Marchand helped lead St. Francis Xavier University to a U SPORTS bronze medal during his junior season in 2018-19, posting a 7-11-0 record with a 2.90 GAA and .910 save percentage in 19 games. The 6-0, 180-lbs netminder made 30 or more saves in seven contests last season and posted a season-high four-game winning streak from Oct. 20 – Nov. 2. In the playoffs, Marchand led all netminders with 370 total saves while recording a 5-5-0 record with a 2.80 GAA and .930 save percentage in 10 postseason appearances. With Marchand between the pipes, St. Francis Xavier went 2-1 while defeating Saskatachewan to earn a bronze medal. The goaltender stopped 48 of 49 shots in the medal game.
The Halifax, Novia Scotia native then made his professional debut with the Indy Fuel on March 31 vs. Kansas City. He went 1-1-0 with a 4.33 GAA and .873 save percentage over two starts with the Fuel, including earning his first pro win with 36 saves on April 6 at Wheeling.
Overall through three seasons during his collegiate career, Marchand combined for a 34-23-0 record, 2.67 GAA and .916 save percentage in 60 career games with the X-Men from 2016-19. He was named the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Most Valuable Player, Goaltender of the Year and to the First All-Star Team during his sophomore season in 2017-18 after going 16-5-0 with a 2.38 GAA and .924 save percentage in 22 games. He finished that season ranked first in the conference in wins and save percentage, second in GAA and third in saves, and was also tabbed U SPORTS’ Goaltender of the Year and a U SPORTS All-Canadian First Team selection for the season.
Prior to skating with St. Francis Xavier, Marchand helped Rouyn-Noranda to the championship in the 2016 Memorial Cup. He posted a 3.13 GAA and .908 save percentage as the Huskies fell to London in overtime in the championship game.
Marchand also attended Development Camp with the Chicago Blackhawks last season and the 2018 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.