Mark O?Neill is the youngest son of former NBA Los Angeles Lakers trainer Frank and mother Jean O?Neill. Mark started his professional career as an assistant to his father with the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League prior to joining the National Hockey League Los Angeles Kings in 1979.
Mark served as a ?trainer? in 1979 and equipment manager from 1980-1993 with the NHL Los Angeles Kings hockey club sharing duties coordinating hockey equipment, supplies, maintenance, repairs and inventory used by the players.
During his time in Los Angeles, Mark also served as a basketball trainer at practice sites during the 1984 Summer Olympics at the Forum in Inglewood. In 1986, Mark traveled to the Soviet Union to work as equipment manager for team Canada during the World Ice Hockey Championships tournament at the CSKA Ice Palace in Moscow.
In 1981, Mark was a technical advisor for the fact-based film ?Miracle on Ice? and provided wardrobe and equipment expertise for the 1984 HBO cable TV network American comedy series ?1st and Ten?.
In 1993, Mark left the Los Angeles Kings to become the first Head Equipment Manager of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks during the inaugural 1993-1994 season.
In 1998, Mark worked as equipment manager at the NHL All-Star game in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1998, Mark also worked as the equipment manager for USA Hockey in Switzerland at the IIHF World Championships. In 2002, Mark worked at the Easton service center at the Salt Lake City Olympics and in 2010 he also worked the service center at the Vancouver Olympics maintaining gear for the hockey athletes competing in Canada.
Mark retired from the National Hockey League in 2007 after the Western Conference Anaheim Ducks won their first Stanley Cup Championship defeating the Ottawa Senators in five games at the Honda Center in Southern California.
Mark O?Neill completed 29 seasons and 2,250 games in the National Hockey League.
Mark is still working in hockey today as a PHATS-SPHEM vendor with Jan-Al Cases, currently in his 8th year as sports manger. Jan-Al manufactures road cases, flight cases, wardrobe cases, etc? for the NHL, MLB, NFL, NCAA. He also provides cases for professional musicians such as
Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac, KISS and others.
Mark currently resides in Placentia, California. He has two sons, Daniel and Aidan, daughter, Audrey and two grandchildren Raya & Nessa O?Neill.