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Former Avalanche Defenseman Bryan Marchment Dies at 53

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Terrible news this afternoon: Bryan Marchment, who played for the Avalanche in 2003 in a career that spanned from 1988-2006 for nine different NHL teams, died today in Montreal. He was 53. There has been no cause of death listed yet.

Marchment only played 14 games for the Avalanche after coming over from the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline. He also played in seven playoff games in a first-round series lost to the Minnesota Wild.

Marchment’s career was marked by multiple suspensions, and even he would admit that he played over the line at times. I remember him telling me, “Somebody has to wear the black hat” when first interviewing him with the Avalanche.

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He played 961 NHL games and was a scout with the Sharks, in Montreal for the NHL draft, at the time of his death. His son, Mason, plays for the Florida Panthers.

May he RIP.

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Matthew Benedetti

Awful news, sorry for him and his family, remember loving the old school hockey he played.

Gary Battman

Condolences to the Marchments!
RIP Holmes!

Bob Neal

Too young. RIP Bryan. Condolences to his family.

dk

Damn. 53 is way too young…

Grace

Remember when Bryan came over to play for Avs. He did play old school hockey. RIP Bryan & condolences to his family.

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