The 53-year-old Defenseman died suddenly in Montreal. NHL has confirmed the news. Marchment was scouting for San Jose sharks. He was there to join the official NHL draft.
The reason for his death is not currently in the public domain.
“It’s a sad day for me personally, a very sad day for our organization,” said Mike Grier, who was named Sharks general manager Tuesday. “He meant a lot to a lot of people in our organization, our players, our staff — anyone who knew Brian, the type of man he was. He was just an honest, down-to-earth, loving person who just cared about everyone. He had time for everyone in the building. Anyone he came across, he had time for. “
Marchment played NFL for 17 seasons for many big teams like Winnipeg, Chicago, Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto, and Calgary. after retiring from the game he became a scout for many big names like sharks. He was born and raised Scarborough, Ontario native.
Bryan Marchment was a veteran with 17 seasons to his name:
The NHL and NHL alumni association expressed their gratitude for his services and passed condolences to his family.
The Annual meeting was underway when the sad news reached the general managers of sharks.
one of his close friends was almost in tears while discussing the death of Bryan. Cheveldayoff found it tragic and he knew him since the scouting days.
Grier was a teammate of Bryan when they were playing for the Oilers. Grier always found respect and a healthy atmosphere from Bryan.
“If I ever needed anything, whether it was a home-cooked dinner instead of eating out every day, he and (wife) Kim would have me over,” Grier said. “So, it’s a very difficult day.”
Grier said Bryan Marchment was a man of commitment and he gave 100 %.
“I gave them some time to regroup and have some time to themselves and process and grieve,” he said. “I know ‘Mush’ – that’s what he would say. He would want us to get back to work and do our best and have the best draft possible, so we’ll get back to work. “
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