Brad Marchand

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Brad Marchand
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Marchand (2011)
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 25)
Hammonds Plains, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2006
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2008–present

Bradley Kevin "Marchy" 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.

Playing career[edit]

Marchand (bottom) with Bruins teammates Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille and Dennis Seidenberg in December 2010.

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 made his NHL debut on October 21, 2009, against the Nashville Predators.[1] He scored his first NHL goal against Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres on November 3, 2010.

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),[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan characterized the hit as "predatory" in his video release.[6]

International play[edit]

Brad Marchand
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2008 Czech Republic
Gold 2007 Sweden

Marchand has represented Canada twice in the 2007 and the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, bringing home gold each time.

Personal[edit]

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.[7] 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. Many broadcasters refer to him as "The Little Ball of Hate", a nickname also quoted by President Barack Obama during the Bruins' visit to the White House to celebrate their 2011 Stanley Cup win.[8] Among his Bruins teammates, Marchand is known as "Honey Badger."[9]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Halifax Subway Midget AAA NSAAA 49 34 42 79 64
2004–05 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 61 9 20 29 52 11 1 0 1 7
2005–06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 29 37 66 83 20 5 14 19 34
2006–07 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 57 33 47 80 108 20 16 24 40 36
2007–08 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 33 21 23 44 36
2007–08 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 26 10 19 29 40 14 3 16 19 18
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 79 18 41 59 67 16 7 8 15 26
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 34 13 19 32 51
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 20 0 1 1 20
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 77 21 20 41 51 25 11 8 19 40
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 76 28 27 55 87 7 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 44 18 18 36 25 22 4 9 13 21
NHL totals 217 67 66 133 183 54 16 18 34 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Begin lifts Bruins to 3–2 win over Predators". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-02-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Brad Marchand's 2010-11 season stats, NHL.com". Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Marchands signs two year deal with Bruins, NHL.com". Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bruins rout Panthers 8-0". NHL.com. December 23, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bruins' Marchand suspended five games for hit on Salo". January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Marchand suspended for five games Video - NHL Videocenter". Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Thomas in the zone for Game 6". Comcast Sports net New England. Retrieved June 20, 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions Give Barack Obama Jersey (YouTube) (YouTube). White House, Washington DC: Best Videos Ever. 2012. Event occurs at 1:58. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Haggerty, Joe. "Ference: Marchand is a 'Honey Badger'". CSNNE. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 

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