Retired player. Currently the head coach of the Fargo Fury.
Autograph obtained in person on July 21, 2012.
John Marks was the Blackhawks first round pick in 1968 (9th overall), and played for them from 1972 to 1982.
After retiring, Marks has had an impressive coaching career--4 seasons as an assistant coach followed by 26 seasons as a head coach. He has coached in the "old" IHL, the ECHL, the SPHL, the "new" IHL, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and is currently a coach in the United States Hockey League.
He also led his teams to league championships 3 times: 1996 with Charlotte (ECHL), 2002 with Greensville (ECHL) and 2007 with Fayetteville (SPHL).
Marks appeared at the 2012 Chicago Blackhawks Convention, and signed an O-Pee-Chee card for me.