Bryan Marchment dies

Bryan Marchment dies at 53, former NHL defenseman
Bryan Marchment dies at 53, former NHL defenseman

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The National Hockey League, Bryan Marchment dies at 53, former NHL defenseman, announced the unexpected Wednesday in Montreal. He was 53 years old.

“Brian’s lifelong love of hockey is unparalleled, and he has been among the most dedicated, physical and fiercest players ever to play the game,” the Shark family said in a statement.

“We cannot say in words the heartbreak we felt today upon hearing the news of Brian’s death,” said former shark owner Doug Wilson.

“Brian was loved by many for the way he treated people, but also for his love of life and the game of hockey.”

Agent Rick Curran confirmed to The Associated Press that a rally was in Montreal for the NHL draft.

She spent a career of more than 20 years with the Sharks organization as a player and scout. During his 17-year football career, he was a member of eight other teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, and Chicago Blackhawks.

He appeared in over 1,000 regular season and playoff matches from 1988 to 2006.

“The National Hockey League mourns the passing of San Jose Sharks scout and former NHL player Brian Marshman,” the league said in a statement.

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“Our deepest condolences to his family, the Sharks organization, and many of Brian’s friends, former teammates, and fans.”

Marchment played parts of 17 NHL seasons from 1989 to 2006 with Winnipeg, Chicago, Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto and Calgary.

A native of Ontario, Scarborough has been in scouts and other roles for the Sharks and their branch of the Hockey League of America since 2007.

As a player, Marchment had a reputation as a tough defensive man. He was suspended 13 times for kicks to opponents and scored more than 2,300 penalty minutes.