25-Year-Old Left Wing – Boston Bruins
Brad Marchand Contract Information:
In September of 2012, Marchand was signed to a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season by the Bruins, with his deal worth an average of $4.5 million a year.
Marchand scored his first goal in six games Friday in Boston's win over the Rangers, also adding an assist.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 5||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||16:22||0:00|
|Nov 27||at DET||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||16:23||0:00|
|Nov 19||at NYR||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||16:15||0:58|
|Nov 18||at CAR||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||13:39||0:00|
|Nov 15||at OTT||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||1||14:56||0:00|
|Nov 2||at NYI||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||14:51||0:00|
|Oct 30||at PIT||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||15:40||0:05|
|Oct 23||at BUF||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||14:55||1:07|
|Oct 19||at TB||0||1||1||1||4||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||14:36||1:13|
|Oct 17||at FLA||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||12:09||0:00|
|Oct 12||at CLS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||14:11||0:16|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The energetic Marchand, who racked up 55 points (including 28 goals) and 87 PIMs in 76 games to go along with a tidy plus-31 rating in 2011-12, has, aside from earning a rep as a pesky agitator on the ice, developed into a nice fantasy left winger. That is, when he stays out of trouble with the league. Marchand plays on the edge, and sometimes crosses the line, but when he keeps his cool he boasts a solid all-around game, featuring relentless puck pursuit and good offensive instincts. If Marchand can achieve a bit more consistency, 70-75 points are within reach for the diminutive winger.
The B's feisty rookie forward finished the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 11 goals and eight assists in 25 games and was a force throughout the Stanley Final. Marchand was productive enough in the regular season, scoring 21 goals and 41 points overall, but after seeing the show he put on in the postseason, it's fair to expect more from him in 2011-12. Either way, he's a relentless bundle of energy, who agitates opponents and lifts his teammates. At press time he was a restricted free agent, but he's been clear on his desire to remain in Boston and the Bruins would be foolish not to re-sign their sparkplug for the long haul.
Marchand will be looking to win a steady job with the B's in his third pro season after playing 20 games in Boston last year. He only notched one assist in his stint with the big club, but he's a scrappy player, who is not without some upside on offense, as his 32 points in 34 games with AHL Providence illustrates. His best chance to stick with the Bruins out of camp is to win a spot on the team's energy line, a job that he has a chance to win, but one that doesn't carry much fantasy weight.
Marchand, who projects as a gritty agitator with a little scoring upside, could make a strong case to crack the Bruins' opening roster. Even if he doesn't, he'll be among the team's first call-ups once injuries hit.
The undersized winger will most likely spend the year in Providence, but his non-stop motor could propel him to the B's in time.