Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Marchment
Since making his NHL debut in 1988-89, defenceman Bryan Marchment has developed into one of the most feared bodycheckers in the game.

The native of Scarborough, Ontario, played with the MTHL's Toronto Nats in 1984-85 before joining the Belleville Bulls of the OHL in 1985-86. In junior, he was notorious for his devastating bodychecks but was also capable of moving the puck up ice effectively. The young blueliner was taken 16th overall by the Winnipeg Jets at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft then was returned for two more years of junior.

Marchment played sparingly in Winnipeg and was left in the AHL to develop with the Moncton Hawks. He experienced problems with his knees that caused concern in the Jets' camp. The young rearguard was shipped to the Chicago Blackhawks in the deal that involved Troy Murray in July 1991.

The hard-hitting style of coach Mike Keenan suited Marchment although he missed a portion of the season to injury. He appeared in 16 playoff games and provided a physical deterrent in the open ice as Chicago reached the Stanley Cup finals in 1992. Marchment remained a regular in the Windy City until partway through the 1993-94 season when he joined the Hartford Whalers.

The hard-nosed defender played parts of four seasons with the improving Edmonton Oilers and was named the club's top defenceman by the local media in 1996 and 1997. He suited up briefly for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1997-98 but was sent to the San Jose Sharks prior to the March deadline. The move to San Jose was a positive one for the veteran, and he was allowed to focus on playing the body on the talented Sharks. After a solid year in 1998-99, he was the club's nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. He was an important physical force on the team as it tried to join the upper echelon of Cup contenders in the Western Conference.

Marchment went on to play parts of six seasons in San Jose and surpassed the 800 games played in 2002-03, before being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche in the latter half of the season. Marchment's stay in Colorado was short lived, signing as a free-agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2003.

After only one season in Toronto, Marchment was released by the club at the end of the 2005 training camp and subsequently, signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames in the early stages of the 2005-06 season. Marchment would go on to appear in 37 games with the Flames throughout their 2005-06 season, however his contract was not renewed by the club.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 69 14 35 49 229
1985-86 Belleville Bulls OHL 57 5 15 20 225 21 0 7 7 83
1986-87 Belleville Bulls OHL 52 6 38 44 238 6 0 4 4 17
1987-88 Belleville Bulls OHL 56 7 51 58 200 6 1 3 4 19
1988-89 Belleville Bulls OHL 43 14 36 50 118 5 0 1 1 12
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 0 2 2 28 0
1989-90 Moncton Hawks AHL 56 4 19 23 217
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 28 2 2 4 91 -5
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 33 2 11 13 101
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 5 10 15 168 -4 16 1 0 1 36
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 5 15 20 313 +15 4 0 0 0 12
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 1 4 5 42 -2
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 42 3 7 10 124 -12
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 1 5 6 184 -11
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 3 15 18 202 -7
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 3 13 16 132 +13 3 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 27 0 4 4 58 -2
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 22 2 4 6 43 -3
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 0 3 3 43 +2 6 0 0 0 10
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 2 6 8 101 -7 6 0 0 0 4
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 0 4 4 72 +3 11 2 1 3 12
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 7 11 18 204 +15 5 0 1 1 2
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 2 20 22 178 +22 12 1 1 2 10
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 2 9 11 108 -2
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 0 3 3 33 +4 7 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 1 3 4 106 +4 13 0 0 0 8
2004-05
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 37 1 2 3 75 +8
NHL Totals 926 40 142 182 2307 83 4 3 7 102


OHL Second All-Star Team (1989) Traded to Chicago by Winnipeg with Chris Norton for Troy Murray and Warren Rychel, July 22, 1991. Traded to Hartford by Chicago with Steve Larmer for Eric Weinrich and Patrick Poulin, November 2, 1993. Transferred to Edmonton from Hartford as compensation for Hartford's signing of free agent Steven Rice, August 30, 1994. Traded to Tampa Bay by Edmonton with Steve Kelly and Jason Bonsignore for Roman Hamrlik and Paul Comrie, December 30, 1997. Traded to San Jose by Tampa Bay with David Shaw and Tampa Bay's 1st round pick (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected David Legwand) in 1998 NHL Draft for Andrei Nazarov and Florida's 1st round pick (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Vincent Lecavallier) in 1998 NHL Draft, March 24, 1998. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Colorado's 3rd (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Ryan Donally) and 5th (later traded back to Colorado - Colorado selected Brad Richardson) round picks in 2003 NHL Draft, March 8, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, October 11, 2005.
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