Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Beaufait
Born on May 13th, 1970, Mark Beaufait, a native of Royal Oak, Michigan went on to play for his home state during his productive college hockey career.

Beaufait spent four seasons with Northern Michigan University where the centre improved his point totals each season, including an explosive 31 goals and 75 points in just 39 games his final season. His big numbers in college caught the attention of the San Jose Sharks who made Beaufait their 2nd selection in the 1991 NHL Supplemental Draft.

During the 1992-93 season, Beaufait made his NHL debut with the Sharks, appearing in five games and scoring a goal. Beaufait spent the rest of that season with the Kansas City Blades of the International Hockey League. The following season, Beaufait chose to leave professional hockey and join the U.S. National team in an effort to secure a spot on the Olympic roster. Beaufait produced at a point a game pace for the National team through 51 games and secured a spot for the Olympics, where he notched a goal and four assists in eight games.

After a season with the IHL's San Diego Gulls in 1994-95, Beaufait began a highly productive stint with the Orlando Solar Bears. He was an offensive force during his six seasons with Solar Bears and was able to capture a Turner Cup Championship in 2001.

On July 16th of that year, Mark Beaufait signed a contract with the Minnesota Wild. Unable to crack the NHL roster, he joined the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate in Houston for the 2001-02 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Redford Royals NAHL
1988-89 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 11 2 1 3 2
1989-90 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 34 10 14 24 12
1990-91 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 47 19 30 49 18
1991-92 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 39 31 44 75 43
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 1 0 1 0 -1
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 66 19 40 59 22 9 1 1 2 8
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 51 22 29 51 36
1993-94 United States Olympics 8 1 4 5 2
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 21 12 9 21 18
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 68 24 39 63 22 5 2 2 4 2
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 77 30 79 109 87 22 9 19 28 22
1996-97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 80 26 65 91 63 10 5 8 13 18
1997-98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 76 24 61 85 56 +22 17 6 16 22 10
1998-99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 71 28 43 71 38 -14 15 2 12 14 14
1999-00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 78 28 49 77 87 +14 6 2 0 2 4
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 54 23 42 65 34 +9 9 1 9 10 2
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 63 14 37 51 36 +11 12 5 4 9 4
2002-03 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 50 22 32 54 74 9 2 5 7 2
2003-04 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 45 15 24 39 51 11 5 8 13 10
2004-05 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 47 13 27 40 46 12 7 8 15 12
2005-06 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 50 14 30 44 36 11 4 7 11 10
2006-07 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 51 14 40 54 48 3 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 39 15 30 45 44 9 3 5 8 10
2008-09 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 52 17 28 45 56 11 3 5 8 8
NHL Totals 5 1 0 1 0


Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S. Born Rookie of the Year - IHL) (1993)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1997)
Signed as a free agent by San Diego (IHL), August 30, 1994. Selected by Orlando (IHL) from San Diego (IHL) in IHL Expansion Draft, July 13, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 16, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin, (Germany), May 3, 2002.
Surname(s) beginning with