I like to think of myself as a man of the people, giving them what they want when they want it (that’s what she said). I came up with “Know Your Bruin” on the guise that guys like Marc Savard, Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic are well known, established players on the Boston Bruins roster, but guys like Boychuk, Hamill (coming soon!) and Sobotka will fight for an early roster spot/random call-ups during the season.
Since I promised the people a relatively unknown player everyday, today we focus in on Brad Marchand.
KNOW YOUR BRUIN
D.O.B: 5/11/1988 (21) Position: Right Wing Height: 5’9” Weight: 183lbs Number: 63 How he came to Boston: Drafted by the Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (71 overall) Playing Experience with Boston: None for the Bruins; Played 95 games in Providence last year (regular season and post season).
Quick Biography: Brad Marchand was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft as the 71st overall selection. There is not much to know about this young right winger, but if you look at his stats from the 2008-2009 AHL season it does show some promise.
Last season playing for the Providence Bruins, Marchand had 14 goals and 41 assists (59 points) in 79 games. In the playoffs for the P-Bruins, Marchand had 7 goals and 8 assists (15 points) in 16 games.
“Marchand is a little spitfire who doesn't know the meaning of the word quit. An agitator in the corners, he likes to get his nose dirty and battles for the puck. He has some solid moves in the offensive zone, but occasionally gets himself into trouble by trying to get too fancy when a safe and simple play would do. A quick skater, he'll have to continue to overcome his slight stature for the rest of his career.”
Projected Roster: Providence Bruins roster. Projected Slot: Second line wing for the P-Bruins.
"This city is such a great sports town, you want to be part of it for a long time...it's been a great experience."
-Milan Lucic during his press conference (10/07/2009)
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