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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
11 overall by Atlanta Flames
Born March 31, 1958
Height: 6-2 Weight: 210
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: London, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
World Junior Championships: 1977 (silver), 1978 (bronze)
OMJHL Kaminsky Trophy (Top Defenseman): 1977-78 (London) (co-winner with
OMJHL All-Star First Team:
OMJHL All-Star Third Team: 1976-77 (London)
OMJHL All-Star Game: 1977 (London)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
the No. 8 overall prospect for 1978 NHL draft. ... Attended Westminster
Secondary School in London, Ontario. ... Also played lacrosse in high school.
... Was close friend of London teammate Dean Hopkins during junior career, and
was the best man at Hopkins' wedding.
| Debut: October 11, 1978 (Atlanta at Chicago)|
Numbers: 5, 22 (Atlanta/Calgary); 8 (Phila.); 3
(Toronto); 20 (Detroit); 14 (Ottawa)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1993
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Toronto, Detroit, Ottawa
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||ATL/CGY, PHI, TOR, DET||97
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1993 (Ottawa)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1985, 1987 (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Class Guy Award (Media Vote): 1984-85
Philadelphia Most Popular Player (Fan Club Vote): 1984-85
Captain: Oct. 8, 1980, until Nov. 11, 1981
Atlanta/Calgary Records: Most consecutive games played (257 from Oct.
11, 1978, to Nov. 10, 1981)
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Career: Named Ottawa Director of Team and Business Development prior to
1993-94 season, had title changed to Director of Community Development prior
to 1997-98 season and remained in that position through 1997-98 season.
Miscellaneous: Left unprotected by Atlanta for 1979 NHL Expansion
Draft, but was reclaimed as fill-in after Brian Hill was drafted off the
Flames roster on June 13, 1979. ... Was on Atlanta team that relocated to Calgary on June
24, 1980. ... Set NHL single-season record (since broken) by playing 83 games
in 1981-82. ... Missed part of 1982-83 season with bruised tendon in knee, an
injury suffered during Philadelphia's Jan. 2, 1983, game at Chicago. ...
Missed end of 1982-83 season and start of 1983 playoffs with broken fibula, an
injury suffered during Philadelphia's March 24, 1983, game vs. Toronto. ...
Missed parts of 1987-88 season with concussion, an injury suffered during
Philadelphia's Dec. 8, 1987, game vs. Boston, and with bruised knee, an injury
suffered in February 1988. ... Was Toronto's nominee for 1988-89
Masterton Trophy. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with groin injury suffered
during Toronto's Oct. 31, 1989, game at Minnesota. ... Missed part of 1990-91
season with back spasms, an injury suffered in Toronto's Dec. 27, 1990, game
vs. St. Louis. ...
Did not wear a helmet during his NHL career. This led to controversy during
Ottawa's 1992 training camp, when the Senators asked Marsh to sign a waiver
releasing the team from legal liability if he were injured in one of the
Senators practices or games. Marsh initially refused to sign the waiver, and
he wore a helmet during 1992 training camp. He later decided to sign the
waiver so that he could resume playing without a helmet. ... Served as
Ottawa's first assistant captain during 1992-93 season. ... Missed part of
1992-93 season with back spasms, an injury suffered during Ottawa's Feb. 27,
1993, game at New Jersey. ... Had 2,200-member fan club during his lone season
with Ottawa in 1992-93. ... Was Ottawa's first representative to an NHL
All-Star Game. ... Scored goal in 1993 NHL All-Star Game. ... Played 1992-93
season under termination contract with Ottawa in the hope that he would be
offered an assistant coaching or front-office job when team no longer
wanted him as a player. In May 1993, Ottawa decided not to offer Marsh a
contract for the following season and claimed to have offered him a
front-office position which he rejected. Marsh, however, said the Senators had
not offered any job with the organization, instead just cutting him loose.
Marsh's fans were angered by the release, and Ottawa general manager Randy
Sexton tried to fix the situation over by saying that Marsh could have any job
he wanted. Marsh eventually retired and took a job in the team's front office.
|Post-Draft Teams: None|
World Championships: 1979
AWARDS AND HONORS
Coaching Career: Coached minor hockey and
girls' hockey in Kanata, Ontario, prior to 1997-98 season and continued in
that role into 2002-03 season.
Miscellaneous: Worked as instructor
at hockey camp in London, Ontario, during off-seasons of his playing days. ...
Competed in Philadelphia's 1986 Liberty-to-Liberty triathlon. ... Opened his
own restaurant, called Marshy's Bar-B-Q and Grill, in Ottawa's arena after his
retirement. ... London (OHL) retired Marsh's No. 22. ... Was president of
Ottawa Senators Alumni club into 2002-03 season. ... Played on Ottawa Senators
Alumni charity hockey team after his retirement. ... Helped organize first
annual Brad Marsh CNIB celebrity charity golf tournament in London, Ontario,
in 2000. ... Played in 2000 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends game in Toronto.
Full name is Charles Bradley Marsh. ... Older brother of former minor-leaguer
Paul Marsh. ... Was son-in-law of Tom Cousins, one of Atlanta Flames' original
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Calgary traded Marsh to Philadelphia
in exchange for Mel Bridgman on November 11, 1981.||
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