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Mark Fayne | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
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Mark Fayne will pair with Oscar Klefbom on Sunday against Chicago.
This will be a great test for both the veteran defensive blue liner Fayne, and the young stud Klefbom who's already shown his offensive talents. However, Fayne has never collected the traditional counting stats so this won't inspire you to pick him up. Nov 8 - 1:12 PM

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It appears as though Mark Fayne will be a healthy scratch for the Edmonton Oilers against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

That's a lot of dough in the press box. He doesn't provide much fantasy value, but it's a bit surprising that he cannot make the top six. That said, Edmonton is improving, so Fayne needs to keep up.
Oct 31 - 4:57 PM

Mark Fayne (shoulder) might be back on Thursday.

Fayne missed his sixth straight contest Tuesday night. He has two goals and eight points in 74 games this season.
Apr 8 - 10:57 AM

Mark Fayne (shoulder) skated on Saturday but was unable to play.

Fayne was injured on March 24 and while he is close to returning, the Oilers decided to keep him out one more game. Fayne has only two goals and six points in 74 games and his other stats in traditional pools are nothing to write home about as he is minus-21 with only 14 penalty minutes.
Apr 5 - 5:47 AM

Mark Fayne has left Wednesday's game early due to a shoulder injury and will not return.

Fayne injured his shoulder in the first period of Wednesday's game versus the Avalanche after playing just 3:39 minutes. Consider him day-to-day for now until we can provide further updates after the post game reports.
Mar 25 - 9:58 PM

Mark Fayne scored his second goal of the season, though his Oilers fell to the Senators 7-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Fayne hit the stat sheet with the goal, two shots, and two more blocks in his 17:20 of ice time, and 72 seconds of time on the kill. He now has seven points and 73 blocks this season.
Feb 14 - 5:43 PM

Mark Fayne leads the Edmonton Oilers with 71 blocked shots.

Fayne is playing in his first season with Edmonton after inking a four-year, $14.5 million contract. His willingness to get in front of shots has been valuable as no other Oilers' player has been doing so with any regularly. After Fayne, the next highest Edmonton player is Justin Schultz with 49 blocks in 34 contests.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM

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."
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 08:34:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:24:00 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.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 09:01:00 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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 09:41:00 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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:15:00 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.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 09:07:00 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
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 08:07:00 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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Luke Gazdic
5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Brandon Davidson
5Andrew Ference
6Griffin Reinhart
7Eric Gryba
8Darnell Nurse
9Mark Fayne
G1Anders Nilsson
2Cam Talbot