Tyson Marsh joins Devils
Posted on 18 June 2012
The Cardiff Devils are delighted to announce Tyson Marsh as the latest signing for 2012/13.
The 6’ 2”, 210lb Blueliner hails from British Columbia in Canada and arrives in South Wales with a reputation as a strong defensive blueliner with a great offensive upside.
Marsh has 74 AHL games in his career and has spent time in Germany and Italy, where in 2010/11 he was the highest goal-scoring defenceman in the league.
Marsh, 27, ran the powerplay for his team in that season and Devils Head Coach Gerad Adams has targeted special teams as an area for improvement in the coming campaign.
‘Tyson is exactly the player we were looking for on the blueline, a guy who has a great deal to offer us at both ends of the ice. He will stand up for his team-mates when necessary and throw big hits.’
Marsh has dropped the gloves with some notable adversaries in his career, including former Devil Craig Weller, ex-Sheffield player Colt King and Ryan Reeves, enforcer for the St. Louis Blues. That, however is far from the end of his talents and Adams continued:
‘It is obvious from his time in Italy and from people we have spoken to about Tyson that he has the ability to add offence to his team. Leading his League in goals shows that he knows where the net is.’
Marsh also brings a desire to win and comes highly recommended by two Cardiff Devils, Mac Faulkner and Chris Blight. Faulkner told the Devils Coaches that Marsh’s physical capabilities will enable his team-mates to play ‘2 inches taller’.
Bench Coach Neil Francis added his comments, saying:
‘Tyson is a heavy-weight D-man who will play physical, finish his hits and offer us some offensive output. The fact he comes so highly recommended by Chris and Mac – who have real desire to win – speaks volumes about him. They were eager to get him on board. He is a multi-dimensional player that will be really appreciated in Cardiff by fans and team-mates alike.
Tyson served as captain for Vancouver Giants (WHL) and assistant captain Columbia Inferno (ECHL), giving us additional leadership in an already strong and experienced dressing room.’
The Devils welcome Tyson to Cardiff.