Grant Marshall : biography
Grant Marshall (born June 9, 1973) is a retired Canadian ice hockey right winger who currently works on behalf of the Devils Alumni Association. He played for the Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils of the NHL. He last played for the Devil’s minor league affiliate, Lowell, during the 2007-08 season.
Marshall was drafted 23rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Marshall has played 624 career NHL games, scoring 84 goals and 130 assists for 214 points. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999 as well as with the New Jersey Devils in 2003. He scored the series-clinching goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in triple overtime. He also assisted on Jeff Friesen’s series clinching goal in the following round.
On December 4, 1990, Marshall was checked into boards from behind in a game vs. Sudbury Wolves. He suffered temporary paralysis but made a full recovery to play in the NHL.
On September 8, 2008, it was announced that he had decided to retire and that he would remain in the Devils’ organization working for the team’s alumni.http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2008/09/devils_alumni_where_are_they_n.html