Ben Marshall
Image: U. of Minnesota

Ben Marshall

Hometown:

St. Paul Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1992-08-30

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

7th round (201st overall), 2010

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

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.

2012-13: Marshall skated in 40 games for Minnesota as a sophomore and was the second-leading scorer amongst Gophers defensemen. Paired with senior Seth Helgeson (New Jersey), he scored 8 goals with 11 assists and was +8 with 20 penalty minutes. Minnesota finished tied for first with St. Cloud State in the WCHA regular season before suffering a disappointing 2-0 loss to Colorado College in a WCHA semifinal game and losing to eventual national champion Yale, 3-2 in overtime, in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

 

Talent Analysis

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.

 

Future

Marshall will play his senior season at the University of Minnesota in 2014-15, where he will look to have the breakthrough offensive season he has seemed poised to have for the past three years.

 

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