The San Jose Sharks announced today that the club has added former Sharks players Mike Ricci and Bryan Marchment to the San Jose hockey department staff.
Ricci will serve as Advisor to Hockey Operations while Marchment has been named Scout and Player Development. Click here to see Mike Ricci talk with Sharks Radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky about his new role (300K
“Mike Ricci and Bryan Marchment are two of the fiercest competitors to play in the National Hockey League,” said Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson. “We have always said that we will look at all ways to improve our organization on and off-the-ice and having these two leaders work with our current and future players is a fantastic opportunity for our club. We are very excited to welcome them back to the San Jose Sharks.”
As one of the most beloved players to ever don a Sharks jersey, Ricci, in his new role, will serve as a consultant to the club’s hockey operations department and assist in player development. He will also serve various roles within the organization, including marketing, promotions and community relations. He and his family recently relocated back to the San Jose area.
After spending the past two seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Ricci recently finished his stellar, 16-year NHL career, where he notched 605 points (243 goals, 362 assists) and 979 penalty minutes in 1099 NHL games with Philadelphia, Quebec/Colorado, San Jose and Phoenix. He also added 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) in 110 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
His 263 points (101 goals, 162 assists) with San Jose ranks seventh on the Sharks all-time list and his 529 games in Teal place him fifth all-time. In 59 Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose, Ricci ranks third with 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) and his 59 games ranks third in Sharks history.
Marchment, who will be based in the Toronto area, will work with the organization’s players and prospects. His duties will include working with players in San Jose and Worcester, as well as scouting Sharks prospects at the college and Canadian major junior levels. He will also serve as an advisor to the hockey operations department.
One of the most feared hitters and intimidating players in the history of the National Hockey League, Marchment played in 926 NHL games over 17 seasons with Winnipeg, Chicago, Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto and Calgary and posted 182 points (40 goals, 142 assists) and 2307 penalty minutes.
“Mush” was acquired by San Jose from Tampa Bay on March 24, 1998 along with David Shaw in exchange for Andrei Nazarov and Tampa Bay’s option to swap first round picks in the NHL Entry Draft. In 334 games with San Jose (fifth-most among Sharks franchise blueliners and 14th among all Sharks players), he scored 66 points (15 goals, 53 assists) and 706 penalty minutes (third-most in franchise history).