Mark Pysyk

Paul Zwambag

2016-06-26

Mark Pysyk photo courtesy: NHL.com
 

Mark Pysyk, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-01

Weight: 200

Born: 1992-01-11

Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alta

Drafted: 2010 by Buffalo, 23rd overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2016 – Pysyk was traded to the Florida Panthers along with 2016 draft picks #38 (Adam Mascherin) and #89 (Linus Nassen), in return Buffalo received Dmitry Kulikov and 2016 draft pick #33 (Rasmus Asplund). Pysyk should fit into the Panthers lineup in the fourth to sixth defensemen range, competing for ice time against Alex Petrovic, Michael Matheson and Jakob Kindl. Paul Zwambag

 

January 2016 – Pysyk is finally healthy after a lower-body injury in mid-November, he had played 21 games before his injury and was only able to put up one assist on November 7th. He has been relied upon to be a shutdown guy, logging 16:19 of time on ice per game. Pysyk is still progressing to be a solid NHL defensemen, but injuries have hampered his growth. Pysyk is not on anyone’s fantasy roster as of right now, nor should he be. He has put up only 15 shots, 14 hits and 20 blocks in the extra stat categories that some leagues play. He isn’t going to help much in those categories either, he will continue to improve offensively, it will just take some more ice time. Paul Zwambag

 

July 2015 – Pysyk had a scary injury during a three-on-three basketball game on February 28th, Mark collapsed and lost consciousness for a short period of time during the medical emergency. At the time GM Tim Murray described it as a seizure. Mark played seven NHL games, four in December and three in February just before this injury occurred. Mark did not return to the ice for the