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An E-mail Interview with Montreal Canadiens’ Pro Scout Mark Mowers

When one retires from hockey, it is hard to stay away from the game one grew up playing and loving for so many years.

Mark Mowers, the newest pro scout for the Montreal Canadiens, knows the feeling. This is why he is happy to be back with an NHL team, which is something Mowers missed a lot when he retired from the game several years ago.

Mark was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, what it was like to play in the NHL and overseas, and what he will be doing in his new role with the Canadiens.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
MM: My family moved to upstate NY when I was 3 and my parents just got me involved.  A bit strange because neither played hockey, just hockey fans.

They would spend hours building the outdoor rinks each winter and I guess I never looked back.

PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player? Why?
MM: My favorite team growing up was whoever Wayne Gretzky played for. So obviously it was Edmonton at first, then it was the Kings. Once he went to St. Louis, he kind of lost me. I also remember having posters of Guy Lafleur and Brett Hull.

 

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