Colorado Avalanche
Mark Rycroft
20
MarkRycroft
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 192
BIRTHDATE: 07/12/1978
BIRTHPLACE: Penticton, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
2006-07: Appeared in 66 games for the Avalanche, notching six goals and six assists with a +3 rating Surpassed his scoring output from last season, when he had 10 points in 80 GP with St. Louis Finished second among Colorado forwards in hits (80) Skated in each of the final 21 contests for the Avs Scored his first goal of the season, the game winner, on Nov. 1 at Columbus Had a goal and one assist for a season high two points on Dec. 19 at Edmonton Played in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 15 at San Jose Compiled a career high three-game goal streak (3g) and four-game point streak (3g/1a) from Feb. 24 - March 1 Recorded a pair of fighting majors during the year, Feb. 3 vs. Edmonton (Ladislav Smid) and March 17 at Phoenix (Daniel Carcillo).
CAREER
2006-07: Appeared in 66 games for the Avalanche, notching six goals and six assists with a +3 rating…Surpassed his scoring output from the previous season, when he had 10 points in 80 GP with St. Louis…Finished second among Colorado forwards in hits (80)…Skated in each of the final 21 contests for the Avs…Scored his first goal of the season, the game winner, on Nov. 1 at Columbus…Had a goal and one assist for a season-high two points on Dec. 19 at Edmonton…Played in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 15 at San Jose…Compiled a career-high three-game goal streak (3g) and four-game point streak (3g/1a) from Feb. 24 - March 1…Recorded a pair of fighting majors during the year, Feb. 3 vs. Edmonton (Ladislav Smid) and March 17 at Phoenix (Daniel Carcillo). 2005-06: Appeared in a career-high and team-leading 80 games for the St. Louis Blues…Played in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 26 vs. Columbus…Recorded a shorthanded goal on Dec. 10 vs. NY Rangers…Notched a career-high nine penalty minutes on Dec. 23 at San Jose…Scored his first career game-winning goal on Feb. 8 at Vancouver. 2004-05: Played in 13 games with HC Briancon of the French League, recording 16 points (8g/8a) along with 18 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Finished tied for 21st among NHL rookies in scoring with 21 points (9g/12a)…Ranked 15th among NHL rookies in shooting percentage (8.2%)…St. Louis was 13-3-1-0 when he recorded a point and 6-1-1-0 when he scored a goal…Posted a career-high three-game assist streak from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4…Tallied his first NHL goal on Nov. 25 vs. Boston…Recorded the first multi-goal game of his career, while adding an assist on Dec. 6 vs. Nashville…Missed 11 games due to injury. PLAYOFFS: Made his NHL postseason debut, appearing in three playoff games for St. Louis. 2002-03: Spent the entire season with Worcester (AHL), recording 26 points (8g/18a) along with 35 penalty minutes…Missed 29 games due to injury. 2001-02: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 at Columbus…Notched his first NHL point/assist on Oct. 6 at Nashville…Played in nine games for St. Louis, recording three assists…Finished ninth on Worcester with 31 points (12g/19a). 2000-01: Tied Stephane Roy’s 1996-97 Worcester franchise record for most goals by a rookie with 24…Finished sixth in AHL’s rookie scoring race with 50 points…Tied for the team lead with 13 power-play goals, which also tied for first among AHL rookies…Named IceCats Rookie of the Year…Named Sher-Wood American Hockey League Player of the Week for the period ending March 11, 2001, notching six goals and one assist over the span…Broke a Worcester franchise record on March 9, 2001 by scoring two power-play goals in a span of 22 seconds.
 
COLLEGE
Played in 117 games over three seasons for the University of Denver, notching 51 goals and 52 assists for 103 career points…Tied for first on the Pioneers’ all-time game-winning goals list with 15…Ranks sixth on the Pioneers’ all-time power-play goal list (20)…Tallied at least 30 points in each of his three seasons at DU…Was a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Rookie Team in 1998.
 
PERSONAL
Mark and his wife, Dominique, were married this past summer…Resides in Christina Lake, B.C., during the summer…Participates in the annual Penticton and Friends golf tournament in which all the proceeds go to local charities…Enjoys golfing and playing the guitar…Lists the Dave Matthews Band as his favorite group…”The Doors” is his favorite movie…If not a hockey player, he would be a musician…Lists Val Kilmer as the actor who would play him in his life story…Lists Augusta National as his favorite golf course…If he could play golf with any three people in the world, his foursome would include Dave Matthews, Tiger Woods and musician Raine Maida…Favorite players growing up were Wayne Gretzky and Keith Tkachuk.