Left-winger Mike Marson was a gritty competitor who possessed a decent scoring touch. He spent parts of six years in the NHL, mostly with the dreadful Washington Capitals that curtailed his development as a pro.
The native of Scarborough, Ontario was chosen 19th overall by the Caps in 1974 after scoring 94 points for the OHA's Sudbury Wolves. Since the expansion club was desperate for offense, the young forward was not given a chance to develop in the minors. He scored 16 goals as a rookie but was overmatched along with the rest of his teammates. The youngster didn't help his own cause by showing up for his first NHL training camp 30 pounds overweight.
Marson spent the remainder of the decade as a role player for Washington as well as five different AHL franchises. He best year was 1976-77 when he notched 15 goals and was a tireless worker in corners on the AHL's Springfield Indians. In June 1979 Marson was traded to the L.A. Kings but was chiefly a farmhand. He retired after playing 58 games for the AHL's Binghamton Dusters in 1979-80.