Former San Jose Sharks scout Bryan Marchment dies at 53
Known for his tough demeanor on the ice, Bryan Marchment, an NHL veteran with 926 games, has died at the age of 53.
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A sad news to announce; Unfortunately long @NHL Defender and current @SanJoseSharks Scout Bryan Marchment died in Montreal.
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— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 6, 2022
Marchment broke into the NHL in the 1990-91 season with the Winnipeg Jets after being drafted 16th overall by them three years prior. His time there didn’t last long before he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.
At the end of his 17-year career, Marchment found himself donning the jersey of nearly a dozen teams: the Jets, Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning , San Jose Sharks and later in his career, stints with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.
After retiring after the 2005-06 season, Marchment took two years off before returning to hockey. He joined the San Jose Sharks in 2007-08 as an amateur scout – a role he held through his passing.
His impact on the organization was not just there. Throughout his tenure, Marchment also served as a development coach, focusing on the defensive side of the puck.
Marchment leaves behind a wife, a son, Florida Panthers forward Mason Marchment, and a daughter, Logan.
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