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Mark Fayne | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Mark Fayne played against the New Jersey Devils for the first time since leaving over the summer as a UFA.
Fayne said that it was the first time he had ever played against ex-teammates as he has played for the Devils his entire NHL career and it's not like you can be dealt from a college team. He has been a force on the Oilers blueline this season, providing the team with some veteran leadership. "He quietly goes about his business and he doesn't make a lot of mistakes," coach Dallas Eakins said. "We desperately needed a guy like that on our back end who can just eat up minutes and play against the other team’s top two lines. He takes on some big heavy responsibilities and takes on those minutes very well. The other thing he’s brought, is his leadership is incredible. He’s a guy that we really rely on in our room to hold things together." Nov 22 - 8:34 AM

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Mark Fayne recorded an assist in Edmonton's 3-2 win against Buffalo on Friday.

It was just Fayne's fourth point of the season. He's been serving primarily as a third pairing defenseman and he wouldn't do much offensively even if that wasn't the case. He also has 13 hits and 27 blocked shots in 14 games in 2014-15.
Nov 8 - 10:24 AM

Look for Mark Fayne to be defensively responsible in his own end for the Oilers this season.

This was something that has been lacking for the Oilers who gave up 270 goals last season in 82 games. Fayne will likely be a four-five defenseman on the Oilers depth charts but will not contribute much offensively. Still, if he can perform defensively, he will be a much needed addition to the Oilers defensive corps.
Sep 20 - 9:01 AM

Defensive defenseman Mark Fayne is excited that he has jumped from the New Jersey Devils to Edmonton because the Oilers are in the West and the West features bigger forwards.

"The tougher thing for me is playing against the smaller, fast guys, but I’m actually looking forward to the West," Fayne said. "My style and build (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) might be better against the bigger guys." He was referring to West forwards such as Anze Kopitar, Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, David Backes and Jonathan Toews. Fayne had 11 points with the Devils last season.
Jul 26 - 9:41 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Mark Fayne to a four year/$14 million contract.

Fayne is a solid defenseman who has little fantasy value but the Oilers need plenty of steady defensemen. He had 11 points last season with the Devils.
Jul 1 - 12:15 PM

Mark Fayne's agent Peter Fish says that the chances of the defenseman returning to the Devils are becoming less likely.

Fayne is garnering interest from some teams as he approaches unrestricted free agency on July 1. The 27-year-old blueliner underwent surgery in April to repair the core muscle in his left groin and will be fine for the start of training camp. He is a solid defensive rearguard who managed four goals and 11 points in 72 games last season. Stay tuned.
Jun 29 - 9:07 AM

The Rangers have "legitimate interest" in Mark Fayne, according to the NY Post’s Larry Brooks.

Brooks says the Rangers have already "checked in with" Fayne's camp. New York is doing its due diligence just in case it cannot sign Anton Stralman, which doesn’t seem likely at this point. Fayne, 27, is set to be an unrestricted free agent. He is a right-handed shot who could slot in on the second pair with Marc Staal. Fayne recorded 11 points last year and has been a solid possession player in his career. He earned $1.4 million last season.
Source: NY Post
Jun 28 - 8:07 PM

The Edmonton Oilers plan to reach out to Mark Fayne on Thursday.

Edmonton has been attempting to rebuild their defense over the last couple of years. They signed Andrew Ference and, more recently, Nikita Nikitin to help fill in the gaps, but they're clearly not done. Fayne had four goals and 11 points in 72 games in 2013-14.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 25 - 3:32 PM

Defenseman Mark Fayne is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab following April 22 surgery to repair the core muscle in his left groin, but there have been no meaningful talks with the Devils regarding a new contract.

Fayne, who turned 27 Thursday, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He earned $1.4 million in 2013-14. "We have not heard from the Devils yet, but I hope at some point we do," agent Peter Fish said. "Mark is obviously a very valuable defenseman, and he would be to a lot of teams. Mark’s preference is to be a Devil and not go anywhere." In 72 games this season, Fayne had 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and was minus-5. He was primarily Andy Greene’s partner as the Devils’ top defense pairing. "(Fayne`s) rehab is actually ahead of schedule. He’s getting good care. That is not an issue at all," Fish said. "It’s quite a common injury for hockey players. These doctors are good."
May 17 - 10:57 AM

Mark Fayne underwent successful groin surgery.

Fayne will need eight-to-10 weeks to recovery, so he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Still, this development is somewhat noteworthy because he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Apr 22 - 4:30 PM

Mark Fayne will dress in his first game of 2013-14 Tuesday night in Vancouver.

He was a healthy scratch for the Devils' first three games of the year. With Fayne in the lineup, Adam Larsson will draw out.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello stated on Wednesday that Mark Fayne is "OK" after ending the season with a bulging disc in his back.

He sat out the last four games of the year, but he didn't have to undergo surgery to repair the problem.
Thu, May 16, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Mark Fayne's mysterious season-ending injury was a bulging disc in his lower back.

Fayne said the injury sent "a sharp, shooting pain" down one of his legs. The ailment started bothering him during an April 15 game against Toronto but accelerated after that. Fayne won't require surgery and says he's been told the pain should subside in a week or so.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Mark Fayne missed the Devils' final four games with an undisclosed injury.

Fayne had a goal and six points in 31 games this season. He's not expected to need offseason surgery.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Mark Fayne netted a shorthanded goal in a 3-2 shootout loss Sunday.

Steve Sullivan scored his first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils. Dainius Zubrus and Steve Bernier each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Jesse Joensuu
5Steve Pinizzotto
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brandon Davidson
8Martin Marincin
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth