Mark Alt
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 10/18/1991
AGE: 24
DRAFTED: CAR: 2010-53 overall
Traded to Philadelphia by Carolina with Brian Boucher for Luke Pither, January 13, 2013.
2011-12 SEASON
Set career highs in goals (5), assists (17) and points (22), skating in 43 games during his sophomore season at Minnesota… Was tied for the team lead in goals by a defensemen and was second in scoring among team defensemen… Was second on the team in blocked shots (51)… Was tied for second among defensemen with a plus-18 rating… Gophers were 13-4-0 when he recorded a point… Had a three-game point streak (2g-4a) from 12/3-12/10… Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for 12/13… Recorded the first three-point game of his career (1g, 2a) vs. Michigan Tech (12/10)… Had two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs.

Had 32 points (7g, 24a) and 65 penalty minutes in 78 career NCAA games at the University of Minnesota entering 2012-13… Was the No. 37-ranked North American skater in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Attended the United States National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in the summer of 2010… Totaled 18 goals and 35 assists (53 points) in 67 high school games with Cretin-Derham Hall between 2007-2010… Earned second-team all-state honors and was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award after notching 20 points (6g, 14a) in 24 games for Cretin-Derham Hall in 2009-10… Declined an offer to play football at the University of Iowa to continue his hockey career… As Cretin-Derham Hall’s quarterback, he was named Minnesota’s Most Outstanding High School Football Player in 2009 after leading the Raiders to the state football championship… Had 1,956 yards passing and 26 touchdown passes, despite missing three games due to injury… It was Cretin-Derham Hall’s first state football title since baseball player Joe Mauer quarterbacked the Raiders to the title in 1999… His father, John, played 12 NFL seasons as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs… Completed his freshman season at Minnesota in 2010-11, ranking fourth among Gophers blueliners in scoring with 10 points (2g, 8a)… Played in 35 consecutive games after not playing the first game of the season… Made his collegiate debut vs. Massachusetts (10/9), earning his first point with an assist on the game winner… Scored his first college goal at No. 2 North Dakota (1/15).