Mason Marchment is not another story of an NHL player’s son claiming a long-awaited opening in the NHL. With former Leaf Bryan Marchment his father and Los Angeles draft pick Jake Marchment his cousin, Mason wasn’t drafted to the NHL at all, or even the OHL for that matter. Rather, Marchment was playing Midget hockey in his draft year, graduating each year following from OJHL to OHL to AHL.
It was 2016 when Marchment joined the Marlies for 3 games before signing an AHL deal that landed him with the Orlando Solar Bears for the 2016-17 season. The ECHL found to be a proving ground for his trademark under-your-skin style. The following season, Marchment introduced his abrasiveness to many AHL opponents, setting up Marlie powerplays en route to a Calder Cup Championship.
Marchment has been remarkably consistent throughout his time in the AHL, good for just over 0.5 p/g when healthy in both the regular season and playoffs. He lives in the middle of the ice, or generally where defending teams want him the least.
Marchment is like a magnet. When the whistle blows, everyone seems to gravitate towards him and his antics when play is stopped.
Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation