|Born|| May 11, 1988 |
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft|| 71st overall, 2006|
Brad Marchand (born Bradley Kevin Marchand on May 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing left wing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He was selected by the Bruins, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Brad played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Growing up, Brad played 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 for four seasons in the QMJHL between the Moncton Wildcats, Val-d'Or Foreurs and Halifax Mooseheads. During his junior career, Brad was selected 71st overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.
Brad 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) and 41 points.
Brad 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, he 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, Brad 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 the Vancouver Canucks.
During the off-season, the Bruins re-signed Brad to a two-year contract, announced on September 14, 2011. During the ensuing season on December 23, 2011, he scored his first career NHL hat trick, in an 8-0 home rink win against the Florida Panthers. He also added two assists for a five-point effort.
The following month, on January 9, 2012, Brad was suspended for five games after a clipping hit on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo. The game was the teams' first meeting since the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan characterized the hit as "predatory" in his video release.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2008 Czech Republic|
Brad has represented Canada twice in the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship and the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, bringing home gold each time.
Brad has taken on the moniker of "Nose Face Killah", which is a play on the stage name of rapper Ghostface Killah. The nickname had gained a lot of steam during Boston's 2011 playoff run.
He has also been referred to 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 of 2010. Many broadcasters refer to him as "The Little Ball of Hate." Among his Bruins teammates, Brad is known as "Honey Badger."
|2003–04||Halifax Subway Midget AAA||NSAAA||49||34||42||79||64||—||—||—||—||—|
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