Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bert Marshall
Bert Marshall was a rugged stay-at-home defenceman who could also provide crisp outlet passes to his forwards. He played nearly 900 games for four different teams in the 1960s and '70s when his consistency was a useful part of the team.

The native of Kamloops, B.C. was the property of the Detroit Red Wings who oversaw his development with the junior Edmonton Oil Kings and the Memphis Wings of the CHL. The young blueliner played 61 games as a rookie in 1965-66 and helped the Wings reach the Stanley Cup finals. He played the last year of the Original Six Era in Motown and joined the expansion Oakland Seals halfway through the next season.

Marshall did his best to stabilize the shaky blueline of the Seals for nearly six seasons before he was traded to the vastly superior New Rangers in March 1973. The steady rearguard lasted only a few regular season and playoff games before the New York Islanders in the Intra-League Draft claimed him.

The reliable defensive play and leadership provided by Marshall helped the Islanders develop into a competitive squad by the mid-'70s. He was a member of the team when it reached the semi-finals in 1975 and 1976. He helped the younger players like Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, and Mike Bossy learn to win and be professional. Marshall brought his solid career to an end after playing six games for the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers in 1979-80.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL
1962-63 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 17 0 2 2 10
1963-64 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL 30 28 35 63 78 5 1 3 4 6
1963-64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 19 8 21 29 10
1964-65 Memphis Wings CPHL 51 3 11 14 43
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 0 19 19 45 12 1 3 4 16
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 12 2 0 2 8
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 0 10 10 68
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 1 5 6 56 +6
1967-68 Oakland Seals NHL 20 0 4 4 18 -2
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 68 3 15 18 81 -24 7 0 7 7 20
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 72 1 15 16 109 -21 4 0 1 1 12
1970-71 California Seals NHL 32 2 6 8 48 -20
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 66 0 14 14 68 -5
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 55 2 6 8 71 -36
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 14 -3 6 0 1 1 8
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 69 1 7 8 84 +5
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 77 2 28 30 58 +18 17 2 5 7 16
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 71 0 16 16 72 +37 13 1 3 4 12
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 72 4 21 25 61 +48 6 0 0 0 6
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 58 0 7 7 44 +10 7 0 2 2 9
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 45 1 8 9 29 +9
1979-80 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 6 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 868 17 181 198 926 72 4 22 26 99


CAHL Second All-Star Team (1964) Traded to Oakland by Detroit with John Brenneman and Ted Hampson for Kent Douglas, January 9, 1968. Traded to NY Rangers by California for cash and future considerations (Dave Hrechkosy and Gary Coalter, May 17, 1973), March 4, 1973. Claimed by NY Islanders from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1973.
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