2009-10: As a junior at Mahtomedi High School in Minnesota, Ben Marshall finished third on the team with 48 regular season points, including 18 goals, 30 assists, in 23 games. He added 2 goals and 10 assists in 6 postseason games en route to a fourth place finish in the Class A state tournament.
2010-11: Marshall played the 2011-12 season as a member of the USHL Omaha Lancers, electing to forego his last season of high school hockey. Had a strong season with the team, scoring 11 goals and 21 assist for 32 points in 56 games. Also participated on Omaha’s 3 playoff games, where he notched 1 assist.
2011-12: One of five underclassmen, and the lone freshman, to see a lot of ice time on the blueline for the University of Minnesota, Marshall skated in 41 of 43 games for the Gophers. The Gophers were one of the big stories in college hockey; winning the WCHA regular season title and then avenging a loss to North Dakota in the West Regional Final to reach the Frozen Four (The Fighting Sioux defeated North Minnesota in the WCHA tournament). Marshall scored 4 goals with 9 assists and was plus-13 with 31 penalty minutes.
Marshall is a pure offensive talent, with a small stature and high-end skating speed. Has a solid shot and is an adept stickhandler. Marshall makes smart decisions with the puck, moving it to his teammates effortlessly. Comes to the rink and competes every night.
Marshall will return to the University of Minnesota and should log more ice time in 2012-13.