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Brad Marchand
Born May 11, 1988 (1988-05-11) (age 28)
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2006
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2008–present

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.

Playing CareerEdit

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.

On October 21, 2009, Brad made his NHL debut on October 21, 2009, against the Nashville Predators. On November 3, 2010, he scored his first NHL goal against Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres.

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.

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2008 Czech Republic
Gold 2007 Sweden

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.

Personal LifeEdit

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."

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04Halifax Subway Midget AAANSAAA4934427964
2004–05Moncton WildcatsQMJHL619202952111017
2005–06Moncton WildcatsQMJHL6829376683205141934
2006–07Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL573347801082016244036
2007–08Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL3321234436
2007–08Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL2610192940143161918
2008–09Providence BruinsAHL791841596716781526
2009–10Providence BruinsAHL3413193251
2009–10Boston BruinsNHL2001120
2010–11Boston BruinsNHL7721204151251181940
2011–12Boston BruinsNHL762827558771122
2012–13Boston BruinsNHL441818362522491321
NHL totals 217 67 66 133 183 54 16 18 34 63

External linksEdit

Brad Marchand's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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