Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Marcotte
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Victoriaville Bruins QJHL 9 14 2 16 33
1964-65 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 56 28 23 51 94 11 7 5 12 30
1964-65 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 13 9 6 15 22
1965-66 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 45 28 22 50 76 6 3 3 6 11
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 2 1 0 1 2 5 2 0 2 0
1966-67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 35 21 21 42 38 13 8 8 16 28
1967-68 Hershey Bears AHL 72 31 22 53 35 5 0 1 1 16
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 7 1 0 1 2 0
1968-69 Hershey Bears AHL 67 35 21 56 65 11 7 2 9 25
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 35 9 3 12 14 -3 14 2 0 2 11
1969-70 Hershey Bears AHL 35 28 15 43 23
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 75 15 13 28 30 +20 4 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 47 6 4 10 12 0 14 3 0 3 6
1971-72 Boston Braves AHL 8 4 7 11 2
1972-73 Boston Bruins NHL 78 24 31 55 49 +32 5 1 1 2 0
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 78 24 26 50 18 +44 16 4 2 6 8
1974-75 Boston Bruins NHL 80 31 33 64 76 +24 3 1 0 1 0
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 58 16 20 36 24 +15 12 4 2 6 8
1976-77 Boston Bruins NHL 80 27 18 45 20 +28 14 5 6 11 10
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 77 20 34 54 16 +32 15 5 4 9 8
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 79 20 27 47 10 +6 11 5 3 8 10
1978-79 NHL All-Stars Ch-Cup 1 0 0 0 2
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 32 4 11 15 0 +4 10 2 3 5 4
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 72 20 13 33 32 +3 3 2 2 4 6
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 69 13 21 34 14 -2 11 0 4 4 10
NHL Totals 868 230 254 484 317 132 34 27 61 81