Marvin says no to WHL
Recently, rumors had surfaced in Canada that Marvin could end up choosing the WHL over college hockey.
Five days after Calgary took Marvin in the draft, Red Deer traded for Marvin's WHL rights. Red Deer's coach/general manager/president is Brent Sutter, the brother of Calgary head coach/general manager Darryl Sutter.
Darryl made waves in college hockey this past year by trying to sign Gophers forward Kris Chucko during the middle of the season. Chucko ended up leaving the Gophers after the conclusion of his sophomore season, signing with the Flames.
Minnesota coach Don Lucia spoke out against Sutter's actions. "They're an organization that is not big on college hockey," Lucia told the Star Tribune. "They put Kris in a difficult situation by contacting him during the season and trying to get him to leave. That's not very professional on their part. I've never had that happen before."
Marvin, however, said there is no chance he will be taking the CHL route. He will play his senior year at Warroad, then most likely a year in the USHL before heading to St. Cloud in 2008.
Marvin said he had talks with a couple other schools, but St. Cloud State was the most aggressive and the only one to offer him a scholarship at this point.
"I'm really excited," said Marvin, who scored the game-winning, overtime goal for the Warriors in the 2005 state championship. "They're a program on the rise and I'm glad to be a part of it. They definitely wanted me and that's always nice to have."
Marvin has been a force for the Warriors the past two seasons, tallying 48 points in 31 games as a sophomore and leading the team with 30 points in 23 games as a junior.
The NHL Central Scouting Bureau report on Marvin states, "Aaron skates in an up-right manner with good balance and agility. He has a short, quick stride with power and good straight-away speed. In traffic, he is very quick, making sharp turns to elude opponents. He is a good stick-handler, who likes to carry the puck. He can beat an opponent one-on-one. He is very good at moving the puck and his passes are crisp. He has done a good job playing on the power play and killing penalties."
Marvin is the second Section 8 player that the Huskies have nabbed for the future. Moorhead's Jordy Christian picked St. Cloud State during the season. Christian is slated to join the Huskies in 2007.