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NHL PLAYER, Brad Marchand

BIOGRAPHY

Born May 11, 1988 -- Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada
Selected by Boston Bruins round 3 #71 overall 2006 NHL Entry Draft

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, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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 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) 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 theVancouver Canucks.

Source: Wikipedia

NEWS

Marchand tallies 3 points in Bruins’ win October 20, 2017

Brad Marchand was named the 3rd star of the contest last night, helping the Boston Bruins to a commanding, 6-3 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off of a breakout campaign in 2016-17 that saw him register career highs in a plethora of categories, the 29-year-old forward has not missed a beat this season. Through 6 games, the Halifax-native has tallied an impressive 9 points, and is currently in the midst of a four-game point streak.

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.      

 

Marchand plays the hero in Game 1 win April 13, 2017

Brad Marchand picked up where he left off in the regular season, scoring the winning goal in Boston’s First Round opener versus the Ottawa Senators. One of the top goal scorers in the NHL this season with 39 (a career-high), the Halifax-native put the Bruins up 2-1 late in the 3rd period, sealing the victory. He would go on to lead all forwards in ice-time (21:07) and eventually be named the 2nd star of contest.

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com article here

Marchand keeps Bruins in playoff position March 31, 2017

Brad Marchand supplied all the offence the Boston Bruins would need last night, in their 2-0 defeat of the Dallas Stars. The Bruins’ offensive leader tallied a goal and an assist in the contest, and would eventually be named the second star of the game. Marchand has been instrumental in Boston’s second half push for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Halifax-native has set career-highs in almost every offensive category this season, including goals (38), assists (45) and power play points (22).

For ore on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Marchand earns player of the week honours March 20, 2017

Brad Marchand was named 1st star of the week on Monday, after leading the NHL in points with 9 (5 goals, 4 assists). It marked the second time this year that the winger was selected as one of the NHL’s “3 Stars of the Week”.  After breaking through last year with a career-high 37 goals and 60 points, the Halifax-native has taken his game to a whole other level in 2016-17. No one has been hotter than Marchand since the calendar year turned to 2017, with the rising star tallying an incredible 27 goals and 48 points in just 32 games. He currently sits 2nd overall in scoring with 79 points, including a new career-high, 42 assists.

For more on Marchand, keep reading the nhl.com article here

Backes, Marchand lead Bruins to victory March 16, 2017

David Backes returned from a 1st period injury to score the game-winning goal, and Brad Marchand tallied his league-leading 36th goal last night, as the Boston Bruins defeated the Calgary Flames, 5-2. For Backes, it was his second straight game with a goal, and 15th of the season. Marchand meanwhile, would eventually be named the 1st star of the game, registering 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and a game-high 5 shots on net. Besides taking over the NHL-lead in goals with 36, the 28-year-old rising star now sits tied for 1st overall in points with 76.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story

Marchand explodes in 3rd period to rally Bruins past Canucks March 14, 2017

Brad Marchand’s march towards superstar status continued on Monday, in the Boston Bruins’ 6-3 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. With the Bruins down 3-2 heading into the 3rd period, the Halifax-native took matters into his own hands, scoring the game tying and game winning goals in succession. The sparkplug winger would eventually consolidate his hat trick, scoring his 3rd goal with just under 30 seconds left in the contest. With the three-goal performance, Marchand now shares the league lead in goals with 35, and sits tied for 2nd overall in points with 74.

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Marchand leads Bruins to victory February 27, 2017

Brad Marchand’s rise to NHL superstar status continued on Sunday, with the Bruins’ winger once again shining in a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars. The Halifax-native led Boston’s attack with a goal and two assists, pushing his point total for the season to 64, a new career-high. Marchand currently sits 5th overall in NHL scoring, and judging from his recent play has shown no signs of slowing down. Through 9 games in the month of February, the rising star has registered 13 points and a plus/minus rating of +8.

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Marchand named 2nd star of the month February 02, 2017

Brad Marchand was named the 2nd star for the month of January on Wednesday, after leading all players in points with 20 in just 14 games played. The 28-year-old emerging superstar led the league with 11 goals in this period, including 3 of the shorthanded variety, also an NHL-high. For the season, The Nova Scotia-native currently sits 6th in the league in points with 51 (21 goals, 30 assists) in 53 games.

For more on Marchand, check out the nhl.com story here

Marchand comes up big as Bruins edge Red Wings January 25, 2017

Brad Marchand was named the first star last night, in the Boston Bruins 4-3, overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Halifax-native scored twice, including a game-tying goal midway through the 3rd period, and registered 5 shots on net. After breaking through with a team-high, 37 goals in 2015-16, Marchand has not missed a beat this season, tallying 19 goals and 28 assists through 51 games. He currently sits tied for 6th in the NHL with 47 points.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Marchand named 2nd star of the week January 16, 2017

Brad Marchand was one of the standout performers from this past week, tallying 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in just 3 games. The Halifax-native’s 2nd star nomination was buoyed by his career-high performance versus the Flyers, where he registered 2 goals and 3 assists in a 6-3 win.  For the season, the speedy winger sits 7th overall in points with 43 (17 goals, 26 assists) in 46 games.

For more on Marchand, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Marchand’s big night paces Bruins January 11, 2017

Brad Marchand was front and center in the Bruins’ attack last night, as they went on to defeat the Blues by a score of 5-3. The sparkplug winger registered 2 goals, an assist and 5 shots on net in the contest, and led all forwards in ice-time with 22:08. The Halifax-native has been on a tear of late, tallying 5 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games. He is currently on pace to eclipse his career-high point total of 61 from last year. Through 44 games, Marchand has 15 goals and 23 assists.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

 

Marchand has taken his game to another level November 07, 2016

Thanks in due part to a mixture of hard work and fierce determination, Brad Marchand has entered into the upper echelon of hockey’s elite, and he looks dead set on staying right there. Once an under-the-radar, 3rd round pick back in 2006, the Halifax-native has a shown a steady improvement each and every year he has played, culminating with his 37-goal, breakout performance in 2015-16.

After adding a World Cup of Hockey trophy to his already impressive list of accomplishments (2011 Stanley Cup, 2016 World Championship gold, 2007, 2008 World Junior Championships gold), the 28-year-old has proven that he is a legitimate star in the NHL, and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

For more on Marchand, keep reading the espn.com article here

Marchand stays hot in season opener October 14, 2016

Brad Marchand continued his strong play of late, tallying a career-high five points in Boston’s 6-3 rout of Columbus last night.  A standout player in Canada’s gold medal triumph at the recently contested World Cup of Hockey, Marchand picked up where he left off, claiming first star honours in Boston’s season opener. The 28-year-old winger had arguably the best performance of the NHL season thus far, registering 2 goals, 3 assists, 7 shots on net and an incredible +5 rating.

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Stamkos and Marchand lead Canada to victory September 28, 2016

Canada defeated Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey best-of-3 final last night, and Steven Stamkos and Brad Marchand were front and center, both scoring in the win.  Stamkos’ first goal of the tournament turned out to be the game-winner, and according to his teammates was long overdue. Marchand meanwhile notched his 4th of the tourney, and also added and assist for good measure. The recently re-signed Boston Bruin currently sits 2nd in WCH scoring, tallying 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in 5 games.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

Marchand and Bruins come to terms on contract extension September 26, 2016

Two days removed from being named first star in Canada’s 5-3 win over Russia in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey, Brad Marchand was back in the news on Monday, agreeing to an 8-year, $49 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins. The 28-year-old winger is coming off a career year that saw him register new career-highs in goals (37) and points (60).

For more on Marchand, check out the nhl.com story here

Marchand key to Team Canada victory September 19, 2016

Brad Marchand was instrumental in Team Canada’s 6-0 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday, contributing to all 3 of his team’s first period goals to put the game out of reach. One of the sparkplug winger’s key contributions was a heads-up assist with just a second left in the first period to make the score 3-0. He would go on to finish the contest with 1 goal, 2 assists, a +3 rating and 3 shots on net.

For more on Marchand and Canada’s win, keep reading the ice.wch2016.com story here.

 

Marchand excited for World Cup, upcoming season September 02, 2016

Coming off of his best NHL season to date, Brad Marchand is focused on continuing to do the things that have gotten him this far: playing a smart, 2-way game, and being a good teammate.  The Halifax-native tallied a career-high, 37 goals and 60 points in 2015-16, a spectacular season that earned him a spot in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey for Team Canada. Despite his recent success, the 28-year-old winger is not resting on his laurels, and is eager to help his Boston Bruins return to the NHL Playoffs after a 2-year absence.

For more on Marchand, check out the nhl.com story here

Marchand helps keep Bruins’ in NHL Playoffs contention April 08, 2016

Brad Marchand was named the 3rd star last night, in the Boston Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The speedy winger registered a goal and an assist in the contest, and led his team in shots with four. The 27-year-old marksman has enjoyed his best season to date in a Boston Bruins uniform, posting career-highs in goals (37), points (60), shots (245), and game-winning goals (6).    

For more on Marchand and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Marchand continues to impress in Bruins’ win March 04, 2016

Brad Marchand scored a goal and added an assist last night, guiding the Boston Bruins to a big, 4-2 victory over defending Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-native is putting together his best season to date, having already tallied a career-high in goals with 33. The speedy winger was at his best in February, where he registered a goal or more in 7 straight games.

For more on Marchand and last night’s contest, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Marchand strikes twice in Bruins win November 24, 2015

Brad Marchand scored two goals—including a shorthanded goal—in the Boston Bruins’ 4-3, shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. The 27-year-old speedster went on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. The Halifax-native has been on a tear of late, racking up 5 goals and an assist in his last four games, with a plus/minus rating of +5.

For more on Marchand, keep reading the news.nationalpost.com article here

Marchand named 1st star of the week November 02, 2015

Brad Marchand was selected the 1st star of the week on Monday, after putting together an impressive three games from the 27th to the 31th of October. The Bruins winger played an integral role in his team’s 3 wins, scoring 4 goals and assisting on two others in that span. The Halifax-native has been on a hot streak of late, registering five goals and four assists in his last six games.

For more on Marchand, check out the nhl.com story here

Marchand instrumental in Bruins win October 28, 2015

Brad Marchand scored a goal and added an assist, as the Boston Bruins cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. The 27-year-old speedster has been hot of late, registering a point or more in his last 4 games.  In 6 games this year, Marchand has 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) and a plus/minus rating of +3.

For more on last night’s game reading the nhl.com piece here

Marchand’s big weekend instrumental in Bruins' back-to-back wins March 09, 2015

Brad Marchand scored three goals this weekend, as the Boston Bruins solidified their playoff positioning with two big victories. The scrappy winger was named first star in the Bruins 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Halifax-native scored the tying goal with 15 seconds remaining in regulation time, and followed it up with the winner in overtime. Marchand has been on fire of late, tallying 5 goals and an assist in his last four games.

For more on Marchand, check out the sports.yahoo.com post here

Marchand leads Bruins to victory February 02, 2015

Brad Marchand was named the first star of the game Saturday night, as the Boston Bruins scored twice in the third period to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. The sparkplug winger scored twice in the contest, while adding a game-best seven shots on net.  He currently leads Boston in goals with 15 this season, and has scored 4 in his last five games.

For more on Marchand and Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Marchand sparks Bruins’ with two-goal performance December 24, 2014

Brad Marchand was front and center in Boston’s 5-3 victory over Nashville on Tuesday, scoring twice in the contest.  He went on to be named the first star of the match, adding five shot on net and a +1 rating. In 32 games this season, the Halifax-native has 10 goals and 11 assists and a team leading plus/minus rating of +9.

For more on Marchand last night’s game, check out the bostonglobe.com story here

Marchand does it all in Bruins’ win October 31, 2014

Brad Marchand scored the tying and winning goal last night, as the Boston Bruins came from behind to defeat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2. The 26-year-old speedster was named the first star of the game after saving the Bruins with a late goal in the 3rd period followed by the winner in overtime. He also assisted on Boston’s first goal of the game, and finished with a rating of +3 along with 4 shots on net.

For more on Marchand’s heroics, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Marchand and Iginla star in Bruins romp February 10, 2014

Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla were front and center in the Boston Bruins 7-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, Saturday, claiming the 2nd and 3rd star of the game, respectively. Marchand scored his team leading, 19th goal of the year, and added two assists in the win. Iginla, meanwhile, had a 2-point performance, including his 17th goal of the season and 6 shots on net.

For more on Boston’s blowout victory, keep reading the bostonherald.com piece here.

Marchand comes up huge in Bruins triumph January 21, 2014

In a matchup between two recent Stanley Cup champions, Brad Marchand rose to the occasion, scoring two goals in Boston’s 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. After a sensational individual effort saw him score a short-handed goal in the first period, the Nova Scotian sealed the victory with a scorching one-timer halfway through the 3rd.  The two goals gave him a total of six in his last four games, making him one of the hottest players in the NHL at the moment.

For more on Marchand and last night’s win, keep reading the bostonherald.com post here.

Marchand and Iginla lead the way in Bruins’ triumph January 03, 2014

Thanks to a couple of clutch goals from Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla, the Boston Bruins prevailed on Thursday, eking out a victory over the Nashville Predators, 3-2. Marchand played the hero in overtime, scoring his 10th goal of the year to seal the win. As for Iginla, his 13th of the season gave Boston a brief 2-1 lead in the 3rd period before Nashville tied it up moments later.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the bostonherald.com story here.

Young Bruins’ star growing as a player and a man September 19, 2013

Two years removed from a Stanley Cup victory, Brad Marchand has not taken his early success for granted. His numbers have improved every season since, and with it a maturity that belies his years. Teammates and coaches have noticed that Marchand has become more professional of late, and is emerging as real a leader of the team.    

For more on Marchand, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

Subban, Stamkos among top names invited to Canada’s Olympic camp July 23, 2013

With the Sochi 2014 Olympics right around the corner, Hockey Canada announced their preliminary list of 47 players for the nation’s upcoming orientation camp in late August. Headlining that list is the newly crowned Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban, along with 2-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard award winner Steven Stamkos. Other notable invitees include: Drew Doughty, Jordan Eberle, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Brad Marchand, James Neal, Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf, Alex Pietrangelo, and Mike Richards.

For more on this story, keep reading the NHL.com piece here.

For more on Subban's reaction to being invited to the Olympic camp, check out the montrealgazette.com article here.

Boston’s “Little Ball of Hate” is not ready to change his style June 20, 2013

Brad Marchand has a way of driving the opposition batty, to the point where the nickname “Little Ball of Hate” was born, a perfect descriptor for the 5’9 dynamic winger.  Despite not taking a penalty in the Stanley Cup Finals to date, he had come in to the series leading the team in that category, and with his style of play, one can only assume he will get in on the act soon enough.

For more on the Bruins’ agitator, keep reading the CBC piece here.

Brad Marchand nets winner for Bruins in overtime May 17, 2013

The Boston Bruins kept their overtime magic alive last night, winning in extra time over the New York Rangers, 3-2.  The hero this time around was Brad Marchand, sneaking a shot through the legs of Henrik Lundqvist for the winning goal.

It was a standout performance for the Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia native, who was named the first star of the contest. Besides scoring in overtime, he helped set up the tying goal in the third period.

It had been a bit of a struggle for Marchand thus far in the playoffs, after leading his team in scoring in the regular season with 36 points. Here’s what the sniper had to say after scoring the winner:

"It's always frustrating not to score", Marchand said, "but there's so many other areas of the game. It's always nice to get the first one and you hope you just keep going."

Marchand, who had begun the day experiencing pain in his midsection during practice, went from a question mark for the game to a late night heroFor more on his rollercoaster day, read the New York Times piece here.

For more on the Bruins victory, keep reading the TSN.ca story here.