John Marino

Hometown:

North Easton Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1997-05-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

6th round (154th overall), 2015

Weight:

181 lbs.

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History

2012-13: John Marino played for the South Shore Kings in the Eastern Junior Hockey League as a 15-year-old. In 37 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 31 assists and 12 penalty minutes. He had 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes in six playoff games. 

2013-14: Marino spent his second year with the South Shore Kings in the inaugural season of the New England-based United States Premier Hockey League, briefly skating with the club’s U18 team. In 34 regular season games for the Kings’ junior team he scored 6 goals with 11 assists and 16 penalty minutes. He had 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. In 12 games with the Kings’ U18 team he scored 1 goal with 4 assists and 12 penalty minutes. Marino committed to playing college hockey at Yale University in February 2014. He participated in USA Hockey’s Select 17 Festival, recording 3 assists in five games. He was selected by Halifax in the third round (56th overall) in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft and was chosen by the Chicago Steel in the fifth round (79th overall) of the USHL Entry Draft. 

2014-15: Marino was one of the top defensemen in the USPHL in his third season with the South Shore Kings. He scored 4 goals with 24 assists and 42 penalty minutes in 49 regular season games. Marino had 2 assists with 6 penalty minutes in five playoff games. In June 2015 he announced he was de-committing from Yale and would play college hockey at Harvard University. Marino was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine and was ranked 63rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. He was selected by Edmonton in the sixth round (154th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Marino is a big, raw prospect with a promising skill set. He has good hockey sense and skates well. He should add some strength and mass to his 6’2" frame during his college career. Marino plays with a natural edge and will compete in the tough areas of the ice.

Future

Marino is skating for the USHL's Tri-City Storm in 2015-16 before beginning his college career next Fall. He also represented the USA at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. Originally committed to attending Yale University, he announced in June 2015 that he would be going to Harvard University. Marino's size and demeanor fit that of a bone crunching defenseman but he is also mobile and likes to join the play. He will have the time to develop into an effective two-way defenseman at Harvard.

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