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|1976 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in second round
29 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
December 21, 1956
Height: 6-1 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
World Junior Championships: 1976 (silver) (unofficial tournament)
QMJHL Briere Trophy (MVP): 1975-76 (Sherbrooke)
Championships All-Star First Team: 1976
QMJHL West All-Star First
Team: 1975-76 (Sherbrooke)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
QMJHL's No. 1 prospect for the 1976 NHL draft. ... Played in third World
Junior Championships in Finland, an unofficial tournament that helped set
stage for first official World Juniors in 1977. ... Spent part of his
childhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
| Debut: October 10, 1979 (Winnipeg at
Numbers: 14 (Winnipeg); 17 (Chicago)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1984
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
1979-80: Played on first Winnipeg Jets NHL
Miscellaneous: Reclaimed by Montreal when WHA merged with NHL
in the NHL Reclaim Draft on June 9, 1979. Montreal then left him unprotected
for the expansion draft as part of a deal with his last WHA team (Winnipeg) in
which Winnipeg agreed not to take Bill Nyrop, Gilles Lupien or Rod Langway.
He was claimed by Winnipeg on June 13, 1979, becoming first overall pick
in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. ... Signed first NHL contract with Winnipeg
on July 4, 1979. ... Had assist in first NHL game, which was first game in
Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise history. His assist came on franchise's first
goal, scored by Morris Lukowich at 13:34 of the third period in 4-2 loss at
Pittsburgh. ... Missed end of 1979-80 season with compound fracture of thumb,
an injury suffered during Winnipeg's Feb. 15, 1980, game at Hartford. ...
Missed part of 1980-81 season with fractured ankle, an injury suffered during
his first game with Chicago in December 1980. ... Released by Chicago in June
1984 and signed with Winnipeg as unrestricted free agent in August 1984. ...
Wore No. 21 in Winnipeg's 1984 training camp. ... Failed to win an NHL job
with Winnipeg and chose to retire.
|Post-Draft Teams: Cincinnati (WHA);
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA All-Star Game: 1979
WHA Draft Pick: 1976 (by
Cincinnati, No. 2 overall in Round 1)
WHA Power-Play Goals Leader:
1978-79 (Cincinnati) (23)
Miscellaneous: Was already
signed to play in WHA prior to 1976 NHL draft. ... Went straight to WHA
after draft, becoming highest 1976 draft choice to take that route. ...
Was on Cincinnati (WHA) team that folded after 1978-79 season when WHA merged with NHL. He was claimed by Winnipeg in the 1979 WHA Dispersal Draft.
... Played for Chicago Blackhawks alumni team after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is Peter William Marsh.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WHA/TRADE: While Marsh was playing in the WHA,
Pittsburgh traded his NHL rights to Montreal to complete the deal that sent
Peter Mahovlich and Peter Lee to Pittsburgh for Pierre Larouche and future
considerations on Nov. 29, 1977. As the future considerations part of the
trade, Marsh's rights went to Montreal on December 15, 1977.||
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