ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Jason Marshall from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Marshall, 34 (2/22/71), was reassigned to Portland on Dec. 29, 2005 for conditioning purposes. He was scoreless in two games with Portland with four penalty minutes (PIM).
Marshall has appeared in 520 career NHL games, earning 16-50=66 points with 984 penalty minutes. He has played 364 games as a Mighty Duck, ranking second among defensemen in all-time games played for the franchise. He has played 17 games with Anaheim this season, earning 0-3=3 points with 14 penalty minutes.
The 6-2, 200-pound blueliner has appeared in each of the last two Western Conference Finals series, facing Anaheim as a member of the Minnesota Wild in the 2003 playoffs and facing Calgary as a member of the San Jose Sharks in 2004.
A native of Cranbrook, B.C., Marshall was drafted by St. Louis in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent on August 8, 2005. Marshall was originally acquired by the Mighty Ducks from St. Louis on Aug. 29, 1994, in exchange for defenseman Bill Houlder.