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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Anaheim Ducks
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born August 12 1973 (1973-08-12) (age 36),
Buffalo, NY, USA
NHL Draft 164th overall, 1993
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1993 – present


Todd Marchant (born August 12, 1973) is a professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has played nine seasons with the Edmonton Oilers and one season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, as well as American Hockey League (AHL) games with the Binghamton Rangers and Cape Breton Oilers, and a single game with the New York Rangers.

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Career

Early career

Marchant played high school hockey at Williamsville East High School. He then played two years in the NCAA with Clarkson University, from 1991–1993. He was drafted by the Rangers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft in the seventh round, 164th overall. In 1993–94, his first pro season, he played games with the Rangers, their AHL affiliate in Binghamton, and the Oilers and their own affiliate in Cape Breton. He was acquired by the Oilers in a trade for Craig MacTavish (and in his last couple of seasons with the Oilers, had the distinction of being one of the few NHL players to be coached by an ex-player for whom he was once traded). He also hosts a weeklong hockey clinic for kids ages 8 to 15 during the offseason at the Amherst Pepsi Center. 100% of profits from his school go to charities for disadvantaged youth around Western New York.

Edmonton Oilers

Marchant played nine full seasons as an Oiler (1994–2003), serving as an alternate captain for his last few seasons in Edmonton. He was known as one of the fastest players in the NHL, and used his speed mostly in a defensive capacity. He scored the first round Game 7 overtime goal that eliminated the Dallas Stars from the 1997 playoffs, taking a pass from captain Doug Weight and speeding by a stumbling Stars defenceman to score on Andy Moog. Marchant would go on to lead all players in shorthanded goals in the 1997 playoffs, with 3. In doing so, he became the first player in 8 years to score 3 shorthanded goals in the playoffs. The last player to do it was Chicago Blackhawks forward Wayne Presley in 1989.

Columbus Blue Jackets

In the summer of 2003, Marchant was signed by the Blue Jackets after he gained early unrestricted free agency from the Oilers. He played the full 2003–04 season with Columbus, along with fellow ex-Oilers Tyler Wright and Luke Richardson.

Marchant then refused to waive his no trade clause, which would have allowed Columbus to send him to Anaheim as part of the Sergei Fedorov trade. After trading for Fedorov, Columbus placed Marchant on waivers in order to free up some salary cap space (as Marchant makes $2.5 Million/Year). Anaheim picked Marchant up on waivers on November 21, 2005 to make him a Mighty Duck.

Anaheim Ducks

Marchant played with the Mighty Ducks in the last half of the 2005–06 NHL Season. Marchant and the Ducks advanced all the way to the Western Conference Finals but were eliminated by Marchant's former team, the Edmonton Oilers.

He returned to the roster of the newly-named Anaheim Ducks for the 2006–07 NHL season. The season began as a record-breaking year, with the Ducks setting franchise records and also setting a league-wide record for the longest streak of being undefeated in regulation at the beginning of the season.

Marchant was injured half way through the year, missing over 20 games. He did not return to play in good condition until the Ducks were midway through the 2007 NHL Playoffs. Marchant returned in the series against the Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Final, and played a vital role in killing penalties. Marchant went on to win his first Stanley Cup when the Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.

Personal life

Todd Marchant and wife Caroline Marchant have four children daughters Lillian and Ashley and sons Timothy Todd and Bradley David born April 20, 2009.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Clarkson ECAC 32 20 12 32 32 - - - - -
1992–93 Clarkson ECAC 33 18 28 46 38 - - - - -
1993–94 Binghamton Rangers AHL 8 2 7 9 6 - - - - -
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
1993–94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 3 1 4 5 12 - - - - -
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
1994–95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 38 22 25 47 25 - - - - -
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 45 13 14 27 32 - - - - -
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 19 19 38 66 - - - - -
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 14 19 33 44 12 4 2 6 12
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 14 21 35 71 12 1 1 2 10
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 14 22 36 65 4 1 1 2 12
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 17 23 40 70 3 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 13 26 39 51 6 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 12 22 34 41 - - - - -
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 20 40 60 48 6 0 2 2 2
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 77 9 25 34 34 - - - - -
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 18 3 6 9 20 - - - - -
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 6 19 25 46 16 3 10 13 14
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 56 8 15 23 44 11 0 3 3 12
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 75 9 7 16 48 6 2 0 2 0
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 72 5 13 18 34 13 1 1 2 16
ECAC totals 65 38 40 78 70 - - - - -
AHL totals 49 25 36 61 33 5 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 1038 176 292 468 716 89 13 20 33 84

External links

  • Todd Marchant's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Todd Marchant-Speed Merchant
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