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Marquardt is Prepared for Anything

Wednesday, 09.17.2008 / 8:58 AM ET / Features
By April Leavenworth  - Media Relations Intern | Boston Bruins
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Marquardt is Prepared for Anything
Matt Marquardt
Boston, MA -- On paper, Matt Marquardt may be a rookie, but in terms of hockey he’s anything but inexperienced.

After being named 2005 Rookie of the Year in the CJHL, the left wing moved to the QMJHL to play for the Moncton Wildcats and Baie-Comeau Drakkar. With two forty-goal seasons in his last two years of QMJHL play, Marquardt arrived in Wilmington with a stacked resume and a positive demeanor that has carried him through the early optional practices and the first days of rookie camp.

“I don’t have any doubts,” commented Marquardt. “I’m trying to stay as positive as I can, no matter what happens.”

Playing alongside veteran Bruins can be daunting, but Marquardt’s unrelenting dedication to optional practices and summer training has proven beneficial for not only his play, but his overall outlook as well. He knows it takes more than base talent to step into a Bruins’ uniform—he’ll have to be constantly learning.

“I’m just going to be a sponge and try to soak up as much information as I can from the other players and the coaches,” Marquardt said.

“I came here half way through the summer and have gotten a lot of tips from coaches and just worked on the things I needed to improve on and mentally, I’m prepared to take every opportunity to come in and try to make this team.” 

Marquardt
“Just like every other guy here, I’m looking for a job (and) it’s one thing to sign a contract, but the next step is to try to make the team. I’m just going to try to work hard and show this coaching staff what I can bring to table.”

Marquardt’s humility might be more impressive than his determination.

These days, he’s not taking anything for granted, especially after spending a week over the summer teaching underprivileged young children how to play hockey in Northern Quebec.

“It makes you appreciate what you have,” said Marquardt. “I know how lucky I am to be blessed with this environment compared to underprivileged places.”

“It made me a better person,” confessed Marquardt.

And who knows, maybe it made him a better player, too.

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