Mark Dekanich
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 05/10/1986
DRAFTED: NSH: 2006-146 overall
ECAC First All-Star Team (2006) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2007) Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to recurring ankle injury and resulting surgery, February 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 6, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), May 20, 2013.

CAREER NOTES: Ranked fifth among AHL goaltenders in goals-against average (2.33), tied for fifth in shutouts (4) and tied for eighth in wins (27) during his second professional season with Milwaukee in 2009-10… Also ranked ninth in the League in appearances (49) and minutes (2,804) in 2009-10… Named Reebok AHL Goaltender of the Month for February 2010 after posting a 5-1-0 record, a 1.07 goals-against average, a .959 save percentage and a pair of shutouts during the month… Assigned to Cincinnati (ECHL) for a pair of games Dec. 4-5, 2009, and posted a 2-0-0 record with a 0.48 goals-against average, a .981 save percentage and a shutout, earning him Reebok ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors. Went a perfect 5-0-0 for the rest of December upon returning to the Admirals… Made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut in Game One of Milwaukee’s opening round series with Chicago, and posted a shutout in Game Three of the series… Ranked second in the AHL in goals-against average (2.09) and fifth in save percentage (.923) during his rookie season with Milwaukee in 2008-09… Allowed two goals or fewer in 24 of his 30 games played in 2008-09… Posted a 6-1-0 record during December 2008 with a 1.31 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage… Finished his career as Colgate's all-time leader in games played (118), saves (3,071), save percentage (.923), shutouts (11), and ties (16)... Also broke school single-season records for games played (41), minutes played (2388:53), saves (1,043) and shutouts (6) in 2007-08... Ranked second in the ECAC and 13th in college hockey in goals-against average (2.16) and save percentage (.924) in 2007-08… Honored as Colgate's 2008 Male Athlete of the Year, and received the Director of Athletics Award... Named the team's Best Defensive Player and received the Coaches’ Award... Named 2008 Third-Team All-ECAC… One of ten finalists for the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award presented to a senior who exemplifies excellence on and off the ice. Also named to the organization’s All-Senior All-America first team… Earned a spot on the ECAC Hockey all-academic team… Compiled a shutout streak of 217:16 in early February 2008, which ranked seventh in NCAA history and set a conference record… Ranked second in save percentage (.923), third in games played (36), fifth in wins (15) and fifth in goals-against average (2.33) in the ECAC in 2006-07… Was selected to the All-ECAC Second Team, earned a spot on the ECAC All-Academic Team and was named Colgate’s Best Defensive Player in 2006-07… Received the Ken Dryden Award as the ECAC Goaltender of the Year in 2005-06 after starting 36 of Colgate’s 39 games as a sophomore… Named to the 2005-06 All-ECAC First Team... Led the ECAC in 2005-06 with a .924 save percentage… Named the ECAC Best Player of the first half (2005-06) by The College Hockey News… Appeared in five games with Colgate as a freshman in 2004-05… Played for the Coquitlam Express of the BCJHL prior to attending Colgate University.