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Quick facts for kidsMark Pavelich
February 28, 1958|
Eveleth, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||March 4, 2021
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||HC Lugano
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
|National team||United States|
Mark Thomas Pavelich (February 28, 1958 – March 4, 2021) was an American professional ice hockey forward. He played 355 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, and San Jose Sharks between 1981 until 1991.
Pavelich was arrested on August 15, 2019, after allegedly assaulting and seriously injuring a neighbor with whom he'd earlier been fishing. He was charged with four felony counts. On December 4, 2019 the court ruled that Pavelich was mentally ill and dangerous and ordered him committed to a secure treatment facility.
It was believed that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Pavelich died on March 4, 2021, at a residential treatment center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota at the age of 63. He is the second member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to die, the first being Bob Suter.
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