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Mark Rycroft
Mark Rycroft
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 12 1978 (1978-07-12) (age 38),
Penticton, BC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2000 – 2008

Mark Rycroft (born July 12 1978, in Penticton, British Columbia) is a former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche.

Playing careerEdit

Prior to playing professional hockey, Rycroft played two seasons with Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL and three collegiate seasons at the University of Denver. Rycroft signed his first NHL contract with the St. Louis Blues on May 15, 2000.

In the 2001–02 season, Mark made his NHL debut with the Blues. During the lockout of 2004–05, he played for the Diables Rouges de Briançon in the Ligue Magnus. He was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year deal on July 12, 2006. After playing the 2006–07 season with the Avalanche, Rycroft was assigned to affiliate the Lake Erie Monsters to start the 2007–08 season.

On January 22, 2008, Rycroft was traded by the Avalanche to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Darcy Campbell and Philippe Dupuis. He was assigned to the Blue Jacket affiliate, Syracuse Crunch and never played a game for Columbus. On July 17, 2008, Rycroft signed with Dynamo Minsk of the newly formed KHL in Russia, but was later released without having played a game for the team.

Rycroft is currently a TV studio analyst for Altitude Sports and Entertainment, the local affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.

AwardsEdit

  • 1997–98 WCHA All-Rookie Team

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 17 28 45 28
1996–97 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 58 32 35 67 79
1997–98 University of Denver WCHA 35 15 17 32 28
1998–99 University of Denver WCHA 41 19 18 37 36
1999–00 University of Denver WCHA 41 17 17 34 87
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 71 24 26 50 68 11 2 5 7 4
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 66 12 19 31 68 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 0 3 3 4
2002–03 Worcester IceCats AHL 45 8 18 26 35 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 9 12 21 32 3 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Diables Rouges de Briançon FRA 13 8 8 16 18 4 2 1 3 0
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 6 4 10 46
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 6 6 12 31
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 30 1 6 7 17
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 34 3 10 13 10 13 2 2 4 4
NHL totals 226 21 25 46 113 3 0 0 0 2

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