Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Lamb
Centre Mark Lamb was a creative playmaker who extended his NHL career via a tenacious work ethic and sound defensive hockey. His career lasted parts of eleven seasons including one Stanley Cup triumph in Edmonton.

Born in Pontiac, Saskatchewan, Lamb scored 140 goals over three years in the WHL. He was drafted 72nd overall in 1982 by the Calgary Flames and spent two years with their AHL affiliate in Moncton. Since Calgary was deep at centre, Lamb opted to sign as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. He split the 1986-87 season between the minors and the NHL but was effective when the Wings reached the semi-finals.

Prior to the 1987-88 season, the hard-working pivot was claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers. During his first two years in the organization, he played mostly in the AHL before playing an important two way role when the club retooled itself in 1989-90. He was one of the Oilers best players in the post-season with 17 points in 22 games as the club won its fifth Stanley Cup in seven seasons. Lamb spent two more years in Edmonton as the team declined in the regular season but over-achieved in the playoffs by reaching the semi-finals two years in a row.

The tenacious competitor played briefly with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, and Montreal Canadiens before closing out his NHL tenure. He retired in 1998 after spending a year with the EV Landshut club in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Melville Millionaires SJHL
1980-81 Billings Bighorns WHL 24 1 8 9 12
1981-82 Billings Bighorns WHL 72 45 56 101 46 5 4 6 10 4
1982-83 Nanaimo Islanders WHL 30 14 37 51 16
1982-83 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 46 22 43 65 33 5 3 2 5 4
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 6 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 59 77 136 30 14 12 11 23 6
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 80 23 49 72 53
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 79 26 50 76 51 10 2 6 8 17
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 22 2 1 3 8 0 11 0 0 0 11
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 49 14 36 50 45
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 69 27 61 88 45 5 0 5 5 6
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 2 8 10 14 +4 6 0 2 2 8
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 54 33 49 82 29
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 58 12 16 28 42 +10 22 6 11 17 2
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 37 4 8 12 25 -2 15 0 5 5 20
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 59 6 22 28 46 +4 16 1 1 2 10
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 7 19 26 64 -40
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 11 18 29 56 -41
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 1 6 7 16 -3
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 0 2 2 2 +1
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 1 0 1 18 -13
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 67 17 60 77 65
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 81 25 53 78 83 13 3 12 15 10
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 46 7 21 28 36 6 3 1 4 8
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 79 21 49 70 72 +10 19 1 10 11 12
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 79 15 46 61 58 +17 11 2 7 9 6
NHL Totals 403 46 100 146 291 70 7 19 26 51


WHL East First All-Star Team (1984) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 28, 1986. Claimed by Edmonton from Detroit in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987. Claimed by Ottawa from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Ottawa for Claude Boivin and Kirk Daubenspeck, March 5, 1994. Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia for cash, February 10, 1995. Loaned to Houston (IHL) by Montreal, November 1, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Houston (IHL), September 13, 1996.