to the Phoenix Roadrunners.

The next season (1997-98) Astley went to Switzerland and played in that country until his retirement in 2007.

In his NHL career, Astley played in 75 games, all for Buffalo. He scored four goals and added nineteen assists.

Astley won a silver medal playing for Canada in the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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