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FRANCHISE FIRSTS: Marsh, Sidorkiewicz attend the 1993 All-Star Game

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

Brad Marsh scored a goal, Peter Sidorkiewicz earned the win, and both players went into the history books as the first players to represent the Ottawa Senators at a All-Star Game in the 1993 contest at the Montreal Forum.

Marsh and Sidorkiewicz were named to the Wales Conference all-star roster during Ottawa’s inaugural 1992-1993 season. It was the first career all-star appearance for both players.

Sidorkiewicz, acquired by the Senators as the first pick in the 1992 expansion draft, played 64 games in the inaugural 1992-1993 season, finishing with eight wins and a 4.43 goals-against-average. He was in goal on opening night, Oct. 8, 1992, when the Senators earned their first win in modern franchise history via a 5-3 decision over Montreal

He was one of three goalies for the Wales Conference at the 1993 NHL All-Star Game. The other two were Patrick Roy, who went on to win the Stanley Cup with Montreal that year, and Craig Billington, who would be acquired via trade by the Senators the following summer – in exchange for Sidorkiewicz.

Sidorkiewicz made 15 stops in the second period and was credited with the win.

For defenceman Brad Marsh, the game marked the only all-star appearance of his 17-year NHL career. Although he didn’t score any goals during the 1992-1993 regular season, he did find the back of the net at the All-Star Game. He scored at 12:52 of the third period, with assists from Kevin Stevens and Mark Recchi.

The final score was a decisive 16-6 for the Wales Conference over the Campbell Conference.

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