NHL PLAYER, Mark Stone
Born May 13, 1992 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba
Selected by Ottawa Senators round 6 #178 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Mark Stone (born May 13, 1992) is a Canadian winger currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). A right winger, he was selected by the Senators in the sixth round, 178th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He tied Johnny Gaudreau to lead all NHL rookies in scoring during the 2014–15 season with 64 points and received a nomination for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's top rookie.
Stone appeared in his first NHL training camp in September 2010 and was returned to junior for the subsequent season. Playing in his third WHL campaign, Stone emerged with 106 points (37 goals and 69 assists) over 71 games, first on his team and third in League scoring. His performance earned him a spot on the WHL East First All-Star Team at the end of the year. During the post-season, Stone recorded 10 points over six games as the Wheat Kings were eliminated in the first round. Returning to the Senators' training camp for the second year, he was signed to a three-year, entry level contract before being sent back to the Wheat Kings for the 2011–12 season.
Stone concluded his junior career following the 2011–12 season by being named the winner of the Brad Hornung Trophy as the WHL's most sportsmanlike player, after finishing the season as the League's second-leading scorer with 123 points and being named an Eastern Conference First Team All-Star.
On 20 April 2012 the Ottawa Senators announced that Stone would be joining the team and would likely make his NHL debut for the Senators on 21 April in Game 5 of their first round playoff series against the New York Rangers. Stone did indeed play, recording an assist on the winning goal scored by Jason Spezza. Stone made his NHL regular season debut nearly a year later, on 6 March 2013, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He scored his first NHL goal on 4 January 2014 against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. Stone split the 2013–14 season between Ottawa and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, recording four goals and eight points in 19 NHL games.
Stone made the Senators' opening night lineup for the 2014–15 season and subsequently enjoyed success on the all-rookie "Kid Line" along with Mike Hoffman and Curtis Lazar. That offensive success resulted in the Senators announcing on 7 November 2014 that Stone would be staying with the NHL club for the remainder of the season. As the season progressed, Stone became one of Ottawa's top-six forwards, scoring 16 goals and 43 points in his first 62 games and receiving mention as a Calder Memorial Trophy candidate as the NHL's top rookie. He led all NHL players in scoring after the 2015 all-star break. Stone ended the 2014–15 season tied for the rookie scoring lead with the Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, with 64 points (26 goals, 38 assists) in 80 games, along with leading the league in takeaways.
On 23 April 2015 Stone was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy, though he ultimately finished second in voting to Florida Panthers' defenseman Aaron Ekblad. On 25 June 2015 Stone signed a three-year contract with the Senators worth an average annual value of $3.5 million, with former Senators general manager Bryan Murray calling Stone "one of [the team's] better players, if not one of the best."
Stone appeared in most of the Senators' games during the 2015–16 season, amassing 61 points across 75 games. Stone lead the league in takeaways for the second straight season and was one of the best-performing players after the All-Star Game break.
Stone continues to shine in Senators’ shootout loss February 22, 2018
Mark Stone tallied two more points last night – recording assists on both of his team’s goals – as the Ottawa Senators’ fell to the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 3-2. Despite the fact that his club has struggled in 2017-18, the Winnipeg-native is having one of his best seasons in an Ottawa Senators’ uniform. Through 50 games, the talented winger is averaging more than a point per game (52), and leads the Senators in plus/minus by a wide margin (+11). Stone has also been on a tear offensively since the beginning of the new calendar year, with 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in just 13 games.
For more on Stone and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Stone shines in Senators’ win September 25, 2017
Mark Stone continued his fine preseason on Saturday night, tallying a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators’ 5-1 defeat of the Montreal Canadiens. The Winnipeg-native has been one of the most consistent performers for the Senators’ in preseason thus far, registering 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in just 2 games. The smooth skating power forward is coming off a third straight season with at least 20 goals and 30 assists (22 goals, 32 assists).
For more on Stone and Saturday’s game, check out the silversevensens.com post here.
Stone and Karlsson propel Senators into Conference Finals May 10, 2017
Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson both scored last night, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 4-2, booking their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. Stone has found the back of the net four times in the 2017 NHL Playoffs, including 3 goals versus the New York Rangers alone. In the series-clinching win, the Winnipeg-native also tallied an assist, 2 shots on net and a +2 rating. Karlsson, meanwhile, was eventually named the 1st star of the contest, adding an assist, 3 shots on net, 3 blocked shots, and a game-high +4 rating.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Stone and Karlsson provide the offense in Sens’ romp February 03, 2017
Mark Stone was named the first star and Erik Karlsson tallied 3 assists, as Ottawa went on to defeat their Atlantic Division rival Tampa Bay by a score of 5-2. Stone scored his team leading 17th and 18th goals of the season, and added an assist for good measure. Karlsson, meanwhile, boosted his assist total to 36 for the season, placing him 3rd in the NHL in that category.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here.
Stone carries the load in Senators’ triumph January 09, 2017
Mark Stone was named the first star of the game last night, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 5-3. The 24-year-old power forward scored the tying goal at 3-3, just 30 seconds after the Oilers had taken the lead in the second period. He would finish the contest with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and a +1 rating. The Winnipeg, Manitoba-native is well on his way to a 3rd straight 60-point season, with 12 goals and 19 assists (31 points) through his first 38 games.
For more on Stone and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Stone and Karlsson rise to the occasion in win November 23, 2016
Mark Stone tallied a goal and two assists while Erik Karlsson scored the winning goal, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 last night. Down 3-2 early in the 3rd period, Stone pulled the Senators back even with his 4th goal of the season. Karlsson went on to score the winner two minutes later, capping the late-game comeback. The Swedish superstar finished the game with 2 points, a +3 rating and 6 blocked shots.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.