Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Ferner
Defenceman Mark Ferner was an NHL farmhand for six years in the 1980s and '90s. He played 50 of his 91 career games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993-94. Ferner's strong suit was taking the body and making crisp outlet passes to his forwards.

The native of Regina, Saskatchewan played three years with the Kamloops Junior Oilers/Blazers from 1982 to 1985. He was selected 202nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres after his first year of junior in 1983. Ferner scored 54 points his last year with Kamloops before turning in a solid season with the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1985-86. Apart from a 13-game recall in 1986-87, Ferner played 186 games in the minors during his first three pro seasons.

Prior to the 1989-90 season, Ferner was shipped to the Washington Capitals. He played only nine games for the Caps but was a solid defender and playmaker on the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL. He was part of the minor league systems of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators before his selection by Anaheim in the 1993 Expansion Draft.

Ferner scored eight points in 50 games and fit in well with the defensive scheme used by the Ducks in their first year. He spent most of the lockout-shortened season with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL then was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings as insurance on the blueline. After playing two years in the IHL, Ferner joined the Kassel Huskies of the German league briefly before returning to the "I" with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. He split the 2000-01 season between the Houston Aeros of the IHL and the Schwenningen Wild Wings of Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Regina Loggers SAHA
1982-83 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 69 6 15 21 81 7 0 0 0 7
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 72 9 30 39 169 14 1 8 9 20
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers M-Cup 4 0 1 1 20
1984-85 Kamloops Blazers WHL 69 15 39 54 91 15 4 9 13 21
1985-86 Rochester Americans AHL 63 3 14 17 87
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 0 3 3 9 +2
1986-87 Rochester Americans AHL 54 0 12 12 157
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 69 1 25 26 165 7 1 4 5 31
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 55 0 18 18 97
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 74 7 28 35 76 11 1 2 3 21
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 4 -2
1990-91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 61 14 40 54 38 6 1 4 5 24
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 57 7 38 45 67
1991-92 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 15 1 8 9 6 14 2 14 16 38
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 34 5 7 12 69
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 26 0 15 15 34 11 1 2 3 8
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 50 3 5 8 30 -16
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 14 0 1 1 6 -4
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 46 3 12 15 51
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 43 4 18 22 37 23 4 10 14 8
1996-97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 61 12 18 30 55
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 17 2 6 8 31 18 3 4 7 6
1997-98 Kassel Huskies Germany 9 1 1 2 12
1997-98 Kassel Huskies EuroHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 65 1 30 31 66 +12 16 2 11 13 10
1998-99 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 59 2 24 26 78 -4 8 1 3 4 14
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 25 2 6 8 20 +6
1999-00 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 21 2 3 5 30
2000-01 Long Beach Ice Dogs WCHL 19 2 13 15 24 7 0 6 6 2
NHL Totals 91 3 10 13 51


WHL West First All-Star Team (1985)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1991)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo for Scott McCrory, June 1, 1989. Traded to Toronto by Washington for cash, February 27, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 6, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Ottawa in Expansion Draft, June, 24, 1993. Traded to Detroit by Anaheim with Stu Grimson and Anaheim's 6th round choice (Magnus Nilsson) in 1996 Entry Draft for Mike Sillinger and Jason York, April 4, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Schwenningen (Germany) following release by Houston (IHL), December 10, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (WCHL), August 10, 2000.