Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mario Bliznak
Mario Bliznak was born on March 3, 1987 in Trencin, Czechoslovakia. Drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks out the Slovak Extraliga (Slovakia's top league) he then joined the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League where he would win a Memorial Cup in 2007.

Bliznak made his professional debut for the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose during the 2008-09 season; a season in which the Moose made it all the way to the Calder Cup Final, but were eventually defeated by the Hershey Bears.

In October of 2009 Bliznak got his first taste of NHL action, appearing in two games for the Canucks before being returned to the Moose of the AHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom U18 Svk-U18 46 25 26 51 62
2003-04 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Jr. Slovak-Jr. 2 1 0 1 2
2004-05 HK Dubnica nad Vahom U18 Svk-U18 14 5 8 13 45
2004-05 HK Dubnica nad Vahom Jr. Slovak-Jr. 36 22 17 39 38
2004-05 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Slovakia 19 0 0 0 14
2005-06 Vancouver Giants WHL 69 9 12 21 29 +6 18 4 1 5 14
2005-06 Vancouver Giants M-Cup 5 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Vancouver Giants WHL 47 8 14 22 20 +3 22 6 6 12 14
2006-07 Slovakia WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2006-07 Vancouver Giants M-Cup 5 1 5 6 2
2007-08 Vancouver Giants WHL 67 19 32 51 36 +8 10 3 5 8 2
2008-09 Manitoba Moose AHL 64 7 9 16 24 +4 21 3 2 5 8
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2009-10 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 13 15 28 40 +7 6 2 1 3 2
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 1 0 1 0 +1
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 74 11 16 27 22 +14 14 1 1 2 8
2011-12 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 52 11 18 29 36 6 3 2 5 6
2011-12 Slovakia WC-A 10 0 3 3 2 -2
2012-13 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 51 9 11 20 20 4 2 0 2 0
2012-13 Slovakia WC-A 8 1 1 2 6 -4
2013-14 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 45 5 4 9 28 2 0 0 0 0
2014-15 HC Skoda Plzen CzRep 22 6 4 10 10 4 1 1 2 2
2014-15 HC Slovan Bratislava (SVK) KHL 28 0 2 2 6
2014-15 Slovakia WC-A 7 0 0 0 2 -3
2015-16 HC Skoda Plzen CzRep 50 12 9 21 20 6 1 0 1 4
2016-17 Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 38 6 6 12 22 16 0 5 5 10
2016-17 Slovakia WC-A 7 1 1 2 0 -3
NHL Totals 6 1 0 1 0


Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), June 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (CzRep), May 2, 2012.
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