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Marc James Behrend (born January 11, 1961 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 39 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season games with the Winnipeg Jets between 1984 and 1986. He was drafted by the Jets with the 85th pick overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

Marc Behrend
Born (1961-01-11) January 11, 1961 (age 58)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goalie
Played for Winnipeg Jets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 85th overall, 1985
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1976–1983

Before turning professional, Behrend graduated from Madison La Follette High School and was a member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison men's hockey team that won the NCAA championship in 1981 and 1983. Behrend was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player on both occasions, becoming only the second player in the history of the tournament to do so. He is also the only goaltender to play in three consecutive NCAA finals (1981–1983). He also played for the United States national hockey team in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo before turning professional.

After his hockey career Behrend joined the City of Madison Fire Department where worked as a firefighter from 1988 to 2017.[1]

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  2. ^ a b "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  3. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Doug Smail
Phil Sykes
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Phil Sykes
Gary Kruzich