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Marko Daňo
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Born November 30, 1994 (1994-11-30) (age 24)
Eisenstadt, Austria
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Dukla Trenčín
Slovan Bratislava
Columbus Blue Jackets
Chicago Blackhawks
National team Template:Country data SVK
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2013
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

Marko Daňo (born November 30, 1994) is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets as the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in 2014.

Prior to playing in the NHL, he played for Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for two seasons.

Playing CareerEdit

Marko was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (27th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Following the completion of his second KHL season in 2013–14 with Slovan Bratislava, he signed an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets on March 14, 2014.

On October 11, 2014, he scored his first career NHL goal in a game against the New York Rangers.

At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, Marko played eight games with Columbus in the NHL before being reassigned to the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, however, he was recalled back to Columbus in February of 2015 where he played for the rest of regular season.

On June 30, 2015, Marko and his fellow teammates Jeremy Morin, Artem Anisimov and Corey Tropp were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta.

On November 2, 2015, Marko was recalled by the Blackhawks to the NHL, making his Chicago Blackhawks debut that night in a 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings. He played in 13 games with the Blackhawks scoring a goal and an assist before he was returned to the IceHogs.

On February 25, 2016, he and the Blackhawks' first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft were traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Andrew Ladd, Jay Harrison and Matt Fraser.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Dukla Trenčín SVK 801110 30000
2011–12 Dukla Trenčín SVK 32461012 903318
2012–13 Slovan Bratislava KHL 3734726 40004
2013–14 Slovan Bratislava KHL 4132541
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 102464 50220
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 358132114
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 391181934
KHL totals 78661267 40004
NHL totals 358132114

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Slovakia WJC18 10th 613414
2012 Slovakia WJC18-D1 12th 51031310
2012 Slovakia IH18 8th 4 0 1 1 0
2012 Slovakia WJC 6th 61236
2013 Slovakia WJC 8th 645912
2013 Slovakia WC 8th 51122
2014 Slovakia WJC 8th 52134
2015 Slovakia WC 9th 51012
Junior totals 32 18 15 33 46
Senior totals 10 2 1 3 4

International PlayEdit

Marko participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Slovakia, as well as at the 2013 and 2015 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Slovak men's team.

Personal LifeEdit

Marko was born in Eisenstadt, Austria, but grew up in Trenčín, Slovakia. His father, Jozef Daňo was also an ice hockey player; he played for the Slovak national team at the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics.

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