Ricci, Thornton Pay Tribute at Marchment Memorial

Bryan Marchment’s household and pals gathered to say goodbye to “Mush” just lately in Oshawa.

Marchment, 53, died of pure causes on Jul. 6 in Montreal, a day earlier than the NHL Draft at Bell Center.

Since 2007-08, Marchment has been a part of the San Jose Sharks group as a developmental coach and a scout.

The rugged defenseman was a Winnipeg Jets’ first-round decide in 1987. One of the league’s most feared hitters, Marchment suited up for the Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs. , and Calgary Flames for 926 video games over a 17-year profession. “Mush” patrolled the San Jose Sharks’ blueline from 1998 to 2003. He retired after the 2005-06 marketing campaign.

On yesterday’s episode of his 32 Thoughts Podcast, Elliotte Friedman, who attended the memorial, painted a touching portrait: “I went to the memorial in Oshawa, at the house of the Generals.”

In juniors, Marchment really performed for the Belleville Bulls, in order that’s a form gesture for the Generals to open up the Tribute Communities Center for household and pals.

“Louie DeBrusk, I did not know he was going to be the MC of the occasion. Louie did an unimaginable job.”

DeBrusk and Marchment have been teammates in Edmonton and Tampa Bay from 1994 to 1998.

“The speeches have been actually, actually well-done. There have been lots of people there, you may inform, they have been in absolute shock, however they spoke so effectively.

“Dion Phaneuf, I did not notice that Bryan Marchment and Dion Phaneuf have been very tight. They grew to become very shut pals once they have been collectively in Calgary. Phaneuf, it was very tough for him to speak. He’s a really stoic man. But he received up there, he did it.”

Marchment and Phaneuf have been teammates throughout Marchment’s final NHL season in 2005-06.

“Mike Ricci, he got here up after a video. You might inform it was very onerous for him to gather his ideas.”

Ricci and Marchment performed six seasons along with the San Jose Sharks from 1997 to 2003. They’ve additionally labored collectively in San Jose since 2008-09.

“Scott Thornton really had his spouse Joelle go up with him, to assist him whereas he spoke.”

Thornton and Marchment performed collectively for seven seasons in Belleville, Edmonton, and San Jose.

“All the audio system, and I’m sorry if I missed anybody off the highest of my head, there have been lots of people there nonetheless in shock.

“The individuals I actually needed to single out, Bryan Marchment’s father sat there in a Sharks jersey along with his spouse. He received as much as communicate. He wasn’t speculated to, however he received as much as say a couple of phrases towards the top.”

That hits onerous, the picture of John and Jo-Anne Marchment having to mourn for his or her son.

“Also, Bryan Marchment’s sisters. I consider they have been the primary two audio system to rise up there. They have been hilarious.

“I did not know Bryan Marchment that effectively. I simply needed to exit of respect. But from what I knew about Bryan Marchment, the best way his sisters spoke, they appeared like Marchments.”

Thanks, Elliotte, for capturing the scene.

“It was actually, actually one thing. I do know the Sharks group’s been hurting. I do know the Marchment household and pals have been hurting.

“I simply needed to say the memorial, the individuals, there was a very nice turnout in assist of them.”

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