Mark Scheifele
North American Skater
LAST CLUB TEAM: Barrie, OHL
POSITION: Centre
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 182
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 15 March 1993
HOMETOWN: Kitchener, ON
BORN IN: Kitchener, ON, CAN
MID RANK: 21
FINAL RANK: 16
• In 2010-11, he led all Ontario Hockey League rookies with 53 assists and was fourth with 75 points (22-53--75) in 66 games. Scheifele finished the season strong – he had 11 of his 22 goals in the last 18 games.

• Scheifele’s breakout season continued at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships. He led all Canadian forwards and was named one of Team Canada’s best players of the tournament after he recorded six goals and eight points (6-2--8) in seven games.

• He had accepted a four-year scholarship to Cornell University after completing a successful year playing Junior B with the Kitchener Dutchmen in 2009-10, but a trade from Saginaw to Barrie changed the course of his career and he decided to play in the OHL with Barrie.

• He played the first six years of 'AAA' hockey, up to minor bantam, on defense. He played one game on forward and he hasn't returned to the blue line since -- "One game my coach decided to put me on forward because we were kind of struggling offensively, I think I got four goals, so he decided to keep me up for a couple games, and I started to like it".

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)
Shootout move: “Datsyuk’s Move”
Goal celebration: “Bow and Arrow”
Music artist: Taylor Swift
Website: NHL.com
Book: “A Beautiful Machine” by Graeme Fife
Pump-up song: “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor
Home-cooked meal: Pasta
Activity away from the rink: Mini Sticks