News | 6/6/2013 3:51:58 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
|Mark Mancari (Photo: Micheline Veluvolu)
A numerical and statistical look at veteran forward Mark Mancari’s return to the Rochester Americans during the 2012-13 American Hockey League season.
Mancari Makes His Mark
The return to Rochester was quite the homecoming for Mancari, who had another successful season as an Amerk since originally joining the organization as a rookie for the 2005-06 campaign. The eight-year pro led the Amerks in all offensive categories, including goals (22), assists (39) and points (61) and ended the season ranked 11th in scoring among the AHL’s top point-getters. Mancari also finished tied for ninth in assists, which included the 10th-most on the power-play with 18.
Keeping The Streak Alive
Mancari was the only Amerk this season to net 20 goals on the way to posting his seventh straight 20-goal season over his eight-year professional career. In doing so, Mancari continued Rochester’s 57-year tradition of having at least one player from each season since the team’s inception in 1956 to score 20 or more goals, a streak that was sparked by Bronco Horvath’s team-leading 37 tallies during the Amerks’ inaugural 1956-57 campaign.
BY THE NUMBERS...
The 2012-13 campaign marked Mancari’s seventh consecutive season of scoring 20 or more goals and was the only Amerk this season to reach to the 20-goal plateau. The special teams extraordinaire also scored a team-high seven power-play tallies.
Posted a season-long eight-game point streak from Feb. 27 to Mar. 15, collecting 12 points on four goals and eight assists over that span.
Took a season-high nine shots on goal against the Lake Erie Monsters on Apr. 5.
Led the Amerks with 18 multi-point games, including a pair of three-point outings which also featured a hat trick against the Toronto Marlies on Feb. 1. Mancari also compiled five multi-point games in a six-game stretch, beginning with a two-assist effort against Hamilton on Jan. 21 and ending with a goal and an assist versus the Abbotsford Heat on Feb. 6.
Entering this year, Mancari ranked 46th in scoring all-time amongst forwards in franchise history, but has climbed to 24th on the list with, surpassing some notable names like Dane Jackson, Scott Nichol, Jason Pominville and most recently, Wally Boyer, along the way. Following this season, Mancari shows 217 points (84+133) in 291 career games in the red, white and blue.
Reached the 57-point mark for the third straight season with the Amerks with a pair of assists at Oklahoma City on Mar. 19
Collected his 60th point of the season with an assist at Syracuse on Apr. 13, marking the fourth time in his career he has reached the 60-point mark.
Appeared in all 76 regular-season games for the Amerks and was the only player this season to dress in every game, including all three postseason contests.
Registered his 100th assist as an Amerk against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Nov. 2.
Reached a personal milestone on Feb. 27 at Toronto, scoring his 200th pro career goal and recording his 200th point as an Amerk, becoming just 30th player in team history to reach the mark.
Made his 250th appearance as an Amerk against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Jan. 11.
Paced the AHL with 279 shots on goal and were 36 more than Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Chad Kolarik, who ranked second with 243 shots.
Skated in his 500th career AHL game at Hamilton on Nov. 14.
Appeared in his 600th professional game against the Oklahoma City Barons on Apr. 12.