HAMDEN, Conn. Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey senior David Marshall (Buffalo, Minn.) has signed with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Lake Erie (Ohio) Monsters. Lake Erie is the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Colorado Avalanche. Last week, Lake Erie also signed Quinnipiac senior captain Dan Henningson.
"David is a talented scorer who brings a lot of energy to the ice," head coach Rand Pecknold said. "I wish him the best of luck in his professional career."
Marshall signs with Lake Erie after a season that saw the right wing break the Quinnipiac Division I goals-scored record, totaling 73 over a four-year career. As of Tuesday, Marshall ranked 11th in the nation in scoring with 46 points after totaling 22 goals and 24 assists for the year. Marshall's 0.58 goals-per-game also rank 12th in the nation. He is also one of 11 players in Division I hockey total 20 goals and 20 assists this season. In conference play, Marshall scored 10 goals and assisted on 12 more for 22 points against ECAC Hockey teams. His 1.05 points-per-game rank 7th, while his 0.48 goals-per-game rank 4th.
"David is one of the top scorers in college hockey and our staff believes he has earned an opportunity to prove himself at the AHL level,"
Lake Erie General Manager David Oliver said.
This season, Marshall scored a goal or assisted on one in 18 consecutive games, the longest streak in Quinnipiac men's ice hockey history. He and linemate Bryan Leitch also posted concurrent 12-game scoring streaks also a first in Quinnipiac history. Additionally, he was the first player in the nation to reach double figures in goals and assists.
Marshall is the second player this season to sign a contract and the fourth player in three years to do so. Henningson was the first this season, also with Lake Erie, while former All-American Reid Cashman signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations and Jamie Bates signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Edmonton Oilers organizations.