Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Grant Marshall
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Grant Marshall excelled with the Toronto Nats of the MTHL in 1989-90 before moving on to the OHL's Ottawa 67's in 1990-91. During his rookie year in the league, Marshall's career nearly ended when he broke his neck in a game against the Sudbury Wolves. He recovered to score 32 goals the next season and was claimed 23rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Marshall was returned to junior where he split the 1992-93 season between Ottawa and the Newmarket Royals.

The feisty winger worked diligently on all facets of his game with the AHL's St. John's Maple Leafs in 1993-94. Prior to the 1994-95 season, he was sent to the Dallas Stars along with Peter Zezel as the compensation package after Toronto signed restricted free agent Mike Craig. Marshall spent most of the 1994-95 season with the IHL's Kalamzoo Wings while playing in two games with the Stars.

The young forward scored 28 points and stayed with his check effectively as a rookie with Dallas in 1995-96. He became a fine role player as the club became a league power based on speed, first rate defence, and opportunistic scoring. In 1998-99, Marshall scored 13 goals and was a defensive standout when the Stars won their first Stanley Cup. Injuries limited him to 45 games the next year but he returned in 2000-01 equalling his 13 goal total from 1998-99 and had a personal best 37 points.

After seven years in the Dallas organization, Marshall was obtained by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2001. One of the team's more durable players, Marshall set new career high in goals with 15 and was a physical presence on the young club. Marshall stay in Colombus would be short lived, as he was dealt to the Stanley Cup contending New Jersey Devils towards the end of the 2002-03 season. The move was most fruitful for Marshall as the Devils claimed their third Stanley Cup title in nine years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 39 15 28 43 56
1990-91 Ottawa 67's OHL 26 6 11 17 25 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Ottawa 67's OHL 61 32 51 83 132 11 6 11 17 11
1992-93 Ottawa 67's OHL 30 14 29 43 83
1992-93 Newmarket Royals OHL 31 11 25 36 89 7 4 7 11 20
1992-93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
1993-94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 67 11 29 40 155 11 1 5 6 17
1994-95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 61 17 29 46 96 16 9 3 12 27
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 70 9 19 28 111 0
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 56 6 4 10 98 +5 5 0 2 2 8
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 72 9 10 19 96 -2 17 0 2 2 47
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 82 13 18 31 85 +1 14 0 3 3 20
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 45 2 6 8 38 -5 14 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 75 13 24 37 64 +1 9 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 15 18 33 86 -20
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 8 20 28 71 -8
2002-03 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 1 3 4 7 -3 24 6 2 8 8
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 8 7 15 67 -9
2004-05
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 8 17 25 70 -18 7 0 1 1 8
2006-07 Lowell Devils AHL 59 8 16 24 31 -5
2007-08 Lowell Devils AHL 66 5 32 37 24 -30
NHL Totals 700 92 147 239 793 90 6 11 17 95


Missed majority of 1990-91 due to neck injury vs. Sudbury (OHL), December 4, 1990. Awarded to Dallas from Toronto with Peter Zezel as compensation for Toronto's signing of free agent Mike Craig, August 10, 1994. Traded to Columbus by Dallas for Columbus' 2nd round pick (Loui Eriksson) in 2003 NHL Draft, August 29, 2001. Traded to New Jersey by Columbus for New Jersey's 4th round pick (later traded to Carolina - later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Kristopher Hogg) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 10, 2003.
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