Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Marchinko
Center Brian Marchinko played a few games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders in the 70s. Although his NHL tenure was short, he put up impressive numbers in junior and in several minor leagues.

Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Marchinko played his junior career with the OHA's London Nationals and the Flin Flon Bombers of the WCJHL. After scoring 41 goals for Flin Flon in 1968-69, the young pivot signed as a free agent with the Maple Leafs. He went through a few growing pains in his rookie pro season with the CHL's Tulsa Oilers then played a couple of games for Toronto in 1970-71. He became a fine playmaker and checker in Tulsa but was unable to break into the Toronto line up.

In June, 1972 Marchinko was claimed by the New York Islanders in the Expansion Draft. He played 36 games during the difficult first season and worked well on a line with veteran Ron Stewart and youngster Ralph Stewart. As the club's depth improved, Marchinko was relegated to the minors. In 1974 he scored seven goals while helping the Providence Reds reach the Calder Cup final. Marchinko spent his last two seasons with the Erie Blades and Johnstown Jets of the North American league before retiring in 1977.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Melfort Millionaires SJHL
1967-68 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 25 0 1 1 0
1967-68 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 43 9 16 25 13 15 5 9 14 4
1968-69 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 60 41 45 86 96 18 6 9 15 4
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 59 8 14 22 30 6 1 0 1 0
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 67 15 24 39 47
1971-72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Tulsa Oilers CHL 68 10 24 34 29 13 3 3 6 7
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 36 2 6 8 0 -10
1972-73 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 7 0 0 0 0
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 6 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Fort Worth Wings CHL 54 7 19 26 24
1973-74 Providence Reds AHL 10 3 0 3 8 15 7 2 9 9
1974-75 Fort Worth Texans CHL 78 23 20 43 32
1975-76 Erie Blades NAPro 63 27 34 61 29 5 1 2 3 0
1976-77 Erie Blades NAPro 47 16 21 37 4
1976-77 Johnstown Jets NAPro 21 8 9 17 4 3 2 0 2 0
NHL Totals 47 2 6 8 0


Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 1, 1969. Claimed by NY Islanders from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972.
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