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Former NHL Defenseman Bryan Marchment Dies Unexpectedly During Montreal Trip

Bryan Marchment (Photo: Calgary Flames/Twitter)

Long-time NHL Defenseman and current San Jose Sharks Scout Bryan Marchment died unexpectedly on Wednesday during a trip to Montreal, his agent confirmed to AP. He was 53 years old.

“Longtime agent Rick Curran confirmed Marchment’s death to The Associated Press. Marchment was attending the NHL draft in Montreal as a scout for the San Jose Sharks,” the news outlet reported.

His death was unexpected. There was no immediate information about the cause of his death.

In the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets chose Marchment in the 16th overall position on the list, according to AS.

He spent 19 seasons in the league, playing for nine different teams. After the Jets, he joined the Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Calgary Flames.

Tributes have poured in for Bryan Marchment following his death on Wednesday.

“Bryan’s lifelong love of hockey was unparalleled, and he was among the most dedicated, physical, and fiercest players to ever play the game,” the Sharks said in a statement. “He spent more than 20 seasons with the Sharks organization — 334 games as a player and 15 as a member of the Sharks scouting department.”

Olympic Gold medalist, Jamie Sale, also paid respect to Marchment.

“This makes me very sad like many other healthy people who are dying “unexpectedly,” she tweeted.

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