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Willie Marshall (ice hockey)

Wilmott Charles "The Whip" Marshall (born December 1, 1931) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward.[1] Marshall holds all-time records for most goals, most points, most assists, most hat tricks, and most games played in the American Hockey League (AHL), registered over a 20-season career in the AHL. His records are unlikely to ever be surpassed, as the AHL later put rules in place to reinforce its role as a development league, severely limiting the presence of long-term veterans.[2]

Willie Marshall
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Marshall c. 1950 with the St. Michaels Majors
Born (1931-12-01) December 1, 1931 (age 87)
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
Hershey Bears
Rochester Americans
Providence Reds
Baltimore Clippers
IHL
Toledo Hornets
NAHL
Buffalo Norsemen
Playing career 1952–1972

Marshall also played with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League over the course of four seasons.

The Willie Marshall Award, which is awarded to the AHL's leading goal scorer, is named after him.

In his later years, Marshall has become an avid author who has self-published numerous volumes of Christian poetry and several nonfiction works on Christian history, theology, and doctrine. He is currently working on an autobiography. He currently resides in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1951–52 Charlottetown Islanders MMHL 84 50 44 94 89
1952–53 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 62 27 39 66 58 10 1 8 9 13
1952–53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1953–54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 61 28 45 73 41 5 1 4 5 2
1954–55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 46 23 25 48 37 10 9 7 16 6
1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 1 4 5 0
1955–56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 58 45 52 97 47 4 2 1 3 0
1955–56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 0 0 0
1956–57 Hershey Bears AHL 64 35 59 94 18 7 3 7 10 4
1957–58 Hershey Bears AHL 68 40 64 104 56 11 10 9 19 6
1958–59 Rochester Americans AHL 19 7 16 23 6
1958–59 Hershey Bears AHL 37 22 16 38 4 9 5 2 7 0
1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 0 1 1 2
1959–60 Hershey Bears AHL 72 38 40 78 99
1960–61 Hershey Bears AHL 56 25 44 69 36 7 3 5 8 2
1961–62 Hershey Bears AHL 70 30 65 95 24 7 0 6 6 0
1962–63 Hershey Bears AHL 72 36 56 92 12 15 3 7 10 10
1963–64 Providence Reds AHL 72 33 50 83 18 3 2 3 5 0
1964–65 Providence Reds AHL 69 12 44 56 12
1965–66 Providence Reds AHL 70 13 27 40 8
1966–67 Baltimore Clippers AHL 68 33 56 89 22 9 6 7 13 0
1967–68 Baltimore Clippers AHL 51 24 41 65 2
1968–69 Baltimore Clippers AHL 74 26 52 78 18 4 1 2 3 0
1969–70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 42 9 19 28 0 5 2 2 4 0
1970–71 Baltimore Clippers AHL 64 15 40 55 0 6 0 1 1 0
1971–72 Toledo Hornets IHL 46 15 32 47 2
1971–72 Rochester Americans AHL 10 2 2 4 2
1975–76 Buffalo Norsemen NAHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 33 1 5 6 2
AHL totals 1205 523 852 1375 520 111 48 71 119 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ His full name is listed in the NHL Media guides of the mid 1950s.
  2. ^ "FAQ". Theahl.com. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

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