Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Josef Marha
Centre Josef Marha entered the 2001-02 season hoping to reclaim his regular place in the Chicago Black Hawks' lineup. A fine playmaker and faceoff man, the talented forward put up impressive numbers in the Czech Republic and the minors, which he hoped to duplicate at the big league level.

Born in Havlickuv, Czechoslovakia, Marha excelled with Dukla Jihlava where he caught the eye of NHL scouts. He was chosen 35th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1994 and remained the property of the franchise when it relocated to Colorado. He came to North America in 1995-96 and spent most of the next three seasons with the Avalanche's AHL farm team. In 1997, he led all post-season skaters with 16 assists and 22 points while helping the AHL's Hershey Bears win the Calder Cup.

In March 1998, the talented forward was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim where he got the organization exciting by scoring seven goals in the last 12 games of the season. After a slow start in 1998-99, Marha was sent to the Chicago Black Hawks where he was a role player for the remainder of the season. The next year, he was impressive at training camp and looked solid on offence and defense while playing 81 games. Marha started poorly in 2000-01, which led to him spending the bulk of the season working on his consistency with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Dukla Jihlava Jr. Czech-Jr. 25 12 13 25 0
1992-93 Dukla Jihlava Czech 7 2 2 4
1993-94 HC Dukla Jihlava CzRep 41 7 2 9 3 0 1 1
1993-94 Czech Republic WJC-A 5 4 0 4 2
1993-94 Czech Republic EJC-A 5 4 5 9 4
1994-95 HC Dukla Jihlava CzRep 35 3 7 10 6
1994-95 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 5 5 10 0
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 74 18 30 48 30 8 1 2 3 10
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 1 1 0 0
1996-97 Hershey Bears AHL 67 23 49 72 44 19 6 16 22 10
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 11 2 5 7 4 0
1997-98 Hershey Bears AHL 55 6 46 52 30 -8
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 12 7 4 11 0 +4
1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 10 0 1 1 0 -4
1998-99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 3 1 0 1 4 0
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 2 5 7 4 +5
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 8 0 8 8 2 -3
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 10 12 22 18 -10
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 15 0 3 3 6 -4
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 60 18 28 46 44 -6 9 1 8 9 6
2001-02 HC Davos Swiss 44 19 15 34 38 16 6 9 15 8
2002-03 HC Davos Swiss 43 14 18 32 51 17 4 6 10 6
2003-04 HC Davos Swiss 41 12 10 22 30 6 2 1 3 0
2004-05 HC Davos Swiss 44 18 22 40 30 15 2 9 11 14
2005-06 HC Davos Swiss 44 9 16 25 44 13 2 3 5 10
2006-07 HC Davos Swiss 41 9 13 22 32 19 8 6 14 26
2007-08 HC Davos Swiss 48 15 8 23 20 13 1 4 5 12
2008-09 HC Davos Swiss 49 11 14 25 44 20 2 8 10 2
2009-10 HC Davos Swiss 48 11 22 33 30 6 1 0 1 2
2010-11 HC Davos Swiss 44 7 15 22 34 9 5 3 8 4
2011-12 HC Davos Swiss 40 9 8 17 16 3 0 0 0 0
2012-13 HC Davos Swiss 45 4 12 16 12 7 1 0 1 8
2013-14 HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 23 2 4 6 8
2013-14 Mountfield HK Hradec Kralove CzRep 20 0 3 3 10 4 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 159 21 32 53 32


Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Colorado for Warren Rychel and Anaheim's 4th round pick (Sanny Lindstrom) in 1999 NHL Draft, March 24, 1998. Traded to Chicago by Anaheim for Chicago's 4th round pick (Alexandr Chagodayev) in 1999 NHL Draft, January 28, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), June 13, 2001.
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