Adam Deadmarsh

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Adam Deadmarsh
Adam Deadmarsh.jpg
Born(1975-05-10) May 10, 1975 (age 38)
Trail, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotRight
Played forQuebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
National team United States
NHL Draft14th overall, 1993
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career1994–2003
 
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Adam Deadmarsh
Adam Deadmarsh.jpg
Born(1975-05-10) May 10, 1975 (age 38)
Trail, BC, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotRight
Played forQuebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
National team United States
NHL Draft14th overall, 1993
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career1994–2003

Adam Richard Deadmarsh (born May 10, 1975) is a former Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings. Deadmarsh was later a video coordinator and assistant coach with the Avalanche,[1] before concussion issues forced him to step down after the 2011–12 season, nine years after his playing career ended for the same reason.

Playing career[edit]

Deadmarsh was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, first round, fourteenth overall, from the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He played for the Avalanche team that won the Stanley Cup in 1996. His name was initially misspelled "Deadmarch" on the Cup, but was later corrected; it was the first time a misspelling on the Stanley Cup had ever been corrected.[2][3] He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on February 21, 2001 along with Aaron Miller, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin), and Colorado's first round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (Dave Steckel) for Rob Blake and Steve Reinprecht.[4]

Among his final accomplishments in the NHL, Deadmarsh became a playoff hero for vaulting the Kings past the heavily favoured Detroit Red Wings in round one of the 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs, after trailing late in Game 4 by three goals while his team was already down two games to one. Los Angeles went on to lose in the conference semifinals to his former team, the Avalanche, in seven games; the Avalanche would eventually win their second Stanley Cup.

A U.S. citizen by virtue of having an American mother, Deadmarsh played for Team USA in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal in 1996 and a silver medal in 2002.

After missing the most of the 2002–03 NHL season and the entire 2003–04 NHL season due to two concussions (and the next season due to the NHL lockout), Deadmarsh (unofficially) announced his retirement on September 22, 2005 citing the previous concussion as an inability to play further. He was honored on March 20, 2006 before a game between the Avalanche and Kings at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California for his dedication to both teams.

He had previously played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks in the Western Hockey League and was a 3 time member of the U.S. National Junior Team, where he shares the all-time U.S. record of 21 games played at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He resides in Idaho with his wife and twin daughters.

Adam is a second cousin of former NHL player Butch Deadmarsh.[5]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1991–92Portland Winter HawksWHL68303060111633613
1992–93Portland Winter HawksWHL5833366912616781529
1993–94Portland Winter HawksWHL6543569921210981733
1994–95Portland Winter HawksWHL29282048129
1994–95Quebec NordiquesNHL4898175660110
1995–96Colorado AvalancheNHL78212748142225121725
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL783327601361736924
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL7322214312572024
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL662227499919841220
1999–00Colorado AvalancheNHL71182745106174111521
2000–01Colorado AvalancheNHL3913132659
2000–01Los Angeles KingsNHL184264133364
2001–02Los Angeles KingsNHL762933627141342
2002–03Los Angeles KingsNHL201341721
NHL totals567184189373819105264066100

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver2002 Salt Lake
World Cup
Gold1996 Canada
YearTeamCompGPGAPtsPIM
1993United StatesWJC700010
1994United StatesWJC70008
1995United StatesWJC7641010
1996United StatesWCH72248
1998United StatesOG41012
2002United StatesOG61122
Junior int'l totals21641028
Senior int'l totals1743712

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dater, Adrian (2009-06-20). "Former Avs join Sacco staff". denverpost.com. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "The Stanley Cup". nhl.com. 2008-04-02. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Legends of Hockey - NHL Trophies - Stanley Cup - Engraving Facts, Firsts & Faux Pas". ledgendsofhockey.com. 2008-05-20. Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Avs hope Blake puts them over the top". ESPN.com. 2001-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  5. ^ "Legends of the Buffalo Sabres - Butch Deadmarsh". sabreslegends.com. 2006-03-20. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 

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Preceded by
Jocelyn Thibault
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Wade Belak