Marchant, a gritty center from Buffalo, New York, never scored more than 20 goals in a season and exceeded 40 points just once. But his hustle and drive helped him fashion a 17-year NHL career and earn a Stanley Cup ring with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
The New York Rangers selected Marchant in the seventh round (No. 164) of the 1993 NHL Draft after his second season at Clarkson University. He spent most of the 1993-94 season with the U.S. National Team and played at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics before turning pro. After eight games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League, the Rangers brought him to the NHL, and he made his debut March 18, 1994, against the Chicago Blackhawks.