Although Don Marcotte picked up a few games with the Bruins between 1966 and 1969, he spent most of his time mixing his one part talent and skill with his nine parts of heart desire and hustle to render himself indispensable to the NHL. His patience and dedication paid off in 1970 when he finally caught on with the Bruins in time to win the first of his two Stanley Cups.
Marcotte was then able to sustain a 12-year NHL career by being extremely useful. Although listed as a left winger, he could play all three forward positions. He usually skated with Derek Sanderson and Ed Westfall in whose company he excelled as a great two-way player and penalty killer who could dish out bone-jarring hits. In 1970-71 he tallied six short-handed goals.
Marcotte's best season came in 1974-75 when he scored 31 goals and 33 assists during the regular season. He was also a strong playoff performer, netting 61 points in 132 post season outings. Marcotte retired as a career Bruin in 1982.