Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jonathan Marchessault
Jonathan Marchessault was born on December 27, 1990, in Cap-Rouge, Quebec. He spent his entire junior career with the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL, winning the Gaétan Duchesne Trophy as Quebec's best defensive player.

In the 2011 playoffs, Marchessault led the QMJHL in scoring despite the fact that Quebec was eliminated in the semi-finals. He became the first player to lead the QMJHL in playoff scoring despite not playing in the final.

Undrafted by an NHL club, Marchessault signed with the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, in the summer of 2011. In his first professional season, he tied for the Whale team lead with 64 points and led the team with 40 assists.

Following the 2011-12 season, Marchessault signed a three year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He would appear in 74 games for the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, in 2012-13 and continued to impress offensively. He would also get his first taste of NHL action, appearing in two games for the Blue Jackets.

Prior to the 2014 trade deadline, Marchessault was traded, along with Dalton Smith, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Dana Tyrell and Matt Taormina.

Marchessault would appear in 45 games for the Lightning during the 2015-16 season, recording seven goals and adding 11 assists. In the summer of 2016, Marchessault was once again a free agent. He signed with the Florida Panthers on July 1, 2016.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 56 10 10 20 18 +5 11 1 0 1 6
2008-09 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 62 18 35 53 75 +31 14 2 4 6 10
2009-10 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 30 41 71 54 +24 9 3 11 14 14
2010-11 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 40 55 95 41 +33 18 11 22 33 12
2011-12 Connecticut Whale AHL 76 24 40 64 50 +1 9 4 0 4 26
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 74 21 46 67 65 +20 8 0 3 3 8
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 Springfield Falcons AHL 56 14 27 41 51 -7
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 21 9 6 15 8 -3
2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1 2 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 68 24 43 67 38 +7 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 11 6 3 9 6 +3
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 7 11 18 17 -10 5 0 1 1 6
2016-17 Florida Panthers NHL 75 30 21 51 38 -21
2017-18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 77 27 48 75 40 +36 20 8 13 21 10
NHL Totals 201 65 80 145 95 27 8 14 22 16


QMJHL First All-Star Team (2011) AHL First All-Star Team (2013) Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2012. Traded to Tampa Bay by Columbus with Dalton Smith for Matt Taormina and Dana Tyrell, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2016. Claimed by Vegas from Florida in Expansion Draft, June 21, 2017.
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