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Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand (6831832878).jpg
Marchand with the Bruins in 2012
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 31)
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 2008–present

Bradley Kevin Marchand (/mɑːrˈʃɑːnd/, /-ænd/[1]; born May 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays 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. During his time with Boston, he won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and was named to the 2017 and 2018 NHL All-Star Game.

Marchand 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.


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.[2] He then scored his first career NHL goal against Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres on November 3, 2010.

Marchand during the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory parade. Marchand established himself as a two-way player for the Bruins during that season.
Marchand during the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup victory parade. Marchand established himself as a two-way player for the Bruins during that season.

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),[3] and 41 points; he also registered a +25 plus-minus rating.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Marchand with the Boston Bruins during the 2011-12 NHL season.
Marchand with the Boston Bruins during the 2011-12 NHL season.

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] Marchand finished the season with 37 goals and 24 assists, and a plus-minus of 21.[10]

Marchand with the Bruins during the 2015-16 NHL season.
Marchand with the Bruins during the 2015-16 NHL season.

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. [11]

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.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14] On March 31, 2019, in a game against the Detroit Red Wings, Marchand scored his 26th career shorthanded goal becoming the Bruins all-time shorthanded goal leader passing Rick Middleton.[15] In the Bruins' next game on April 3, on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Marchand became the tenth Bruins player in team history to score 100 points (36 goals, 64 assists) in a season, the first Bruin to do so since former Bruins center Joe Thornton did in the 2002-03 season.[16]

Playing style and criticism

Marchand, while known for his scoring ability, has also been described as one of the NHL's most notorious "pests." His play 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.[17] In January 2018, Marchand was again suspended for five games for what was ruled a deliberate elbow to the head of Marcus Johansson.[18] In March 2018, Marchand was fined $2,000 for diving.[19] The following month, Marchand was fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Andrew MacDonald,[20] 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.[21] Marchand was also involved in two separate but similar incidents in which he would kiss or lick the neck or face of other players during play. The first of these incidents involved Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan,[22] while the second one involved Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov during the Bruins' and Maple Leafs' meeting in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs.[23]

International play

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.[24][11] He was the tournament's top goal-scorer and named to the all-star team.[25]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Bold indicates led league

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Dartmouth Subways Midget AAA NSAAA 49 47 42 89 64
2004–05 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 61 9 20 29 52 11 1 0 1 7
2005–06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 29 37 66 83 20 5 14 19 34
2006–07 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 57 33 47 80 108 20 16 24 40 36
2007–08 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 33 21 23 44 36
2007–08 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 26 11 19 30 40 14 3 16 19 18
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 79 18 41 59 67 16 7 8 15 26
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 34 13 19 32 51
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 20 0 1 1 20
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 77 21 20 41 51 25 11 8 19 40
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 76 28 27 55 87 7 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 45 18 18 36 27 22 4 9 13 21
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 82 25 28 53 64 12 0 5 5 18
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 77 24 18 42 95
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 77 37 24 61 90
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 80 39 46 85 81 6 1 3 4 6
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 68 34 51 85 63 12 4 13 17 16
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 79 36 64 100 96 24 9 14 23 14
NHL totals 681 262 297 559 674 108 30 53 83 117


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Atlantic U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 5 6 11 10
2007 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 0 2 2
2008 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 4 2 6 4
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 4 3 7 10
2016 Canada WCH 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 5 3 8 8
Junior totals 20 11 8 19 16
Senior totals 16 9 6 15 18

Awards, honors and records

Award Year
QMJHL President's Cup champion 2006 [26]
QMJHL Playoffs Most Goals (16) 2007 [26]
QMJHL Playoffs Most Assists (24) 2007
QMJHL Playoffs Most Points (40) 2007
Stanley Cup champion 2011
Prince of Wales Trophy 2011, 2013, 2019
Presidents' Trophy (Best Regular Season record) 2014
NHL All-Star Game 2017, 2018
NHL First All-Star Team 2017
NHL Second All-Star Team 2019 [27]
World U17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medal 2005
IIHF World U20 Championship Gold Medal 2007, 2008
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
Boston Bruins
NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award 2011, 2016 [28][29]


  • Became the Boston Bruins' all-time franchise leader in regular-season overtime goals on March 6, 2018.
  • Most shorthanded goals in Boston Bruins history.[30]


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  2. ^ "Begin lifts Bruins to 3–2 win over Predators". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-10-21. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
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  8. ^ Kalman, Matt (September 1, 2015). "Bruins' Marchand had elbow surgery during offseason". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  9. ^ 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.
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  11. ^ a b McDonald, Joe (September 29, 2016). "Brad Marchand's clutch goal squashes his reputation as a pest". ESPN. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Relations, NHL Public (2019-03-31). "Brad Marchand scored the 26th regular-season shorthanded goal of his NHL career (all w/ BOS) to surpass Rick Middleton (25) for the most in @NHLBruins history (since 1933-34). #NHLStats". @PR_NHL. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  16. ^ Russo, Eric (April 3, 2019). "Marchand Reaches 100-Point Plateau". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 3, 2019. Marchand secured yet another milestone for his ever-growing list of accolades on Tuesday night, notching a goal and an assist in the Bruins' 6-2 win over Columbus to reach the 100-point plateau for the first time in his career...He is the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since Joe Thornton in 2002-03 and just the 10th player in team history.
  17. ^ 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.
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  19. ^ "NHL fines Bruins' Marchand, Coyotes' Cousins $2K for diving". March 9, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
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  29. ^ "Brad Marchand Receives NESN's 7th Player Award". Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  30. ^ Bruins, Boston (2019-03-31). "Brad Marchand is now the #NHLBruins all-time leading shorthanded goal scorer. Congrats, @Bmarch63!". @NHLBruins. Retrieved 2019-04-01.

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