Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Marks
Left-winger John Marks was a consistent two-way worker who could find the back of the net fairly regularly. He spent his entire 657-game NHL tenure with the Chicago Black Hawks where he was lauded for his consistency.

The native of Hamiota, Manitoba was chosen ninth overall by Chicago at the 1968 Amateur Draft after a solid freshman season at the University of North Dakota. He spent three years with the Fighting Sioux before spending a pair of seasons as a grinding forward on the CHL's Dallas Black Hawks.

The Hawks introduced the youngster to the NHL as a defenceman in 1972-73. He played within his means and helped the team reach the Stanley Cup finals. Over the next few years, he moved back to forward and was one of the Hawks' best forecheckers while contributing more on offense and seeing time on the second power play unit. In 1975-76, he hit the 20-goal mark for the first time while teaming with Stan Mikita and Cliff Korroll.

As the Hawks rebuilt in the late '70s, Marks continued to work hard in the corners and work diligently up and down his wing. By 1980-81, his ice time was decreasing but he was valued for his leadership. The next year he spent most of his time with the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers before retiring. In 1982-83, he tried coaching for a year with Kalamazoo K-Wings of the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 St. James Braves MJHL 6 1 3 4 0
1967-68 University of North Dakota WCHA 33 3 6 9 16
1968-69 University of North Dakota WCHA 29 6 26 32 38
1969-70 University of North Dakota WCHA 30 5 14 19 34
1970-71 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 66 3 16 19 49 10 0 4 4 14
1971-72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 72 8 35 43 105 12 1 2 3 8
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 55 3 10 13 21 +5 16 1 2 3 2
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 13 18 31 22 +22 11 2 0 2 8
1974-75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 17 30 47 56 +27 8 2 6 8 34
1975-76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 21 23 44 43 -4 4 0 0 0 10
1976-77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 7 15 22 41 -21 2 0 0 0 4
1977-78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 15 22 37 26 +27 4 0 1 1 0
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 21 24 45 35 +2 4 0 0 0 2
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 74 6 15 21 51 -16 4 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 8 6 14 28 -3 3 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 13 1 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 53 6 20 26 73
1982-83
1983-1987 University of Notre Dame WCHA
1987-1990 Indianapolis Ice IHL
1990-1993 Kansas City Blades IHL
1993-1998 Charlotte Checkers ECHL
1998-2003 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL
NHL Totals 657 112 163 275 330 57 5 9 14 60


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1969)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1969, 1970)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1970) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976)