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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in second round
No. 19 overall
by Washington Capitals
Born July 24, 1955
||Position: Left Wing|
5-9 Weight: 200
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star Second Team: 1973-74 (Sudbury)
Miscellaneous: Led Sudbury with 94 points at age 18 in 1973-74.
| Debut: October 9, 1974 (Washington at N.Y.
Numbers: 16 (Washington); 9 (Los Angeles)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1980
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Washington, Los Angeles||196||
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was available in 1974 NHL
Amateur Draft because of league's decision to allow drafting of underage
players that year. ... Signed five-year contract with Washington after 1974
draft. ... Reported to Washington's 1974 training camp 22 pounds overweight.
... Scored hat trick for Washington in 1974 preseason game vs. Detroit in Ann
Arbor, Mich. ... His first NHL game was also first game in Washington Capitals
franchise history. ... Became first black player to play in NHL game in nearly
14 years when he made his debut on
Oct. 9, 1974. The only other black person to have played in NHL to that date was
Willie O'Ree. ... Suffered concussion in collision with Blues' Garnet "Ace"
Bailey during Washington's Dec. 7, 1974, game at St. Louis.
|Post-Draft Teams: Baltimore (AHL);
Springfield (AHL); Hershey (AHL); Philadelphia, Binghamton (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Education: Took classes at University of
Maryland during his playing days in Washington.
Miscellaneous: Got deeply involved in
the martial arts after his retirement and became a fifth-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. ... Developed and marketed his own self-defense technique
called Mars-Zen-Do. ... Made self available as public speaker willing to
discuss history of minorities in hockey and other professional sports.
Personal: Older brother of former
college hockey player Larry Marson.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Washington traded Marson to Los
Angeles in exchange for Steve Clippingdale on June 11, 1979.||
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