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Top 40 goal-scorers: No. 34

The skater checking at No. 34 on the Wolves Top 40 Countdown, presented by Jewel-Osco, boasted one of the most sizzling slap shots in team history: Mark Mancari.

While playing for the Rochester Americans in 2008, Mancari set the American Hockey League record for “Hardest Shot” when he rifled a puck 102.8 miles per hour during the All-Star competition.

After splitting four seasons between Rochester and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, Mancari joined the Wolves for the 2011-12 season. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound right wing immediately became the Wolves’ leading goal-scorer. He piled up a team-high 30 goals and 58 points in 69 games as the Wolves grabbed the Midwest Division crown.

Mancari returned to the Rochester Americans for the 2012-13 season, but came back to the Wolves for 2013-14. He rang up nine goals and 22 assists in 44 games before being traded to the San Antonio Rampage. He finished his Wolves tenure with 39 goals and 50 assists in 113 games.

Mancari played for five more seasons between the AHL and Germany before retiring after the 2018-19 campaign. He served as an assistant coach for the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs last year, but moved to the Sarnia Sting’s staff for the upcoming season.

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No. 40: Gage Quinney
No. 39: Tim Breslin
No. 38: Nathan Oystrick
No. 37: Ben Simon
No. 36: Curtis McKenzie
No. 35: Kamil Piros