Mark Hebshayd

Mark Hebshayd

Team Canada coach
Country: Canada

  1. Biography of Mark Habscheid
  2. Playing Career
  3. Coaching Career
  4. Current Role

Biography of Mark Habscheid

Mark Habscheid is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, he grew up in a small town with a population of 16,000, which is also home to one of the famous hockey schools in Canada, the Maple Leaf Country.

Playing Career

From 1979 to 1996, Habscheid played for various teams in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Switzerland. He represented teams such as the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota North Stars, Calgary Flames, and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played a total of 345 games in the NHL and scored 24 goals with 19 assists. Habscheid was a part of the Detroit Red Wings, who were multiple winners of the Stanley Cup, and played 117 games for the team.

During his playing career, Habscheid also represented the Canadian national team in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, where he emerged as the team's top scorer with six goals.

Coaching Career

After retiring as a player, Habscheid transitioned into coaching. He spent seven years coaching teams in the Canadian Western Hockey League. Habscheid also coached the Canadian junior national team and led them to a silver medal in the World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they finished second to the Russian team.

Current Role

Mark Habscheid is currently the head coach of the Canadian national team. As a young yet experienced coach, he is tasked with preparing the national team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and other international tournaments. At the age of 41, Habscheid is dedicated to leading Canada to success on the world stage in ice hockey.