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John Mokosak
John Mokosak
Defenseman
Number: 37
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 200
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Born: Sep 7, 1963
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on August 29, 1988.
Drafted: HFD / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (130th overall)
John Mokosak began his major junior career in 1980-81, playing for the Victoria Cougars of the WHL. He earned a regular spot in the defensive rotation and appeared in 71 games during the regular season. The club advanced to the Memorial Cup, representing the WHL, eventually won by the QMJHL's Cornwall Royals, led by Dale Hawerchuk and Scott Arniel.

That summer Mokosak was selected in the seventh round of the NHL entry draft, 130th overall by the Hartford Whalers in 1981. Being just 18, he returned for his final two years of junior eligibility and while he improved his game from a personal standpoint, the Cougars were unable to advance to the national championship again.

Mokosak attended the Whalers training camp in the fall of 1983, but he was not ready to join the big club and was dispatched to the team's minor-league affiliate in Binghamton. He continued to patiently play in the minors but his chance to play for the Whalers in the NHL never transpired. Once his contractual obligations to the Whalers ended, he signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 1998. Although his tenure was not long with the organization, he did suit up for 41 games with the team over two seasons, picking up two assists, which was the extent of his career in the league.

He signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins in the summer of 1990 and another deal with the New York Rangers the following year, but played exclusively in the AHL for the remainder of his pro career with Adirondack, Maine and Binghamton of the AHL and finally the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL in 1992-93. Mokosak's older brother Carl was also an NHL player, suiting up for five different teams in the 1980s.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89