Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

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Brad Marchand is a famous Canadian athlete and professional ice hockey player. Brad Marchand presently plays left wing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early Life

Brad Marchand was born on May 11, 1988. He is originally from Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently, he is 33 years old and his sun sign is Taurus. His parents are Kevin and Lynn Marchand. He is the oldest among his siblings. Therefore, he has three siblings Jeff, Rebecca, and Melissa Marchand.

As a kid, Brad was a short-tempered kid who used to get into fights often. He even developed an aggressive game-playing style that suited his temper. He had to take anger management classes frequently. Moreover, as his hockey career progressed, he also visited a sports psychologist.

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Caption: Brad Marchand’s childhood picture with his brother. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Marchand was selected 71st overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Similarly, he made his NHL debut on October 21, 2009, against the Nashville Predators. Then, on November 3, 2010, he scored his first career NHL goal against Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres.

He became close friends with future NHL player Andrew Bodnarchuk, playing with him on both a minor ice hockey team and for Madeline Symonds Middle School. Moreover, between the years 2004 and 2008, he played for 3 junior ice hockey teams: he was drafted by the Moncton Wildcats, was traded to the Val-d’Or Foreurs in the year 2006, and was traded again to the Halifax Mooseheads in the year 2007.

Similarly, at the same time, the Bruins were scouting him and made a trade with the New York Islanders to ensure that he was drafted by Boston in the year 2006. After Halifax fell to the Gatineau Olympiques in the 2009 QMJHL championships, with Brad a healthy scratch for their elimination game, the Bruins told Marchand to stay home and report that fall for training camp.

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Caption: Brad Marchand playing ice hockey. Source: Instagram

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Brad spent the 2008–09 AHL season with the Providence Bruins before making his NHL debut in October 2009. He was a member of the Bruins’ starting roster in the year 2010, playing on the 4th line and helping the Bruins win the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

Moreover, he and the Bruins struggled in the next several seasons, first when a lockout-shortened the 2012–13 NHL season, followed by two consecutive playoff misses. Brad was increasing both his number of goals per season and his reputation as a pest.

Further, during the 2017–18 NHL season, he received a series of fines, suspensions, and media controversies for hits on his opponents, as well as his habit of kissing or licking other players. Brad decided after the season to focus on improving his character and followed through by scoring 100 points during the 2018–19 NHL season.

His high-scoring season was undercut by a disappointing defeat at the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, and as he moved into the 2019–20 NHL season, he focused on setting up scoring chances for linemates David Pastrňák and Patrice Bergeron.

Body Measurements

This player stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm. He weighs around 83 kilos or 182 lb. With his regular exercise and balanced diet, he is very fit and has a toned physique. Brad has hazel eyes and has dark brown hair color. Besides, he has not shared other body stats publicly.

Relationship Status

Brad married his wife Katrina in September 2015. The two had dated for five years before tying knots with each other. Together, they have a daughter named Sawyer. Brad has a stepson named Sloane. No doubt the family is living happily and having quality time together.

Brad Marchand

Caption: Brad Marchand’s family picture. Source: Instagram

Social Media and Net Worth

His Instagram account ‘@bmarch63’ has earned over 301K followers. He has gained over 202K followers on his ‘@Bmarch63’ Twitter account. Whereas, his Facebook page has amassed over 125K followers.

This player surely earns a handful amount of money through his profession. Therefore, his estimated net worth as of 2022 is $25 million.

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