Providence Bruins defenseman Ben Marshall has been selected as the Marian University Indianapolis Fuel Grad of the Month. After earning his first AHL callup of the season on Nov. 29, the blueliner posted two assists and a +3 rating over 10 games in the month of December.
Currently in his third year as a professional, the 25-year-old Marshall has tallied eight points (2g, 6a) and a +9 rating in 25 total games with Providence over the last two seasons, split between the Bruins and the ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators.
The native of Mahtomedi, Minn. appeared in all 72 games for the Fuel in 2015-16, winning the club's Defenseman of the Year Award after posting 12 goals and 24 assists. The product of the University of Minnesota was also named to the ECHL's All-Rookie Team after his time in Indianapolis.
About Marian University Indianapolis: Marian University (marian.edu), founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana's 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.
Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 36 national championships in cycling, captured the NAIA Football National Championship in 2012 and 2015, and won the NAIA Women's Basketball Championship in 2016 and 2017.