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Behind the All-Star: Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand


On Wednesday the NHL released the rosters for the 2018 Honda All-Star Game. For the second year in a row, Boston Bruins Forward, Brad Marchand, will be in the game.

Bruins Stats

Marchand currently leads the Bruins in scoring this season. He had a career-high in his scoring during the 2016-2017 season, with a total of 85 points; comprised of 39 goals and 46 assists. This season, Marchand has 17 goals and 23 assists. A total of 40 points in 32 games.


Marchand was born on May 11th, 1988 in Halifax, N.S. Canada. He played minor hockey in Halifax with the Dartmouth Subways. Marchand was a second round pick in the 2004 QMJHL Midget Draft. In the QMJHL, he played for four seasons, dividing his time between the Moncton Wildcats, Val-d’Or Foreurs and Halifax Mooseheads.

Oh, Canada!

Marchand has represented Canada four times so far in his career. Twice in the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in 2007 and 2008. One time in the 2016 IIHF World Championships and in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.


Marchand has two World Junior Championship gold medals (from 2007 and 2008) as well as a 2016 World Championship gold medal. In 2011, prior to Bruins last home game, Marchand was awarded the “7th Player Award”. This award goes to the Bruins player that fans believe has exceeded expectations in their performance on the team. This award went to Marchand again in 2016. Additionally, in 2011, Brad Marchand helped the Bruins win a Stanley Cup.

Career with the Bruins

Marchand played with the NHL for the first time on Oct. 21, 2009. He scored his first goal during the Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres game on November 3, 2010. He scored his first NHL hat trick in December 2011 against the Florida Panthers. In 2016, after the World Cup of Hockey, he signed an eight year contract. This contract is worth $49 million and will keep him with the Bruins until at least the 2024-25 season.

Here is a full list of all the All-Stars in the Atlantic Division:

Check out the full 2018 Honda All-Star Roster