Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dean McAmmond
Born in Grand Cache, Alberta, Dean McAmmond starred with the St. Albert Raiders before joining the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders in 1989-90. He was selected 22nd overall by the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and saw a bit of NHL action during the team's drive to the 1992 Stanley Cup final. The next year he returned to junior to play for the Raiders and the Swift Current Broncos.

Shortly after capturing gold with Canada's 1993 World Junior Team, McAmmond and Igor Kravchuk were sent to the Edmonton Oilers for Joe Murphy. The speedy young Oilers were a perfect venue for McAmmond to get comfortable with the NHL. During his first four years with the team, he gradually assumed greater responsibility and set career highs with 19 goals and 50 points in 1997-98.

McAmmond was included in a major exchange of young players between the Oilers and Blackhawks in March 1999. Other players in this deal included former first round draft picks Daniel Cleary and Chad Kilger. McAmmond was a solid two-way player for the Hawks in 1999-00 with 32 points and an impressive +11 plus/minus rating. His on ice performance during the regular season caught the eye of Team Canada officials and McAmmond was soon after named to Canada's 2000 World Championship Team for the second time in his career, the first time was in 1996. Prior to the March trade deadline in 2001, McAmmond was acquired by the playoff-bound Philadelphia Flyers to add depth. After only ten regular season and four playoff games, McAmmond rejoined to the Flames in 2001-02 and set a career high in goals with 20 and points with 50.

In 2002-03, McAmmond joined his fifth NHL team when he joined the Colorado Avalanche. The speedy forward played 41 games with the Avalanche before he was re-acquired at the trading deadline by the Flames. However, upon his return to the Flames, he was ruled ineligible to play for the remainder of the 2002-03 season by the NHL due to transaction violation by Calgary. Following a 30 point (17-13-30) season in 2003-04, McAmmond was acquired by the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2005 after the 2004-05 NHL season was washed out.

Following his stint in St.Louis, the speedy centreman was signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators in the summer of 2006.

On the international stage, McAmmond represented his country at the 1993 World Junior Championship and twice at the World Championships (1996 and 2000).

In the days leading up to the 2009 NHL trade deadline McAmmond's time in Ottawa came to an end when he was sent to the New York Islanders along with a first round draft pick in exchange for forward Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 St. Albert Raiders AMHL 36 33 44 77 132
1989-90 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 53 11 11 22 49 14 2 3 5 18
1990-91 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 71 33 35 68 108 2 0 1 1 6
1991-92 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 63 37 54 91 189 10 12 11 23 26
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 2 2 0 -2 3 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 30 19 29 48 44
1992-93 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 12
1992-93 Swift Current Broncos WHL 18 10 13 23 24 17 16 19 35 20
1992-93 Swift Current Broncos M-Cup 4 0 3 3 10
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 45 6 21 27 16 +12
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 28 9 12 21 38 -3
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -1
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 53 15 15 30 23 +6
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 22 9 15 24 55 +1
1995-96 Canada WC-A 8 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 12 17 29 28 -15
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 19 31 50 46 +9 12 1 4 5 12
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 65 9 16 25 36 +5
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 12 1 4 5 2 +3
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 14 18 32 72 +11
1999-00 Canada WC-A 8 0 0 0 0 +4
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 10 16 26 43 +4
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 1 1 2 0 -1 4 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 73 21 30 51 60 +2
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 41 10 8 18 10 +1
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 64 17 13 30 18 +9
2004-05 Albany River Rats AHL 79 19 42 61 72 -1
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 15 22 37 32 -25
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 14 15 29 28 +11 18 5 3 8 11
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 9 13 22 12 +1 4 0 0 0 4
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 44 3 4 7 16 +2
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 18 2 7 9 8 +5
2009-10 Lowell Devils AHL 6 1 2 3 6 -1
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 8 9 17 40 -1 5 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 996 186 262 448 490 46 6 7 13 35


Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Igor Kravchuk for Joe Murphy, February 24, 1993. Traded to Chicago by Edmonton with Boris Mironov and Jonas Elofsson for Chad Kilger, Daniel Cleary, Ethan Moreau and Christian Laflamme, March 20, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Nicolas Corbeil) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 13, 2001. Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Calgary's 4th round choice (Rosario Ruggeri) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 24, 2001. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Derek Morris and Jeff Shantz for Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle, October 1, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Colorado for Calgary's 5th round choice (Mark McCutcheon) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Ruled ineligible to play remainder of 2002-03 season by NHL due to transaction violation by Calgary, March 15, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 9, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 2, 2006. Traded to NY Islanders by Ottawa with San Jose's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft for Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli, February 20. 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lowell (AHL), October 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, November 6, 2009.