Bert Marshall

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Bert Marshall
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Bert Marshall NY Islanders
Born (1943-11-22) November 22, 1943 (age 73)
Kamloops, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Oakland Seals
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Playing career 1965–1979

Albert Leroy "Moose" Marshall (born November 22, 1943) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, California Golden Seals, New York Rangers and New York Islanders.

Playing career[edit]

Marshall was a rugged, stay-at-home defenceman who could also provide crisp outlet passes to his forwards. In his rookie season with the Detroit Red Wings, his fine play made him a contender for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The Red Wings made the finals that season before Montreal defeated them four games to two.

Detroit slumped in 1967–68 and traded Bert, with Ted Hampson, to the Oakland Seals for defenceman Kent Douglas. The Seals finished second in 1968–69 and fourth in 1969–70 in the West Division of the NHL, and Bert's fine play was part of the reason. The Oakland Seals became the California Golden Seals in 1970–71, and Bert was injured much of the year, which contributed to the Seals last place finish.

He was traded to the New York Rangers in 1972–73, but only played eight games. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1973 intra-league draft and it was here that he played his best hockey. He developed good shot-blocking ability and his reliable play and leadership helped the Islanders make the Stanley Cup semi-finals in 1975 and 1976.

His skating began to go in 1978–79 and he retired at season's end.

He later coached minor league hockey before coaching the NHL's Colorado Rockies for 24 games in 1981–82 before he was fired and replaced by Marshall Johnston.

He currently is an amateur scout for the Carolina Hurricanes. He won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006. On January 7, 2017, he was selected to drop the ceremonial first puck at the San Jose Sharks game vs. the Detroit Redwings when the Sharks honored the Golden Seals.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL
1962–63 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 17 0 2 2 10
1963–64 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL 30 28 35 63 78 5 1 3 4 6
1963–64 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 19 8 21 29 10
1963–64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964–65 Memphis Wings CPHL 51 3 11 14 43
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 0 19 19 45 12 1 3 4 16
1965–66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 12 2 0 2 8
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 0 10 10 68
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 1 5 6 56
1967–68 Oakland Seals NHL 20 0 4 4 18
1968–69 Oakland Seals NHL 68 3 15 18 81 7 0 7 7 20
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 72 1 15 16 109 4 0 1 1 12
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 32 2 6 8 48
1971–72 California Golden Seals NHL 66 0 14 14 68
1972–73 California Golden Seals NHL 55 2 6 8 71
1972–73 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 14 6 0 1 1 8
1973–74 New York Islanders NHL 69 1 7 8 84
1974–75 New York Islanders NHL 77 2 28 30 58 17 2 5 7 16
1975–76 New York Islanders NHL 71 0 16 16 72 13 1 3 4 12
1976–77 New York Islanders NHL 72 4 21 25 61 6 0 0 0 6
1977–78 New York Islanders NHL 58 0 7 7 44 7 0 2 2 9
1978–79 New York Islanders NHL 45 1 8 9 29
1979–80 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 6 0 0 0 6
NHL totals 868 17 181 198 926 72 4 22 26 99

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Colorado Rockies 1981–82 24 3 17 4 (49) 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs

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Preceded by
Carol Vadnais
California Golden Seals captain
1972–73
Succeeded by
Joey Johnston
Preceded by
Bill MacMillan
Head coach of the Colorado Rockies
1981–82
Succeeded by
Marshall Johnston