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Former NHL Defenseman Bryan Marchment Passes Away at 53

Bryan Marchment, a scout with the San Jose Sharks and a veteran of over 900 NHL games, has passed away at the age of 53.
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Bryan Marchment, a scout with the San Jose Sharks and a veteran of over 900 NHL games, has passed away at the age of 53.

The news was first reported by ESPN's Kevin Weekes, who said Marchment was in Montreal, where the draft is taking place this week.

Marchment was known for his physical play, tallying over 2,300 penalty minutes over his career with Winnipeg, Chicago, Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto and Calgary. He also had 40 goals and 182 points during his career.

Marchment has worked with the Sharks since 2007-08, mainly as an amateur scout. He also served as a defensive development coach with both the Sharks and the AHL's Barracuda.

Marchment's son, Mason, currently plays for the Florida Panthers.

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