Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Marsh
Peter Marsh was a skilled right-winger who played a solid third line role during his five NHL seasons. He was an explosive scorer in junior and the WHA but accepted a more versatile role to prolong his career.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marsh was chosen 29th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins after scoring 75 goals for the QMJHL's Sherbrooke Castors in 1975-76. That year, he also represented Canada at the World Junior Championships and was named to the tournament all-star team as well as the QMJHL west division first all-star team.

Rather than join Pittsburgh, Marsh accepted an offer from the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA. He was a key offensive performer for the club and notched a personal best 43 goals in 1978-79. On June 13, 1979 the Winnipeg Jets in the Expansion Draft that was part of the NHL/WHA merger claimed him.

Marsh scored 18 goals for the Jets in 1979-80 but struggled defensively with a -38 plus/minus rating. Two months into the next season, he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks where he often formed a reliable unit with Bill Gardner and Reg Kerr. Marsh was a solid worker on the Hawks when they reached the semi-finals in 1981-82 then amassed 104 points and reached the semi-finals again the following season. The veteran forward retired after splitting the 1983-84 season between the Hawks and the AHL's Springfield Indians.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 43 7 9 16 45 2 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 65 36 34 70 131 12 10 11 21 37
1974-75 Sherbrooke Castors M-Cup 3 0 2 2 0
1975-76 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 70 75 81 156 105 16 9 10 19 19
1975-76 Canada WJC-A 4 4 0 4 8
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 76 23 28 51 52 4 2 0 2 0
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 74 25 25 50 123
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 80 43 23 66 95 3 1 0 1 0
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 57 18 20 38 59 -38
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 6 7 13 9 -17
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 29 4 6 10 10 0 2 1 1 2 2
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 57 10 18 28 47 +3 12 0 2 2 31
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 68 6 14 20 55 -8 12 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 4 6 10 44 -11
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 23 8 13 21 32 4 2 0 2 0
NHL Totals 278 48 71 119 224 26 1 5 6 33


WJC-A All-Star Team (1976)
QMJHL West Division First All-Star Team (1976)
QMJHL MVP (1976)
Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. Rights traded to Montreal by Pittsburgh to complete transaction that sent Pete Mahovlich to Pittsburgh (November 29, 1977), December 15, 1977. Reclaimed by Montreal from Cincinnati (WHA) prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed by Winnipeg from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Chicago by Winnipeg for Doug Lecuyer and Tim Trimper, December 1, 1980.