|A Georgia native Mark Mowers was a Milwaukee Admirals forward from 1998-2002. After going undrafted out of the University of New Hampshire, Mowers signed with the Nashville Predators in 1998. From the moment he signed he found himself between Milwaukee and Nashville quite frequently. |
While playing for the Admirals, Mowers produced a stunning 151 points (69 goals and 82 assists) in 182 games. Mowers’ best years with the Ads came from 2000-2002 when he picked up 89 points in 108 regular season games, including a goal in the 2000-01 playoffs.
“Mark could skate like the wind and if you gave him a sliver he took it and he could score," said Admirals General Manager Paul Fenton. "His goals were almost a throwback to the [Mike] Bossy-type of goals because everything that Mark did was shooting it off the rush. He had accuracy, he had velocity, he could just pick a corner and that was the thing with him is he was a threat once he got inside the blue line.”
His incredible work rate and offensive ability always seemed to have the eye of the Predators. As an undrafted player, in his first professional season, Mowers found himself playing 30 games in the NHL where he tallied six assists. In all but one of his four years with the team, he played significant time with Milwaukee and Nashville where he provided a keen offensive touch when he was on the ice.
In the 2003-04 season, Mowers found himself with Grand Rapids having what proved to be the best statistical year in his professional career. Mowers scored 81 points, including 43 goals, and dished out 47 assists.
He would play a total of 193 NHL games for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, and Anaheim Ducks and then finished his playing career with HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the Swiss National League A.
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