Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand
Marchand with the Boston Bruins in February 2012.
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2006
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2008present

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


Brad Marchand grew up playing minor hockey in the Hammonds Plains, 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.


Brad 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]

During the 2014–15 season, Marchand played 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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] Marchand finished the season with 37 goals and 24 assists, and a plus-minus of 21.[9]

Midway through the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, where Marchand was one of the leading scorers with eventual champion Canada, he signed an eight-year contract extension with the Bruins worth $49 million through the 2024–25 season. [10]

Late in the 2016–17 season, on March 13, 2017, Marchand scored the second hat trick in his Bruins career, with all three goals scored in the third period of a 6–3 road game Bruins' win against the Vancouver Canucks with only his teammate David Krejčí scoring one additional goal in-between Marchand's trio of third-period Bruins' goals.[11]

Marchand scored his third career hat trick, as well as a pair of assists making for a five-point night, in a 6–5 home-ice overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings on March 6, 2018.[12] His third goal in this game was the overtime winner, which also made Marchand the Bruins' all-time franchise leader in regular-season overtime goals with the 11th of his career.[13]

Playing style

Marchand's scoring ability is often overshadowed by his on-ice antics and dirty play. Marchand's list of foul play includes a two-game suspension for elbowing R. J. Umberger in March 2011; a $2,500 fine for slew-footing Matt Niskanen in December 2011; a five-game ban for a predatory low-bridge hit on Sami Salo in January 2012; two games for slew-footing Derick Brassard in January 2015; and three games for clipping Mark Borowiecki in December 2015. In February 2017, the league docked Marchand $10,000, the maximum allowable amount per the collective bargaining agreement, for a dangerous trip of Detroit Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall.[14] In January 2018, Marchand was again suspended for five games for what was ruled a deliberate elbow to the head of Marcus Johansson.[15] In March 2018, Marchand was fined $2,000 for diving.[16] The following month, Marchand was fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Andrew MacDonald,[17] marking the third time Marchand faced supplementary discipline in the 2017–18 NHL season and the sixth time he's been fined for his behavior in the NHL.[18] Marchand is also known for his tendency to kiss or lick the neck or face of other players during play for which he has been formally warned by the NHL administration to stop or face further disciplinary actions.[19]

International play

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
IIHF World Championship
2016 Russia
Canada Cup / World Cup
2016 Toronto
World Junior Championships
2008 Czech Republic
2007 Sweden
Representing Canada Atlantic
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
2005 Alberta

Brad Marchand has represented Canada four times in the 2007, 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, 2016 IIHF World Championships, and 2016 World Cup of Hockey bringing home gold from each tournament. He scored the winning goal for Canada, short-handed, in the second and deciding game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey final.[20][10] He was the tournament's top goal-scorer and named to the all-star team.[21]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04Dartmouth Subways Midget AAANSAAA4947428964
2004–05Moncton WildcatsQMJHL619202952111017
2005–06Moncton WildcatsQMJHL6829376683205141934
2006–07Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL573347801082016244036
2007–08Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL3321234436
2007–08Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL2611193040143161918
2008–09Providence BruinsAHL791841596716781526
2009–10Providence BruinsAHL3413193251
2009–10Boston BruinsNHL2001120
2010–11Boston BruinsNHL7721204151251181940
2011–12Boston BruinsNHL762827558771122
2012–13Boston BruinsNHL451818362722491321
2013–14Boston BruinsNHL82252853641205518
2014–15Boston BruinsNHL7724184295
2015–16Boston BruinsNHL7737246190
2016–17Boston BruinsNHL803946858161346
2017–18Boston BruinsNHL6834518563124131716
NHL totals 602 226 233 459 578 84 21 39 60 103


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Atlantic U17 6 5 6 11 10
2007 Canada WJC 6 2 0 2 2
2008 Canada WJC 7 4 2 6 4
2016 Canada WC 10 4 3 7 10
2016 Canada WCH 6 5 3 8 8
Junior totals 20 11 8 19 16
Senior totals 16 9 6 15 18

Awards and honors

NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award 2011, 2016
Stanley Cup champion 2011
Prince of Wales Trophy 2011, 2013
Presidents' Trophy (Best Regular Season record) 2014
IIHF World Championships Gold Medal 2016
IIHF World championship Top 3 Player On Team 2016
World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal 2016
World Cup of Hockey All-Star team 2016
World Cup of Hockey Most goals in tournament 2016
World Cup of Hockey final game winning goal 2016
First NHL All-Star Team 2016-17
2x NHL All-Star Game 2017, 2018
Boston Bruins' all-time franchise leader in regular-season overtime goals March 6, 2018
  • First Star of the Week, December 26, 2011
  • First Star of the Week, November 2, 2015
  • Third Star of the Week, February 15, 2016
  • Second Star of the Week, January 16, 2017
  • First Star of the Week, March 20, 2017
  • Third Star of the Week, January 22, 2018
  • Second Star of the Week, March 12, 2018
  • Second Star of the Month, January 2017
  • Second Star of the Month, March 2018


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  6. Thompson, Andrew (May 18, 2015). "Boston Bruins: The Season Of Brad Marchand". Causeway Crowd. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  7. Kalman, Matt (September 1, 2015). "Bruins' Marchand had elbow surgery during offseason". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  8. Kalman, Matt (February 6, 2016). "Bruins top Sabres on penalty shot". 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.
  9. McDonald, Joe (September 26, 2016). "Brad Marchand signs 8-year, $49 million extension with Bruins". ESPN. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  10. 1 2 McDonald, Joe (September 29, 2016). "Brad Marchand's clutch goal squashes his reputation as a pest". ESPN. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  11. Woodley, Kevin (March 14, 2017). "Brad Marchand hat trick gives Bruins win". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 14, 2017. Brad Marchand scored his second career hat trick in the third period to help the Boston Bruins to a 6–3 comeback win against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.
  12. Kalman, Matt (March 6, 2018). "Marchand's five points boost Bruins past Red Wings". National Hockey league. Retrieved March 9, 2018. Brad Marchand completed a hat trick 34 seconds into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 6-5 win against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden on Tuesday...Marchand, who had two assists, scored on the rebound of a Torey Krug shot. It was his second overtime goal in as many games and fourth of the season.
  13. Kalman, Matt (March 6, 2018). "Marchand's five points boost Bruins past Red Wings". National Hockey league. Retrieved March 9, 2018. Need to know: Marchand's 11 regular-season overtime goals are the most in Bruins history, one more than Glen Murray since OT was reinstituted in 1983-84.
  14. Clinton, Jared (February 1, 2017). "Marchand's a top scorer, but won't get credit until he shakes his bad reputation". The Hockey News. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  15. "Boston's Brad Marchand suspended 5 games for elbow on Marcus Johansson". January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  16. "NHL fines Bruins' Marchand, Coyotes' Cousins $2K for diving". March 9, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  17. "Brad Marchand avoids suspension for cross-check on Flyers' MacDonald -". Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  18. "2017-18 NHL Suspension Tracker: Marchand suspended for a sixth time -". Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  19. "Brad Marchand calls face-licking protest 'cute,' but NHL says it must stop". CBC. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  20. "Marchand scores in last minute to win World Cup for Canada". Sportsnet. Canadian Press. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  21. "Stats". World Cup of Hockey 2016. and NHLPA. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
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