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DON MARSHALL (1951-1963)

Don
Marshall

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 160lbs
Height 5'10"
Date of birth March 23rd, 1932
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 10
Other numbers 23
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 585 114 140 254 0 81
1951-1952 1 0 0 0 0 0
1954-1955 39 5 3 8 0 9
1955-1956 66 4 1 5 0 10
1956-1957 70 12 8 20 0 6
1957-1958 68 22 19 41 0 14
1958-1959 70 10 22 32 0 12
1959-1960 70 16 22 38 0 4
1960-1961 70 14 17 31 0 8
1961-1962 66 18 28 46 0 12
1962-1963 65 13 20 33 0 6
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 78 5 13 18 0 12
1954-1955 12 1 1 2 0 2
1955-1956 10 1 0 1 0 0
1956-1957 10 1 3 4 0 2
1957-1958 10 0 2 2 0 4
1958-1959 11 0 2 2 0 2
1959-1960 8 2 2 4 0 0
1960-1961 6 0 2 2 0 0
1961-1962 6 0 1 1 0 2
1962-1963 5 0 0 0 0 0
Born and raised in Verdun, a streetcar ride away from the Montreal Forum, young Donnie Marshall first skated on the iconic building’s ice at the age of 17, suiting up for the Montreal Junior Canadiens in the fall of 1949.

His team won the 1950 Memorial Cup with Marshall emerging as a dangerous scoring threat by his final year with the club, potting 32 goals in 1951-52. That same season, the young left winger got the call to join the big club for a single game.

Marshall notched 85 markers in his first two years in the pros, potting 46 for the IHL’s Cincinnati Mohawks in 1952-53, and netting 39 after making the jump to the AHL with the Buffalo Bisons.

At age 22, the talented sniper joined the Canadiens, appearing in 39 games in 1954-55 and remaining with the team for the next seven full seasons. Forging his way into a lineup that already featured Bert Olmstead and Dickie Moore on the left side, there was little call for the young marksman’s scoring skills.

Coach Toe Blake assigned the speedy forward to defensive duties, a challenge Marshall enthusiastically accepted, quickly becoming one of the NHL’s top shadows. Smart and shifty, he smothered the top right wingers across the league with unflagging energy and a scrupulous respect for the rules of the game, never earning more than 14 penalty minutes in any one season.

While his responsibilities focused on keeping his opponents off the score sheet, Marshall still managed to contribute a dozen goals or more to the Habs’ cause in any given season. He hit his peak in Montreal with 22 markers in both 1957-58 and in 1961-62 he chipped in with a team-high 28 helpers and 46 points.

One of the dozen men who had their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup five years in a row between 1956 and 1960, Marshall was one of the seven players involved in the swap that saw Jacques Plante head to New York and Gump Worsley arrive in Montreal.

His offensive prowess came to the forefront with the Rangers, where he potted 20 or more in four of the six seasons he spent with the Broadway Blueshirts. Marshall later played with Buffalo and Toronto before hanging up his skates after the 1971-72 season.

Leaving the ice but not the game, Marshall appeared regularly as a commentator on Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts following his retirement.
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Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Jacques Plante and Phil Goyette for Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort, Len Ronson and Gump Worsley, June 4, 1963.