Adam Marsh
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Adam Marsh

Hometown:

Chicago Illinois

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-08-22

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th Round (200th Overall), 2015

Weight:

160 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Adam Marsh played 23 games with the Chicago Young Americans U16 team and skated for Hinsdale Central High School in suburban Chicago. He had 3 assists and 19 penalty minutes playing for the Young Americans. Marsh participated in USA Hockey’s Central District camp and was selected by Indiana in the second round (28th overall) of the 2013 USHL Futures Draft.

2013-14: Marsh was limited to six games with the Young Americans in his second season with the U16 squad, scoring 6 goals with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes. He also played high school hockey for Hinsdale Central.

2014-15: Marsh attended training camp with the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs after clearing waivers in the Ontario Hockey League and was the team’s third-leading scorer in his first junior season. Skating on the Sea Dogs’ top line with Nathan Noel and Spencer Smallman, he scored 24 goals with 20 assists and had an even plus/minus with 57 penalty minutes. Marsh played 60 games for the Sea Dogs, suffering an ankle injury late in the year that prevented him from playing in Saint John’s playoff series against Baie-Comeau. Marsh was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine and was ranked 55th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round (200th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Marsh attended his first training camp with the Red Wings before returning to Saint John for his second QMJHL season. In 48 regular season games with the Sea Dogs he scored 23 goals with 19 assists and was +9 with 59 penalty minutes. Saint John finished first in the Maritimes Division, advancing to the playoff semifinals. Marsh missed four weeks after suffering an upper-body injury in January and played his last game with the Sea Dogs on March 6th. 

 

Talent Analysis

Marsh is a lanky forward with great speed. He is a pure goal scorer and has an eye for the back of the net,. He lacks in his defensive responsibilities but has the speed to be able to make up for poor decision-making. Adding strength to his frame will certainly be of utmost importance moving forward.

Future

Marsh skated in 48 games for the Saint John's Sea Dogs in 2015-16 in his second QMJHL season. Slowed by an upper-body injury, he missed time in mid-season and then left the team at the beginning of March 2016. Yet to sign an entry-level contract with Detroit, the 19-year-old will likely return to junior hockey if he is healthy in 2016-17. The Red Wings have until June 2017 to sign Marsh or he would re-enter the NHL Draft.

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