Canucks recall centre Mario Bliznak

Bliznak, 23, has appeared in 13 games for the Moose this season, recording four points (1-3-4) and four penalty minutes.

Wednesday, 10.11.2010 / 5:35 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that centre Mario Bliznak has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

Bliznak, 23, has appeared in 13 games for the Moose this season, recording four points (1-3-4) and four penalty minutes. He has played in two career NHL games, both with Vancouver in the 2009.10 season.

The Trencin, Slovakia native was originally drafted 205th overall in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 46 25 26 51 62
2003-2004 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 2 1 0 1 2
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom U18-Svk-U18 14 5 8 13 45
2004-2005 HK Dubnica nad Vahom Jr.-Slovak-Jr. 36 22 17 39 38
2004-2005 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom-Slovakia 19 0 0 0 14
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 69 9 12 21 6 29 4 2
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 47 8 14 22 3 20 4 0 2
2006-2007 Slovakia-WJC-A 6 1 0 1 4
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 67 19 32 51 8 36 6 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 64 7 9 16 4 24 0 0 1
2009-2010 Canucks 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2009-2010 Manitoba Moose-AHL 76 13 15 28 7 40 0 1 4
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Vancouver Giants-WHL 18 4 1 5 3 14 2 1
2006-2007 Vancouver Giants-WHL 22 6 6 12 8 14 1 1
2007-2008 Vancouver Giants-WHL 10 3 5 8 3 2 0 0
2008-2009 Manitoba Moose-AHL 21 3 2 5 0 8 0 0 1
2009-2010 Manitoba Moose-AHL 6 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 0