September 10, 2012

Former Quinnipiac star Marshall signs with Reading Royals

By Jesse Connolly

David Marshall, the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Quinnipiac University, has agreed to terms with the ECHL’s Reading Royals. 

David Marshall spent part of the 2010-11 season with the Worcester Sharks. (Photo: Circling The Wagon)

A native of Buffalo, Minnesota, Marshall is entering his fourth full year of pro hockey. The undrafted, 5-foot-11 forward has suited up for eight different teams during that time.

After wrapping up the 2008-09 campaign with the Lake Erie Monsters, Marshall spent most of the 2009-10 season with the ECHL’s Charlotte Checkers, where he scored 23 goals in just 55 games. He then moved on to the Wheeling Nailers, but also saw time in the AHL in 2010-11 with the Worcester Sharks, Rochester Americans and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

This past season, Marshall had 5-4-9 totals in 42 games for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. He also played in the Central Hockey League during the year, notching 12 points in 11 contests for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.

Now 27, Marshall shined at Quinnipiac from 2005 to 2009. As a freshman, he led the team with 22 goals, tied for second on the team with 17 tallies in his sophomore year and again led the Bobcats as a senior with 22 tallies in 2008-09 for Rand Pecknold’s (Bedford, N.H.) squad.

Marshall’s record 73 goals were scored in 155 games. He also set a team record as a senior when he recorded at least one point in 18 straight games.

The Reading Royals, recently an affiliate of the Boston Bruins, are now aligned with the AHL’s Hershey Bears and NHL’s Washington Capitals. In 2011-12, the team qualified for the playoffs with a 36-28-4-4 record, placing them third in the Atlantic Division.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.