Since the start of the 2015-16 season, only seven players have recorded more points than Brad Marchand’s 681, and only five have scored more goals.
Marchand has been getting Hart votes for five straight seasons, and this season has been even more special for him.
After Patrice Bergeron’s retirement last summer, Marchand was named the new captain of the Boston Bruins, and so far, he’s been doing a great job at keeping himself from trouble.
Over the years, Marchand has earned a reputation for being the perhaps biggest rat in the NHL, more known for his on-ice antics than his plays.
Marchand has earned plenty of suspensions over the years, and although he’s calmed down quite a bit over the last few years, everyone knows pretty much anything can happen around him on the ice.
Before this season, Marchand, now 35 years old, sat down with the ”What Chaos!” show and openly talked about what he believes is the dumbest moment of his career.
And his answer didn’t disappoint.
“I’ve got more dumb ones than funny ones,” Marchand said, answering a question about the funniest moment of his career. “I think we all have to agree the dumbest moment of my career … I’m trying to think. There’s a few. I mean, a very blatant, obvious one would probably be the Callahan one.”
The Callahan one is, of course, the time Marchand licked Ryan Callahan in the face during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But as it turns out, that wasn’t Marchand’s dumbest moment in his mind. Instead, he came up with an incident that gave him a six-game suspension.
“Oh, the one on [Tristan] Jarry wasn’t very smart, either,” he said. “That one wasn’t very smart. Those were a couple bad ones.”
The one on Tristan Jarry was an incident where he punched the Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie in the head after a whistle, leading to the eighth suspension of Marchand’s career.