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.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 6, 2022
“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.”
We are heartbroken.
Our deepest condolences go out to Bryan’s family, friends and our Sharks community at this time. pic.twitter.com/5DExiSoXXn
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 6, 2022
We join the hockey world in mourning the loss of Bryan Marchment today.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) July 6, 2022
We are devastated to hear of Bryan Marchment’s passing. The longtime defenseman registered 40 points in 149 games with the Blackhawks and spent the last 15 years as a scout for the @SanJoseSharks
Our hearts go out to Bryan’s family and the hockey community ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OPm99gt26y
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 6, 2022
The Lightning join the San Jose Sharks and the rest of the hockey community in mourning the loss of former Bolt Bryan Marchment. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and all those who he positively impacted. https://t.co/RZluHVzRD2
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 6, 2022
The entire Flames family sends our deepest condolences to Bryan Marchment’s family and friends. You will be missed, rest in peace ❤️ pic.twitter.com/yWtCD1dTS6
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 6, 2022
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bryan Marchment.
A Scarborough native, Bryan spent 19 seasons in the NHL, including one with his hometown Leafs in ‘03-‘04. He was beloved in our hockey community by all that knew him.
Our hearts go out to his entire family. pic.twitter.com/AqBVrXvklk
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 6, 2022
Heartbreaking to hear of the passing of Bryan Marchment. Always a fierce competitor but an even better guy off the ice. Sending my love and condolences to his family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/snEEYbzJ9w
— Doug Gilmour (@douggilmour) July 6, 2022
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.
This makes me very sad like many other healthy people who are dying “unexpectedly” pic.twitter.com/oNqeRA2pFK
— Jamie Sale (@JamieSale) July 6, 2022