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Todd Marchant

Awards and Achievements:
Stanley Cup Champion (2007)

Selke voting – 7th(2003), 8th(2000), 10th(2001), 1 vote in 2007 and 2008

Short-Handed Ice Time - 2nd(2002), 2nd(2010), 2nd(2011), 3rd(2002), 4th(2009), 6th(2004), 8th(2001), 11th(2008), 15th(1998), 15th(1999), 17th(2000), 19th(2007)

Scoring Accomplishments:
Short-Handed Goals – 5th(1997), 5th(2001), 5th(2010), 6th(2001), 10th(2007), 11th(1995), 20th(2009)

Style of Play:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Speed was the key to his game. Marchant was as a quick a player as there was in the NHL in his day. Offensively he was known as a strong one on one player on the rush, using his speed to go the outside of a flat-footed defender then driving to the net. He never had the hand skills to be much of a goal scoring threat. Only once did he reach the 20 goal mark in a season, though his speed generated plenty of chances.

Defensively he is used his speed and his fearless tenacity to excel on the penalty kill, where he was a threat to score, and as a strong forechecker, where he often launched his small body into larger defensemen. His grittiness and effectiveness made him frustrating to play against. He quickly settled into the third line center's role, taking big faceoffs, killing key penalties and neutralizing the opponents top players.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edmonton Oilers Heritage website
Marchant would go on to become the team’s top penalty killer and was soon assigned to check all of the top centres who faced the Oilers.

In Edmonton, Marchant established himself as one of the premier defensive forwards in the NHL. In the five NHL seasons between 1998-99 and 2002-03, Marchant won the Oilers team award as Best Defensive Forward four times.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hockey News
Has a strong reputation for his penalty-killing, checking and leadership ability. Is still a great skater and can line up at all three forward positions.


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