The Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) announced today that Ducks center Todd Marchant has been named a nominee for the 2007-08 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The Masterton Trophy is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner will be selected at the end of the regular season by the full PHWA’s 30 chapters. Last season’s nominee was Anaheim
goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Marchant, 34, is an active member of the Southern California community and the Ducks’ community relations efforts. For the past two seasons Marchant has been the honorary co-chair for the club’s annual “Dux in Tux” event, which benefits Ducks Care, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. In addition, Marchant has made numerous visits Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and also donates his time to a variety of other Southern California charities.
Claimed off waivers from Columbus on Nov. 21, 2005, Marchant has scored 8-7=15 points with an even plus/minus rating and 46 penalty minutes (PIM) in 67 games with the Ducks this season. He enters tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues on a season-high three-game goal streak (3-0=3), just one shy of his career best set from Feb. 3-10, 1995 with Edmonton (5-3=8).
A native of Buffalo, NY, Marchant has played in 14 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers (1994), Edmonton Oilers (1994-03), Columbus Blue Jackets (2003-05) and Anaheim Ducks (2005-08). In 958 career NHL games, Marchant has scored 170-279=449 points with a +19 rating and 680 PIM.