OTTAWA – The Ottawa Jr. Senators have signed 18 year old forward Colin Marshall who spent the last two seasons with the Ridley College Tigers of the Midwest Prep Hockey League.
The 6’0, 200-pound right-winger had 13 goals and 10 assists in 28 games last season with the Tigers. He was 3rd in team scoring, and played big minutes, especially at the end of games. He is a player that can be relied on in different situations, and that’s what made him appealing to the Senators.
“I see myself as a two-way power forward that uses his speed and size to his advantage. I take pride in my level of compete in all three zones and consider myself to be a team-first player. I like to lead by example and try to do so in all situations both on and off the ice.”
Marshall played his minor hockey in the Ottawa region, but then attended prep school for two years. The Brockville native had a few options on the table in the CCHL, but for him, Ottawa was an easy choice.
“I spent some time speaking with Coach Mayo at the Northwood Tournament this winter, and I started to follow the team more closely. With the team’s success in the playoffs, Fred Page Cup and Royal Bank Cup, I felt that the organization would be a great fit and a place where I can improve as a player. Ottawa’s success over the last few years speaks for itself. I have grown up around the CCHL and have always aspired to play in the league, but it was important for me to pick the right team.”
Marshall will definitely bring a physical element to an Ottawa team that is always trying to get bigger. He’s the type of player that will do whatever he can to help the team win. He also sees himself playing hockey past his 20’s.
“My short-term goal is to contribute to the success of this year’s team by being relied upon as a player that can be put on the ice in all situations. My long-term goal is to play hockey at the highest level I can. I would like to play and pursue higher education after Junior hockey.”