|Joseph Hector Marini
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 1.27.57 Timmins, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the New York Islanders with Isles' 4th round pick in the 1983 E.D. for
Devils' 4th round pick in the 1983 E.D., 10.1.82
How he left: Retired 12.5.85
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Marini served as a good follow-up to Don Lever on the right side in that he, too, was a good two-way player. He was a
standout player in his first season with the Devils, earning him an appearance in the All-Star game.
The Devils, however, decided to go in a different direction the next season, a direction that saw Marini ultimately be
sent to the Maine Mariners of the AHL. He would remain in the minors for the rest of his career.
... A career that was shortened in 1985 because of an eye injury. I read about the injury, and I freaked. Nothing scares
me more than loss of sight.
What happened was while playing for the Fort Wayne Komets, he took a slap shot from teammate Doug Rigler to the
eye in a game against Indianapolis. It pretty much destroyed the eye. He had emergency surgery to try and save it, but
a couple days after it, he said that he was blind, which lead to removal of it, and an artificial one in its place.
|Entry Draft: 1977 Third Round Pick (50th overall) by the
New York Islanders