The Ducks announced today they have signed veteran center Todd Marchant to a two-year contract through the 2010-11 season.
Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“We’re pleased that Todd will remain a Duck for the next two seasons,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “His versatility on the ice and presence in the locker room is something this club has deeply valued over the past four seasons.”
Marchant, 35 (8/12/73), appeared in his fourth season with Anaheim in 2008-09, earning 5-13=18 points in 72 games. He became the 31st U.S.-born player to appear in his 1,000th NHL Game on Dec. 22 at Vancouver. Marchant also appeared in all 14 of Anaheim’s Stanley Cup Playoff contests, scoring 1-1=2 points. He scored the triple overtime-winning goal in the Ducks’ 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the Conference Semifinals on May 3 at Detroit.
In 261 regular season games with the Ducks, Marchant has collected 28-54=82 points with 172 penalty minutes (PIM). Capturing his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Marchant also advanced to the Western Conference Finals (2006) and the Conference Semifinals (2009) with the Ducks. In addition, he advanced to the Conference Semifinals with Edmonton in both 1997 and 1998, scoring the game-winning overtime goal in Game 7 of the Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 19, 1997 at Dallas. Marchant has appeared in 89 career postseason contests, scoring 13-20=33 points with 92 PIM.
A veteran of 16 NHL seasons, Marchant has played in 1,038 career NHL contests with the NY Rangers, Edmonton, Columbus and Anaheim, collecting 176-292=468 points with 716 PIM. He set career highs in goals, assists and points during the 2002-03 season as a member of the Oilers, earning 20-40=60 points with 48 PIM and a +13 rating. A native of Buffalo, New York, Marchant played for Team USA at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway where he earned 1-1=2 points in eight tournament games.
Marchant was selected by the NY Rangers in the seventh round (164th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to Edmonton by the Rangers for Craig MacTavish on March 21, 1994. He signed as a free agent with Columbus on July 3, 2003 and was claimed on waivers by Anaheim on Nov. 21, 2005.