Brad Marchand

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Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand - Boston Bruins 2016.jpg
Marchand in March 2016
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 28)
Halifax, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2006
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2008–present
Website bradmarchand.com

Bradley Kevin 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 in the third round, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) prior to his NHL career.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Marchand grew up playing minor hockey in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area, including AAA midget with the Dartmouth Subways before being a second 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.

Professional[edit]

Marchand in 2011.

Marchand was selected 71st overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He made his NHL debut on October 21, 2009, against the Nashville Predators.[1] He then scored his first career 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. He scored 21 goals, including five short-handed (ranked third in the League),[2] and 41 points; he also registered a +25 plus-minus rating.[3] 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 honour is awarded annually to the Bruins player fans believe most performed beyond expectations. During the 2011 Stanley Cup 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. Marchand's 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 extension, announced on September 14, 2011.[4] During the ensuing season, on December 23, 2011, he scored his first career NHL hat-trick in an 8–0 win against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. He also added two assists for a five-point effort.[5] The following month, on January 9, 2012, Marchand was assessed a five-game suspension for illegally clipping Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo. The game was the teams' first meeting since the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.[6] Then-NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan characterized the hit as "predatory" in his video release.[7]

During the 2014–15 season, Marchand was suspended two games by the League for slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard in the Bruins' 3–0 victory on January 15, 2015.[8] Playing on the Bruins' top line for the majority of the season, he finished the season as Boston's leading goal-scorer, with 24 goals, and tied for fourth on the team with defenceman Dougie Hamilton in point totals, with 42.[9] Immediately following the 2014-15 regular season, Marchand required surgery on the reportedly torn tendons around his right elbow, something that had been bothering him since the early spring of 2014 — he expected to be fully ready for the 2015-16 Boston Bruins season when training camp began on September 17, 2015.[10]

On December 30, 2015 Marchand was suspended for three games for again illegally clipping an opposing skater, with the more recent infraction involving Marchand's play against Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki,[11] resulting in Marchand being suspended from play in the 2016 NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game for the Bruins, and forfeiting nearly US $165,000 in fines from the illegal play.[12]

During a home game on February 6, 2016 Marchand was given a penalty shot chance against the Buffalo Sabres, a rare occurrence during an overtime tie-breaker round in the regular season — with 2:28 left on the 3-on-3 overtime clock, Marchand scored on the penalty shot, the first time in Bruins team history that a successful penalty shot ever won a regular season game in overtime.[13]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Czech Republic
Gold medal – first place 2007 Sweden
IIHF World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia

Brad Marchand has represented Canada three times in the 2007, 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and 2016 IIHF World Championships bringing home gold from each tournament.

Personal[edit]

Marchand has a very prominent nose. Because of this, Marchand has taken on the moniker "Nose Face Killah," a play on the stage name of the rap artist Ghost Face Killah. The nickname gained a lot of steam during Boston's 2011 playoff run.[14]Among opposing fans, Marchand is often nicknamed "Ratface", "Pinocchio", "Rat Fink," or "Carrot Nose". Marchand has also been referred to — but not at all to his liking — 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."[15][16] [17] He is also known as "target dog" to many fans, for his uncanny resemblance to popular shopping store Target's mascot. [18]

Marchand got engaged to girlfriend Katrina Sloane in 2015.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Dartmouth Subways Midget AAA NSAAA 49 47 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 11 19 30 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 45 18 18 36 27 22 4 9 13 21
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 82 25 28 53 64 12 0 5 5 18
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 77 24 18 42 95
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 77 37 23 60 90
NHL totals 454 153 135 288 434 66 16 23 39 81

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Atlantic U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 5 6 11 10
2007 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 0 2 2
2008 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 4 2 6 4
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 4 3 7 10
Junior totals 20 11 8 19 16
Senior totals 10 4 3 7 10

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. ^ https://www.nhl.com/player/brad-marchand-8473419
  4. ^ "Marchands signs two year deal with Bruins, NHL.com". Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bruins rout Panthers 8-0". NHL.com. December 23, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bruins' Marchand suspended five games for hit on Salo". January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Marchand suspended for five games Video - NHL Videocenter". Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ The Canadian Press (January 16, 2015). "Brad Marchand, Bruins forward, suspended 2 games". CBC. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Thompson, Andrew (May 18, 2015). "Boston Bruins: The Season Of Brad Marchand". Causeway Crowd. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kalman, Matt (September 1, 2015). "Bruins' Marchand had elbow surgery during offseason". www.nhl.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=795110
  12. ^ "Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended 3 games for clipping, to miss Winter Classic vs Canadiens". nhl.com. National Hockey League & The Canadian Press. December 20, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016. Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended three games without pay, including the Winter Classic, by the NHL on Wednesday for clipping Ottawa defenceman Mark Borowiecki. 
  13. ^ Kalman, Matt (February 6, 2016). "Bruins top Sabres on penalty shot". nhl.com. National Hockey league. Retrieved February 8, 2016. Marchand earned the penalty shot by stealing Rasmus Ristolainen's pass near the Buffalo blue line and gaining the zone with speed. Ristolainen dropped his stick and grabbed Marchand to prevent a scoring chance. It was the first overtime penalty-shot goal in Bruins history. 
  14. ^ "Thomas in the zone for Game 6". Comcast Sports net New England. Retrieved June 20, 2011. [dead link]
  15. ^ Halford, Mike (November 17, 2011). "Brad Marchand doesn't like nicknames that mangle his surname". nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 12, 2015. For the most part, Marchand likes his monikers (heck, he and half the Bruins were rocking Nose Face shirts during the Stanley Cup final) but there’s one he’s not especially fond of: Marshmont. In closing, I’d like to note that of the Marchand-approved nicknames, I forgot to include Andrew Ference’s name for him — Honey Badger. 
  16. ^ Haggerty, Joe. "Ference: Brad Marchand is a 'Honey Badger'". CSNNE. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  17. ^ Savage, Brendan. "Rivalry developing between Red Wings' Brendan Smith, Bruins pest Brad Marchand". Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Target Dog". twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 

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