Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nathan Marsters

1 NHL Game

April 21, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames. 1-2 loss.

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   The Anaheim Ducks were set to play the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2005/06 NHL playoffs. The morning of the first game, starting goalie J.S. Giguere suffered what the team called a 'lower body injury' during practise. Anaheim's first choice to fill the void in goal was to recall Jani Hurme. His contract status, however, required he clear waivers first, a process that would take too long. Their next option was Nathan Marsters and he was given the opportunity to backup Ilya Bryzgalov in front of a sold out crowd of 19,000 in Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome. Giggy was soon healthy enough to return and Marsters was sent back to the minors.  

   Marsters was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2000 but never signed with the team. He was a ECAC All-Star in his last season of college hockey. November, 2005 the Ducks signed free agent Marsters to a two-year contract. 

  June 8, 2009 Marsters' pickup truck collided with a deer just outside of Smithsville, Ontario. The animal flew into the windshield and Marsters died on the scene. He was only 29 and left behind a young widow. "He was one of those guys who everybody loved," said former teammate Ben Barr. "He always had a smile on his face no matter how good or bad the day was going. Its tough.  Obviously, on top of being a great goalie, he was a great person to be around. He's probably the nicest person I've ever met." (1)

  • Wore #31 with Anaheim Ducks

Career stats from Hockeydb.com
Born  -- Grimsby, ONT 
Height 6.04 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots R
Selected by Los Angeles Kings round 5 #165 overall 2000 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1997-98Bramalea BluesOPJHL120753925022.78
1998-99Bramalea BluesOPJHL3116
1999-00Bramalea BluesOPJHL31016166898023.53
2004-05Louisiana IceGatorsECHL541123108182513.511830416600.901---
2005-06Portland PiratesAHL37002050106103.1023929550.900400
2005-06Augusta LynxECHL41021914003.83112800.851---
2006-07Laredo BucksCHL801743619002.615202090.917---
2006-07Augusta LynxECHL160088758103.927624290.881---
2006-07Portland PiratesAHL50028716003.352301060.869---
2007-08Graz ECAustria500---
2007-08Augusta LynxECHL110049232003.904322410.883---
2007-08Wheeling NailersECHL60028118003.841201830.910---
2007-08Krefeld PenguinsDEL90054332003.534302230.875---

(1) http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20090610/former-rpi-goalie-killed-in-accident

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