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Adam Deadmarsh
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Born May 10, 1975 (1975-05-10) (age 44)
Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1993
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1994–2003

Adam Deadmarsh (born Adam Richard Deadmarsh on 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.

He was later a video coordinator and assistant coach with the Avalanche, 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 CareerEdit

Adam previously played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks in the Western Hockey League and was a three-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 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.

Adam 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.

On February 21, 2001, 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.

Among his final accomplishments in the NHL, Adam 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.

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), Adam 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.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 68 30 30 60 111 6 3 3 6 13
1992–93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 58 33 36 69 126 16 7 8 15 29
1993–94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 43 56 99 212 10 9 8 17 33
1994–95 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 29 28 20 48 129
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 48 9 8 17 56 6 0 1 1 0
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 21 27 48 142 22 5 12 17 25
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 33 27 60 136 17 3 6 9 24
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 22 21 43 125 7 2 0 2 4
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 22 27 49 99 19 8 4 12 20
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 18 27 45 106 17 4 11 15 21
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 13 13 26 59
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 4 2 6 4 13 3 3 6 4
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 29 33 62 71 4 1 3 4 2
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 13 4 17 21
NHL totals 567 184 189 373 819 105 26 40 66 100

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1993 United States WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 10
1994 United States WJC 6th 7 0 0 0 8
1995 United States WJC 5th 7 6 4 10 10
1996 United States WCH Template:Goca 7 2 2 4 8
1998 United States OG 6th 4 1 0 1 2
2002 United States OG Template:Sica 6 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 21 6 4 10 28
Senior totals 17 4 3 7 12

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States.svg United States
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2002 Salt Lake
World Cup
Gold 1996 Canada

A U.S. citizen by virtue of having an American mother, Adam 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.

AccoladesEdit

  • Stanley Cup champion - 1995–96
  • 1996 World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal
  • 2002 Winter Olympics Silver Medal

Personal LifeEdit

Adam resides in Idaho with his wife and twin daughters. He is a second cousin of former NHL player Butch Deadmarsh.

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