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Captain Mark Kastelic Signs with Ottawa Sentators

April 9, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club would like to congratulate centre Mark Kastelic on signing a three-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators.

The graduating Hitmen 20-year-old was selected by the Senators in the fifth round, 125th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

"We are very excited for Mark as today signifies the start of his pro career," said Hitmen General Manager Jeff Chynoweth. "As a two-year captain, he set the gold standard for the Hitmen both on and off the ice leading by example. His game took great strides during his five years in Calgary and he is very deserving of this opportunity with the Senators. We wish him nothing but success as he prepares to take the next step in his career but also know he has left a valuable lasting legacy on our dressing room."

During his five seasons with the Hitmen from 2015 to 2020 Kastelic carved his name into the record books in several categories. He is third all-time in goals scored with 126, fourth in games played at 321 and seventh in points with 235.

"The entire organization is extremely proud of Mark for signing his first professional contract with the Senators," added Hitmen Head Coach Steve Hamilton. "Mark has grown and developed with our organization and we are very excited to watch him take on the challenge of professional hockey. He has earned his contract through tireless efforts and leadership, on and off the ice."

Mark Kastelic - CENTRE

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ DOB: March 11, 1999

HEIGHT: 6'3.5" WEIGHT: 221 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DID YOU KNOW? Kastelic was the first-ever U.S. born captain in franchise history

Regular Season Team League GP G A PTS +/- PIM

2019-20 Calgary Hitmen WHL 58 38 30 68 30 83

2018-19 Calgary Hitmen WHL 66 47 30 77 10 122

2017-18 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 23 22 45 -11 93

2016-17 Calgary Hitmen WHL 67 13 22 35 -5 65

2015-16 Calgary Hitmen WHL 59 5 5 10 -9 39


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