Marchand with the Providence Bruins
May 11, 1988 |
Hammonds Plains, NS, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft||71st overall, 2006
Bradley Kevin "Marshy" Marchand (born May 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing left wing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Marchand was selected by the Bruins, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Marchand is well known around the league for "flopping", which is to intentionally "dive" down or embellish after contact with an opposing player, in attempt to draw a penalty on the opposing team, to gain an advantage. 
Playing career 
Marchand grew up playing minor hockey in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area, including AAA midget with the Dartmouth Subways before being a 2nd round pick in the 2004 QMJHL Midget Draft. He played four seasons in the QMJHL between the Moncton Wildcats, Val-d'Or Foreurs and Halifax Mooseheads. During his junior career, he was selected 71st overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.
Marchand established himself as a two-way player for the Bruins during the 2010–11 season, his first full year in the NHL. Marchand scored 21 goals, including five short handed (ranked third in the league) and 41 points. He also had a +25 plus-minus rating. On April 2, 2011, prior to the Bruins' final home game of the season, against the Atlanta Thrashers, Marchand was awarded the Bruins "7th Player Award" as voted by the club's fans through the regional New England Sports Network (NESN). The award goes to the Bruins player fans believe most performed beyond expectations. During the 2011 playoffs, Marchand scored 19 points over 25 games, helping the Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship. His 11 goals tied Jeremy Roenick for the second most by a rookie in the NHL. His total included two goals in the seventh and deciding game of the Finals against the Vancouver Canucks.
During the off-season, the Bruins re-signed Marchand to a two-year contract, announced on September 14, 2011. During the ensuing season, on December 23, 2011, Marchand scored his first career NHL hat trick, in an 8-0 home rink win against the Florida Panthers. He also added two assists for a five-point effort. The following month, on January 9, 2012, Marchand was suspended for five games after a clipping hit on Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. The game was the teams' first meeting since the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan characterized the hit as "predatory" in his video release.
International play 
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2008 Czech Republic|
Marchand has taken on the moniker of "Nose Face Killah", which is a play on the stage name of rapper Ghost Face Killah. The nickname had gained a lot of steam during Boston's 2011 playoff run. Marchand has also been referred to as "Marshmont" which came from a caller known as "Rick from Natick", mispronouncing his name on the Felger and Mazz show on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub in Boston sometime in October 2010. Among his Bruins teammates, Marchand is known as "Honey Badger." He is also known as "rat", often due to his rodent-like appearance and on ice antics. 
Career statistics 
|2003–04||Halifax Subway Midget AAA||NSAAA||49||34||42||79||64||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Begin lifts Bruins to 3–2 win over Predators". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-02-20.[dead link]
- "Brad Marchand's 2010-11 season stats, NHL.com". Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- "Marchands signs two year deal with Bruins, NHL.com". Retrieved September 14, 2011.
- "Bruins rout Panthers 8-0". NHL.com. December 23, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
- "Bruins' Marchand suspended five games for hit on Salo". January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
- "Marchand suspended for five games Video - NHL Videocenter". Retrieved January 9, 2012.
- "Thomas in the zone for Game 6". Comcast Sports net New England. Retrieved June 20, 2011.[dead link]
- Haggerty, Joe. "Ference: Marchand is a 'Honey Badger'". CSNNE. Retrieved November 15, 2011.