#27 Mark Voakes
BORN: Apr. 6, 1984
HOME TOWN: St. Thomas, Ontario
ACQUIRED: Signed an AHL contract as a free agent, Aug. 9, 2011


: Finished the AHL playoffs tied for second on the team in postseason scoring with eight points (3+5) in 10 games for Portland (AHL)… Added three points (2+1) in two ECHL playoff appearances with Greenville…  Scored his first AHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on 4/17… Registered his first two AHL playoff points (two assists) in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals vs. Connecticut on 4/14… Signed by the Pirates to a PTO and played in 18 regular season games to close out the campaign… Played majority of season with the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL), establishing pro career-highs in goals (17), assists (37), points (54) and games played (60)… Placed second among Greenville skaters in assists and points, averaging .90 points per outing… Tied for 12th in the ECHL with 18 power-play assists… Led the team and finished third in the league with six game-winning tallies… Converted on three out of five shootout attempts for an efficiency rating of .600… Earned his 50th career professional assist at Providence on 3/20… Played in 100th career professional game at Hershey on 3/19… Began AHL career with a four-game point streak (3+2) from 3/06-3/12 and a three-game goal streak from 3/06-3/11… Recorded a goal and an assist in his AHL debut with the Pirates on 3/06 vs. Springfield… Broke a 17-game goal drought (had 11 assists over that span) at Wheeling on 2/27… Posted a four-game assist streak (0+5) from 2/11-2/18… Broke an 11-game goal drought with a power-play goal vs. Kalamazoo on 1/17… His overtime-winner was first penalty shot goal in Road Warriors history vs. Gwinnett on 12/17… Had a six-game point streak (2+7) from 10/22-11/06… Attempted first penalty shot (no goal) in Greenville Road Warriors history and registered first points of season (2+1) on 10/22 vs. Florida… Attended 2010 training camp with the Hartford WolfPack (AHL)… Acquired by Road Warriors on August 23, 2010 from Bakersfield in exchange for future considerations

: Finished second on Bakersfield in playoff scoring with eight points (3+5) in eight games… Split his rookie season in the ECHL between Cincinnati and Bakersfield, totaling 21 points (11+10) and 32 PIM in 33 combined games… Was sent to Bakersfield from Cincinnati on March 9, 2010, with Scott Marchesi, in exchange for Mathieu Aubin… Scored first pro goal, and hat trick, at Wheeling on 10/23… 2008-09: Completed senior season at Wilfrid Laurier University (CIS) as the team’s second-best point producer with a collegiate career-high 50 points (13+37)… Skated in all 28 games and was named Ontario University Athletics’ Most Valuable Player… Tabbed as a First-Team All OUA selection for the second time in three years… Finished collegiate career with 154 points at Wilfrid Laurier to rank fourth all-time in school history… 2007-08: Finished tied for first in team scoring with his brother, Craig, with 42 points (15+27) in 26 games… 2006-07: Led WLU in goals (18) and points (43) his sophomore season, earning his first honor as a First-Team All OAU selection… Named OUA’s Most Sportsmanlike Player… 2005-06: Ranked first among Wilfrid Laurier team rookies and fourth overall with 19 points (10+9) in just 20 games, performing at a .95 points-per-game pace