As many of you may know, Jonathan Marchessault was an incredibly valuable asset to this year’s Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights. He’s been with the Knights since the 2017-18 season. He has also played for many other NHL teams before Vegas, such as the Blue Jackets, Lightning, and the Panthers. Marchessault also spent quite some time with the AHL in between his playing for the NHL.
The first season Jonathan played in the AHL was 2011-12, which he spent playing for the Connecticut Whale. That year, he would play 76 regular season games, as well as 9 playoff games. In the regular season, he had scored 24 goals, but only four in the playoffs. He also had 40 assists and 50 penalty minutes for Connecticut. The next two seasons would be spent with the Springfield Falcons, whom he would play a total of 130 games for. He hit the back of the net 35 times, assisted 73 goals, and racked up 116 PIMs all in those two seasons. The last three seasons that Marchy appeared in the AHL were from 2013-14 to 2015-16. In those three seasons in Syracuse, Jonathan played 100 total games, scoring 34 goals, assisting 52, and spent 52 minutes in the penalty box. During his last year spent with the Crunch, he was able to wear the “A” on his jersey.
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Jonathan Marchessault has been playing in the NHL since the 2012-13 season, which he spent with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was only there for two games, in which he didn’t get any stats. The next two NHL seasons for Marchessault would be played for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He played 47 games for the team in the two years he was with Tampa, scoring eight goals, 11 assists, 84 shots, and 17 penalty minutes. Of his eight goals, four were on a power play, and one was a game-winning goal. Moving on to the other Florida team for the 2016-17 season, Marchessault dressed for 75 games. He lit the Panthers’ net 30 times, and assisted 21 of their goals, took 193 shots, and got 38 penalty minutes. Of his 30 Panther goals, eight were powerplay goals, six were game-winning, and one was during overtime.
From the 2017-18 season to present, Jonathan has been with the Vegas Golden Knights, having started out with them for their inaugural season. He’s played a total of 432 regular season games, scored 150 goals, assisted 198 goals, and spent 169 minutes in the penalty box. He has scored 34 powerplay goals, 33 game winners, and seven overtime goals. He has taken a total of 1,442 shots on goal. This season, as the Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup, they had Marchessault in for all of their 22 total post-season games. He also managed to score the most goals on the team, having lit the lamp 13 times in the playoffs, had the highest plus/minus score (+ 17), and had the most shots on goal (80).
Jonathan Marchessault will return to the Golden Knights for the 2023-24 season.
Will he be able to help make them the back-to-back champs of the Stanley Cup this year? We shall see, but this veteran will be ready to try to make it happen.