Mark Reeds has made a career out of hockey
Tue, Jun 24th 2008, 00:00
Mark Reeds was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round -- No. 86 overall -- in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.
"Getting drafted by St. Louis was very exciting for me," Reeds said. "St. Louis has become a home away from home for myself and my family."
Reeds played in 365 NHL games, dishing out 114 assists and scoring 45 goals. Reeds played with the St. Blues from 1981-87 and the Hartford Whalers (1987-89).
Reeds scored a career-high 39 points with the St. Louis Blues during 80 regular-season games during the 1984-85 season. Reeds also tallied a career-best 11 goals during the 1983-84 regular season. Reeds also played in 53 playoff games with the Blues, scoring eight goals and dishing out nine assists.
Reeds and his wife Mary and their children, son Kyle and daughter Kelsey live in Toronto and St. Louis.
Reeds has been the coach of the Owen Sound Attack in the Onatrio Hockey League since July of 2007.
"Getting to coach in the OHL level has been a tremendous experience," Reeds said.
Reeds has become a high-successful minor hockey coach, highlighted by leading the Kalamazoo Wings to the 2006 Colonial Cup championship. Reeds also guided the Wings to the finals in 2007 before they lost in seven games to the Rockford IceHogs.
"Winning that championship with Kalamazoo was very exciting," Reeds said."Ever since I was younger, I knew that I wanted to be involved with coaching hockey and I would love to get a chance to coach at the NHL level."