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Bert Marshall
Born November 22, 1943 (1943-11-22) (age 78)
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
Detroit Red Wings
Oakland Seals
California Golden Seals
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Playing career 1965–1979

Bert Marshall (born Albert Leroy Marshall on November 22, 1943) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, California Golden Seals, New York Rangers and the New York Islanders.

Currently, he works as an amateur scout for the Carolina Hurricanes.

He was known as a rugged, stay-at-home defenceman who could provide crisp outlet passes to his forwards.

Playing Career[]

During his rookie season with the Detroit Red Wings, Bert's fine play made him a contender for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The Red Wings made the finals that season before Montreal defeated them four games to two.

Due to Detroit slumping during the 1967-68 NHL season, Bert was traded to the Oakland Seals on January 9, 1968 along with John Brenneman and Ted Hampson in exchange for Kent Douglas.

The Seals finished second in 1968–69 and fourth in 1969–70 in the West Division of the NHL and his fine play was part of the reason.

The Oakland Seals became the California Golden Seals in 1970–71 and Bert was injured for much of the year which contributed to the Seals finishing in last place in the league.

On March 4, 1973, he was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for cash & future considerations (Dave Hrechkosy and Gary Coalter), but only played in 8 games.

Bert was later drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1973 intra-league draft and it was here that he played his best hockey.

While with the Islanders, he developed good shot-blocking ability and his reliable play and leadership helped the Islanders make the Stanley Cup semi-finals in 1975 and 1976.

Bert retired from the NHL at the end of the 1978-79 season. He went on to play for the Indianapolis Checkers in the CHL during the 1979-80 season where he ended his playing career.

Coaching Career[]

Bert later coached minor league hockey before coaching the NHL's Colorado Rockies for 24 games in the 1981–82 season before he was fired and replaced by Marshall Johnston.

Coaching Record[]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Colorado Rockies 1981–82 24 3 17 4 (49) 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs