Mike Marson

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Mike Marson
Born (1955-07-24) July 24, 1955 (age 63)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1974
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1974–1981

Michael Robert Marson (born July 24, 1955) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played five seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals and the Los Angeles Kings.

Marson was drafted in the 2nd Round, 19th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft. Marson signed a five-year contract with the Capitals and would become the second Black Canadian to play in the NHL.[1] Former Boston Bruin Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's colour barrier in 1957–58.

After his hockey playing career ended in 1980 he studied Martial arts. Marson became a seventh degree black belt in the Japanese style of Shotokan, attaining the status of Master-Shihan.[2] Marson has developed an off-ice martial arts training program for hockey players designed to improve timing, focus and confidence. Current NHL player Rick Nash was a student of the program.[2]

After hockey, Marson currently works as a bus operator for the Toronto Transit Commission.[2]

Awards and Miscellaneous Information[edit]

Pre-draft honors[edit]

  • OMJHL All-Star Second Team 1973-74
  • Led Sudbury Wolves with 94 points at age 18 in 1973-74.

NHL Career Facts[edit]

Non-NHL career post-draft teams[edit]

Baltimore Clippers (AHL); Springfield Indians (AHL); Hershey Bears (AHL); Philadelphia Firebirds (AHL); Binghamton Dusters (AHL);

Personal life[edit]

Took classes at University of Maryland during his playing days in Washington.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, Katie (March 28, 2016). "Mike Marson honored by Capitals". NHL.com. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Amato, Michael (March 27, 2017). "BACKCHECKING: MIKE MARSON". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 

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