In 2007-2008, Marshall broke out offensively, particularly in the second half of the year, and finished his senior year at Nobles with 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points in 29 games.
He is committed to play his college hockey for Vermont of the Hockey East conference.
Early indications are that Marshall will play one more year of prep school hockey with Nobles before moving on to Vermont so it could be up to five years before the Lightning see the speedy winger start his pro career.
The Lightning believe Marshall may have been the best skater in the 2007 draft with blazing top end speed and quick acceleration. Marshall loves the physical game and has a tendency to hit anything that moves on the forecheck. He also is solid in his third of the ice.
Marshall's hands are suspect as are his hockey sense, and to this point he has only faced prep school competition. It remains to be seen how he will fare at a higher level of hockey.
Marshall's speed and grit make him an ideal candidate to be a checking liner in the future. He is probably 3-5 years away from signing a pro contract and may need time to develop in the AHL after that, but players that skate like Marshall does don't stay in the minors too long.
|2008-2009||Univ. of Vermont||NCAA||24||1||3||4||12||||
|2009-2010||Univ. of Vermont||NCAA||33||1||4||5||16||||
|2010-2011||Univ. of Vermont||NCAA||27||3||2||5||4||||
|2011-2012||Univ. of Vermont||NCAA||2||0||0||0||2||||
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