Don Marcotte

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Don Marcotte
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Born (1947-04-15) April 15, 1947 (age 69)
Arthabaska, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1967–1982

Donald Michel Marcotte (born April 15, 1947) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who served his entire National Hockey League career for the Boston Bruins and was noted as a premier defensive forward, while being versatile enough to play any forward position.

After playing his junior league hockey for the Niagara Falls Flyers in 1965, 1966 and 1967, Marcotte - whose rights were owned by the Bruins - turned pro in the 1968 season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. After three starring seasons for the Bears, Marcotte was recalled in the 1970 season just in time to be a defensive mainstay on Boston's checking line with Derek Sanderson and Ed Westfall for the Bruins' 1970 Stanley Cup championship.

Marcotte would play twelve more seasons in Boston, winning a second Stanley Cup in 1972. He became noteworthy for his defense and penalty-killing—he led the NHL in shorthanded goals in 1971 with six—while scoring twenty or more goals seven times and thirty goals in 1975. Don Marcotte helped Boston to 3 more finals in 1974, 1977, 1978, but Boston did not win the cup. He was honored by being selected one of the NHL All-Stars for the 1979 Challenge Cup.

After being released in training camp by the Bruins in the fall of 1982, Marcotte retired from hockey. He had played in 868 games, scoring 230 goals and 254 assists for 484 points, and adding 317 penalty minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64 Victoriaville Bruins QJHL 9 14 2 16 33
1964–65 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 56 28 23 51 94 11 7 5 12 30
1964–65 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 13 9 6 15 22
1965–66 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 45 28 22 50 76 6 3 3 6 11
1965–66 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1965–66 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 2 1 0 1 2 5 2 0 2 0
1966–67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 35 21 21 42 38 13 8 8 16 28
1967–68 Hershey Bears AHL 72 31 22 53 35 5 0 1 1 16
1968–69 Boston Bruins NHL 7 1 0 1 2
1968–69 Hershey Bears AHL 67 35 21 56 65 11 7 2 9 25
1969–70 Boston Bruins NHL 35 9 3 12 14 14 2 0 2 11
1969–70 Hershey Bears AHL 35 28 15 43 23
1970–71 Boston Bruins NHL 75 15 13 28 30 4 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Boston Bruins NHL 47 6 4 10 12 14 3 0 3 6
1971–72 Boston Braves AHL 8 4 7 11 2
1972–73 Boston Bruins NHL 78 24 31 55 49 5 1 1 2 0
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 78 24 26 50 18 16 4 2 6 8
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 80 31 33 64 76 3 1 0 1 0
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 58 16 20 36 24 12 4 2 6 8
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 80 27 18 45 20 14 5 6 11 10
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 77 20 34 54 16 15 5 4 9 8
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 79 20 27 47 10 11 5 3 8 10
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 32 4 11 15 0 10 2 3 5 4
1980–81 Boston Bruins NHL 72 20 13 33 32 3 2 2 4 6
1981–82 Boston Bruins NHL 69 13 21 34 14 11 0 4 4 10
NHL totals 868 230 254 484 317 132 34 27 61 81

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