Mark Stone Biography
Mark Stone is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a right winger and captain of the team. He was drafted into the NHL in the 6th round as the 28th pick and as 178 overall in the year 2010. In addition, the Ottawa Senators traded him to the Vegas Golden Knights in 2019, with whom he signed a long-term contract.
Mark Stone WHL
From 2008 to 2009, Stones began his major junior career while playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He played in 56 games in which he recorded 39 points (17 goals and 22 assists), tying for 12th in WHL rookie scoring. He ranked on the top 50 list on a number of major scouting lists for the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft. However, Mark succumbed to a concussion and thumb injury that held him back in his final draft ranking among scouts. as he has earned 28 points (11 goals and 17 assists) over 39 games.
In addition, during playoffs, Stone competed in all the Wheat Kings’ 15 contests, recording a goal and three assists. Despite the fact that the Wheat Kings were eliminated in the WHL Conference Finals, they did proceed to the 2010 Memorial Cup after being selected as the host team at the start of the year. His team, The Wheat Kings defeated the Hitmen thus they proceeded to the Memorial Cup Final. However, they lost to the Windsor Spitfires and Stone did not record any points in five tournament games.
In the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Mark was selected in the sixth round, 178th overall, by the Ottawa Senators. He was scouted as a power forward with weak skating. He made his first appearance in the NHL training camp in September 2010 and returned to junior for the subsequent season. Furthermore, while playing n his third WHL campaign, he earned 106 points over 71 games and he was first on his team and third in WHL scoring. At the end of the year, he earned a spot on the WHL East First All-Star Team for his good performance. In addition, when Stone went back to the Senators’ training camp for the second year, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract prior to returning to the Wheat Kings for the 2011–12 season.
Later in the 2011 Subway Super Series, Stone was selected to compete for WHL against the Russian under-20 select squad. On November 17, 2011, Mark recorded a goal and an assist, and he was named as the player of the game. Additionally, he was selected for the 54th annual H. L. (Krug) Crawford Memorial Award as one of 16 nominees in December 2011, for sporting excellence in southwestern Manitoba. He ended his junior career following the 2011–12 season and was named the winner of the Brad Hornung Trophy. After scoring 123 points, he was named an Eastern Conference First Team All-Star and WHL’s most sportsmanlike player.
Mark Stone NHL
The Ottawa Senators announced Stone would be joining its team on April 20, 2012. He made his NHL debut for the Senators on April 21 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, recording an assist on the winning goal scored. Almost a year later, was when Stone made his NHL regular season debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 6, 2013. Mark scored his first NHL goal while playing against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens on January 4, 2014. In addition, he split the 2013–14 season between Ottawa and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. He became one of Ottawa’s top-six forwards with 16 goals and 43 points in his first 62 games and he was mentioned as a Calder Memorial Trophy candidate as the NHL’s top rookie.
After the 2015 all-star break, Stone’s led all NHL players in scoring and he concluded the 2014–15 season with 64 points (26 goals, 38 assists) in 80 games, along with leading the NHL in takeaways. He completed second in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy which he was nominated for on April 23, 2015. Later on June 25, 2015, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Senators and during the 2015–16 season, Stones scored scoring 61 points across 75 games while playing for the Senators.
Mark missed most of the 2017–18 season as he succumbed to injuries. He has had a successful year production-wise with 62 points in 58 games. He was however unable to come to an agreement with the Senators on a new contract thus he filed for arbitration and was ultimately awarded a one-year extension that would make him an unrestricted free agent the following offseason.
Vegas Golden Knights
In the year 2019, Mark was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, in exchange for Erik Brannstrom, Oscar Lindberg, and a 2020 second-round pick. He signed an eight-year, $76 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights in March 2019, that included a $76,000,000 guaranteed, $48,000,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $9,500,000. On April 17, 2019, he was a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward along with the St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins. Furthermore, Stone was named the first captain in Vegas Golden Knights history on January 13, 2021.
Mark Stone Contract
On June 25, 2015, Stone signed a three-year contract extension with the Senators worth an average annual salary of $3.5 million. Later on March 8, 2019, Stone signed an 8-year $76,000,000 contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights. The contract includes a $76,000,000 guaranteed, a $48,000,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $9,500,000.
Mark Stone Salary
As of 2022-2023, Stone earns a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,500,000.
Mark Stone Net Worth
Stone has a net worth of over $ 10 Million which he has earned through his career as a professional ice hockey player.
Mark Stone Age
Stone was born on May 13, 1992, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is 31 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthdate on the 13th of May every year.
Mark Stone Height and Weight
Stone stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (190cm) tall and weighs 217 lb (98kg).
Mark Stone Parents
Stone’s father is known as Rob Stone while his mother, Jackie Stone. He was brought up alongside his older brother Michael Stone.
Mark Stone Brother
Stone’s older brother Michael Stone is also a player in the NHL playing for the Calgary Flames as a defenceman. Mark has competed against his brother in the WHL and the 2010 Memorial Cup, as Michael played for the Calgary Hitmen. In addition, they first played against each other at the NHL level on January 31, 2015, when the Senators defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7–2.
Mark Stone Wife
Stone is married to Hayley Thompson with whom he tied the knot in September 2021. However, he has not disclosed information on whether they have been blessed with children.
Mark Stone Injury
In the year 2009, Mark succumbed to a thumb injury while he played for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He also suffered a fractured wrist from a slash by Montreal player P. K. Subban on April 15, 2015, while playing for the Ottawa Senators. In addition, Stone missed the better part of the 2017 to 2018 season as he suffered from injuries.