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Mark Pysyk | Defenseman | #13

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (23) / BUF
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Mark Pysyk is not happy with how most of the first month of the regular season went for him.
"Maybe one or two games I've been pretty happy with," Pysyk said. "Other than that, I definitely need to get back to playing the right way and be consistent." He has a team-worst minus-7 rating and he was on the ice for five of Tampa Bay's eight goals on Monday night. He has contributed one goal and one assist in 11 games this year. Nov 2 - 9:19 AM

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Mark Pysyk has the only goal so far among Florida's blueliners.

It's only been two games so far for the Panthers, so others will start finding the scoresheet shortly. Pysyk has been paired with Michael Matheson this campaign. Keith Yandle, Aaron Ekblad and Alex Petrovic have contributed an assist apiece.

Mark Pysyk's recently signed three-year contract is worth $8.2 million.

In other words he'll come with a $2,733,333 annual cap hit. This deal also buys his first year of UFA eligibility. He had four goals and 17 points in 82 games last season and earned praise from GM Dale Tallon for his consistency and efforts on the penalty kill.
Jul 6 - 6:32 PM

Mark Pysyk has inked a three-year extension with the Florida Panthers.

The financial terms were not immediately known. Pysyk had four goals and 17 points in 82 games last season. He also had 72 hits and 99 blocked shots while averaging 18:34 minutes of ice time. "Mark is a young, intelligent defenseman who has become an important part of our future," said Panthers GM Dale Tallon. "He was one of our most consistent players last season and was a solid presence on our penalty kill. We look forward to Mark being a steadying force on our blue line for years to come."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 6 - 3:26 PM

Mark Pysyk contributed an assist in Monday's 4-1 loss to Montreal.

He has two helpers in the last three games and both points were scored versus the Canadiens. Pysyk has recorded four goals and 17 points in 79 games during his first campaign with the Panthers.
Apr 4 - 10:28 AM

Mark Pysyk now owns a scoring streak.

All of two games now, yes, but a scoring streak nevertheless. The 24-year-old picked up his fourth helper and fifth point of the season during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers. Through the first 152 games of his career, Pysyk now has six goals and 31 points.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Mark Pysyk is returning to Buffalo for the first time since being traded last summer.

Pysyk spent parts of four seasons with the Sabres and will take on his former team this afternoon. "I thought something was going to happen – not necessarily me, but I thought somebody was going to get moved," Pysyk said of being traded. "When I found out it was me, it was a little bit of a shock. This is where I started my career, so nothing but good things to say about the organization. It was a little bit weird, but it’s good to be back."
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Mark Pysyk tallied a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

It was his first point in six games with the Panthers. He spent most of the game partnered with Alex Petrovic.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 08:12:00 AM

Panthers GM Tom Rowe expects Mark Pysyk to develop into a top-four defenseman in the near future.

The Panthers acquired Pysyk in a trade that saw them ship Dmitry Kulikov to Buffalo. "It’s not an easy decision when you’re trading a guy like ‘Kuli’ away," Rowe said. "Part of it was cap management going into next year. And then we really wanted to get a right-shot defenseman, and Mark Pysyk was a guy we targeted a long time ago. We watched him quite a bit through the last couple of seasons. We just felt that we picked up [Keith] Yandle on the left side with a left shot, so we wanted to find a guy who had potential to be a top-four ‘D.’ He might not be a top-four ‘D’ this year, but we think he can be in a couple years. And the fact that he’s a right shot, he’s a very composed player, very smart player, we thought he was a real good fit for the guys we have on the back end." The 24-year-old was a first round draft pick back in 2010. He had one goal and 11 points in 55 games last season.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Mark Pysyk is heading to Florida as part of the Dmitry Kulikov trade.

The Sabres also get the Panthers second round pick in 2016 while Florida gets the Sabres second (number 38) and their third round selection. Pysyk was selected in the first round, 23rd overall in 2010 but has not really made much of an impact at the NHL level. He is a third pairing blueliner at this time at best, and is not really fantasy-worthy.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Mark Pysyk contributed an assist in Buffalo's 2-1 overtime loss to Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Cal O'Reilly scored the marker for the Sabres in the third to force the extra session. Pysyk has five points, all of which are assists, in 37 games this season.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 08:05:00 AM

Mark Pysyk will return to Buffalo's blue line Sunday against Colorado.

With just three points, 12 PIMs, 23 hits, and 28 blocks through 29 games, the young defender doesn't offer much fantasy value unfortunately.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Mark Pysyk and Carlo Colaiacovo will both be scratched from Friday's match with Boston.

We're not always told why a given player is scratched, Colaiacovo is a prime example tonight. However Coach Dan Byslma lent us a glimpse into his thoughts on Pysyk, "We've won with the lineup and, for the most part, liked our six defensemen in those games," Bylsma said. "He's not going to have to wait for a loss to get in, though." Underline glimpse. But the point is that Byslma is intent on getting the young Pysyk more playing time.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Mark Pysyk is expected to draw back into the lineup on Friday against Boston.

He just finished his conditioning stint in the minors and is slated to be scratched Tuesday night against Minnesota. The Sabres don't want to carry eight defensemen, so a roster move will probably come shortly.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Mark Pysyk is back with the Buffalo Sabres after completing his conditioning assignment in the minors.

He earned one assist and a two penalty minutes in three games with Rochester.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 04:54:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Jared McCann
5Derek MacKenzie
6Chase Balisy
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jamie McGinn
3Connor Brickley
4Denis Malgin
5Dryden Hunt
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Radim Vrbata
3Colton Sceviour
4Micheal Haley
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Michael Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6Ian McCoshen
7MacKenzie Weegar
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer