19 Days until the Barrie Colts 2018-19 Home Opener! (Mark Scheifele) #OHL

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19 days until the start of the Barrie Colts 2018-19 regular season!

Mark Scheifele wore 19 with the Barrie Colts for almost 3 full seasons. The Saginaw Spirit drafted him 134th overall at the 2009 OHL Priority Selection Draft. On September, 8th in 2010, Barrie would send OA goaltender Mavric Parks to the Spirit in exchange for Mark Scheifele and a 2nd round pick.

The 2010-11 OHL season would be Marks rookie year with the Ponies. He played in 66 games, scoring 22 goals and 53 assists (most among rookies in OHL that season) for 75 points. His 75 points is the 2nd most for a Barrie Colts rookie in team history. Only Denis Shvidki scored more with 94 in the 1998-99 season. 53 assists that year is 2nd most all time for a Colts rookie, while 22 goals is 6th most. Scheifele was also named to the OHL second all-rookie team, while participating in that years CHL top prospects game.

In 2011, at the NHL Draft, Mark would get selected by the Winnipeg Jets 7th overall.

His second season in Barrie was slightly shorter due to being called up by the Winnipeg Jets. In that time, Scheifele would score his first career NHL goal. Back with the Colts, Mark would put up 23 goals and 40 assist for 63 points in 47 games.

Mark was named an alternate captain in 2012-13 in his last season with the Colts. He would score 39 goals and 40 assists that season, while having a pretty quiet 4 games with Winnipeg. Scheifele also helped Canada win a U-20 WJC bronze medal. In two tournaments, he played in 8 games, totaling 14 points for Canada.

After 3 years in the OHL here is how he ranks among all time Colts.
  • 217 points - 8th most in team history.
  • 84 goals - 8th most in team history
  • 133 assists - 7th most in team history.

Scheifele played his full rookie season with Winnipeg in 2013-14. That year he scored 13 goals and 21 assists in 63 games.

He has since gone on to play 5 seasons in Winnipeg, putting up 113 goals and 174 assists for a total of 287 points in 366 games.


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