Who is Bryan Marchment, the former NHL player who died at 53? Teams and career stats
Former National Hockey League defenseman and San Jose Sharks scout Bryan Marchment passed away in Montreal on Wednesday. He was 53 years old.
Former NHL defenseman and scout Bryan Marchment died in Montreal on Wednesday at the age of 53. The cause of his death was not immediately known.
“The National Hockey League mourns the passing of San Jose Sharks scout and former NHL player Bryan Marchment,” according to a statement issued by the league.
“Our deepest condolences go out to his family, the Sharks organization, and Bryan’s many friends, former teammates, and fans.”
Bryan Marchment: A long history with the NHL
Marchment was chosen 16th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. He spent 19 seasons in the league, during which he played for nine teams.
After the Jets, he joined the Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Calgary Flames.
Bryan Marchment and the San Jose Sharks
The Scarborough, Ontario native enjoyed the most success during his time with the Sharks, where he saw action in 334 games over six seasons with them. He recorded 13 goals and 53 assists during his time with San Jose. He tallied 40 goals and 142 assists through his career with the NHL.
Marchment moved on to becoming a scout for the San Jose Sharks in 2008, taking charge of player development for the team. He worked for the franchise’s front office for 15 years, and was at the 2022 NHL draft to scout for talent for the team when he died unexpectedly.
He is survived by his wife Kim, his daughter Logan, and his son Mason, who is currently a forward for the Florida Panthers.