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Mark Visentin
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
192 lb (87 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Phoenix Coyotes
Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
Born August 7 1992 (1992-08-07) (age 24),
Waterdown, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2010
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career TBA – present

Mark Visentin (born August 7, 1992) is a Canadian major junior ice hockey player currently playing for the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was selected 27th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and was the second goaltender taken in the draft. Visentin represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships, starting four games in the tournament, and finishing second.

Hockey careerEdit


Visentin played his minor hockey with the Halton Hurricanes, winning a provincial PeeWee AAA championship in 2002–03.[1] He was selected by the Niagara Ice Dogs in the third round (54th overall) of the 2008 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection.[2]


Visentin made his Ontario Hockey League (OHL) debut for the Niagara Ice Dogs during the 2008–09 season. He played in 23 games, winning five.[3] In the 2009–10 season Visentin saw increased playing time, appearing in 55 games and winning 24.[3] After the season, Visentin was ranked fourth among North American goalies by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[2] He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round (27th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 USA

Visentin's first experience with Hockey Canada resulted in a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.[1] During the summer of 2010, Visentin spent time in the summer at Team Canada's summer development camp, as well as Hockey Canada's goaltender camp.[1] After Canada's tryout camp in December, Visentin made Canada's team for the 2011 World Junior Championships.[5] Olivier Roy was Canada's starting goalie for most of the tournament, but Visentin replaced him after a loss to Sweden. Visentin won against Switzerland in the quarterfinals, and the United States in the semi-finals, securing his spot as Canada's number one goalie for the gold medal game against Russia.[6] After the semi-final against the United States, Visentin was named Canada's player of the game.[7] In the final, Russia scored five goals in the third period on Visentin to capture the gold medal, 5-3. After the game, Visentin struggled to explain what had happened, "There's really no words to describe it."[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Growing up, Visentin's favourite hockey team was the Montreal Canadiens, and his favourite player was Carey Price.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Team League GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L OTL SV SV%
2007–08 Halton Hurricanes Midget OMHA 44 1980 98 3 0 2.22
2008–09 Niagara IceDogs OHL 23 1099 78 1 0 4.26 5 11 3 528 0.871
2009–10 Niagara IceDogs OHL 55 3209 160 5 0 2.99 24 26 5 1637 0.911
2010–11 Niagara IceDogs OHL 46 2714 114 4 4 2.52 30 9 2 1255 0.917
OHL totals 124 7022 352 10 4 3.01 59 46 814 3420 0.907


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mark Visentin. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Visentin, Mark. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mark Visentin Niagara Ice Dogs. Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  4. Coyotes Select Mark Visentin 27th overall in 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Phoenix Coyotes (2010-06-25). Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  5. Visentin Named to Team Canada. Niagara Ice Dogs (2010-12-15). Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  6. Pyette, Ryan (2011-01-04). Net gains for junior finalists. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  7. Best Players Per Game. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  8. Late collapse costs Canada gold at World Juniors. Canadian Broadcast Corporation (2011-01-05). Archived from the original on 2011-01-11. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.

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Preceded by
Brandon Gormley
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Connor Murphy

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