Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Pederson
While with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL from 1984 to 1988, Mark Pederson looked like an extremely bright prospect who might go on to excel at the NHL level. In his final season with the club, he netted 111 points in only 62 games.

The Montreal Canadiens made him their first pick in the 1986 Entry Draft. Upon turning pro with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the AHL, the lanky winger picked up just about where he left off in Medicine Hat. He had no trouble making the transition from junior to the minor pro level with a stick that spoke regularly to the scoring sheets.

But once Pederson got a decent shot at the NHL, it soon became apparent that the offensive touch he'd known in the minors wasn't going to translate effectively to the big leagues. After a season and a half with the Habs, he was traded to the Flyers where he put in a very solid campaign in 1991-92. He potted 40 points in 58 games and finished the campaign at a +14.

From there, however, Pederson's ice time and effectiveness fell into decline. He lasted only 14 more games in a Flyers' sweater before being sent to the San Jose Sharks where he completed the season. During the summer that followed, he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings but was only able to hang in for two games before he was dispatched to the AHL

The move marked the beginning of a lengthy minor-league and international career where he represented such clubs as the Adirondack Red Wings, Kalamazoo Wings, VSV Villach in Austria, Zurich SC in Switzerland, the Krefeld Penguins, Manheim Eagles, and his current team, the Hanover Scorpions in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Medicine Hat Cable Vision AMHL 42 43 47 90 64
1983-84 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 3 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 42 40 82 63 10 3 2 5 0
1985-86 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 46 60 106 46 25 12 6 18 25
1986-87 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 69 56 46 102 58 20 19 7 26 14
1986-87 Medicine Hat Tigers M-Cup 5 0 3 3 6
1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 62 53 58 111 55 16 13 6 19 16
1987-88 Canada WJC-A 7 1 2 3 4
1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers M-Cup 5 5 4 9 4
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 75 43 38 81 53 6 7 5 12 4
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 72 53 42 95 60 11 10 8 18 19
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Fr-Tour 4 2 0 2 2
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 8 15 23 18 +3
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 2 1 3 5 -8
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 15 25 40 22 +14
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 3 4 7 6 -2
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 27 7 3 10 22 -20
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 62 52 45 97 37 12 4 7 11 10
1994-95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 75 31 32 63 47 16 8 4 12 2
1995-96 EC VSV Villach Austria 34 28 32 60 52
1996-97 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 30 7 4 11 26
1996-97 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 5 1 1 2 4
1996-97 Zurcher SC Swiss 9 7 3 10 4 5 1 3 4 30
1997-98 Hannover Scorpions Germany 47 20 38 58 61 4 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 50 21 27 48 40 4 3 1 4 4
1999-00 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 44 20 17 37 80 3 2 0 2 4
2000-01 Adler Mannheim Germany 42 7 7 14 16 11 3 5 8 4
2001-02 Hannover Scorpions Germany 54 18 10 28 32
2002-03 San Diego Gulls WCHL 60 39 33 72 34 +20 12 6 10 16 2
2003-04 San Diego Gulls ECHL 70 44 37 81 38 +15 3 2 0 2 0
2004-05 San Diego Gulls ECHL 48 13 21 34 34 -4
NHL Totals 169 35 50 85 77 2 0 0 0 0


WHL East First All-Star Team (1987)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1988)
AHL First All-Star Team (1990, 1994)
WCHL First All-Star Team (2003) ECHL Second All-Star Team (2004) ECHL - Sportsmanship Award (2004)
Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Jim Campbell) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 15, 1991. Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia with future considerations for Dave Snuggerud, December 19, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 23, 1993.