Marchese to the Guelph Storm

Just 24 hours after clearing a second overage spot, the Guelph Storm have filled one of those spots, acquiring overage forward Chris Marchese and a 10th round pick in 2017 from the Windsor Spitfires, in exchange for a 3rd round in 2017.

Marchese, who is currently in his fifth and final OHL season, was originally selected in the 1st round, 11th overall by the Erie Otters in 2011, after a very successful Minor Midget season with the Toronto Marlboros, where he scored 39 goals & 56 assists for 95 points in 72 games. Marchese appeared in 40 games for the Otters in his rookie OHL season, scoring 3 goals & 7 assists for 10 points. His sophomore season was split between the Erie Otters and the Windsor Spitfires, in 29 games with Erie, Marchese recorded 6 goals & 10 assists for 16 points, while with the Spitfires he racked up 12 goals & 15 assists for 27 points in 29 games, to give him a total of 18 goals, 25 assists and 43 points. Year number 3 in the OHL saw Marchese appear in just 39 games, scoring 9 goals and 15 assists for 24 points, while year number 4 in the OHL, didn’t even happen. Marchese missed all of the 2013-2014 OHL season with a shoulder injury, that required surgery. Marchese has been off to a rather good start in 2014-2015, posting 8 goals and 5 assists for 13 points in 15 games.

If Marchese is finally able to stay health for a full OHL season, he could easily be a point per game player. With him likely to play alongside Robbi Fabbri or Jason Dickinson, Marchese should enjoy some offensive success this season, as he looks to earn himself a pro contract at the end of this his final season of junior eligibility.


Written by: Mike Mackley


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