Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Butch Deadmarsh
In an eight-year professional hockey career, Butch Deadmarsh played for ten different teams. His first taste of NHL experience came in the 1970-71 season, playing for the Buffalo Sabres, the team that drafted him in the second round, 15th overall from the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 1970 Amateur Draft.

Deadmarsh played in ten games that year and was held off the scoresheet, save the nine minutes in penalties. Injuries kept him out most of the following year, but he did play in 12 games with the Sabres, scoring a goal and an assist.

With further expansion in 1972, the Atlanta Flames, who came in to the league with the New York Islanders, took Deadmarsh. In 19 games, he scored a single goal. The following year he played in 42 games, scoring six times while spending 89 minutes in the penalty box.

In 1974-75 he performed an unusual split, playing 38 games with the Vancouver Blazers of the WHA and 20 games with the expansion Kansas City Scouts.

The 1975-76 season proved to be the only season in which Deadmarsh played a full season. As a member of the WHA's Calgary Cowboys, he suited up for 79 games, scoring 26 goals and 28 assists for 54 points while also finding time to spend 196 minutes visiting the penalty box.

After another half a season in Calgary, Deadmarsh was moved to the Minnesota Fighting Saints where he played 35 games. In 1977-78 he was a member of the WHA's Edmonton Oilers and his last professional hockey season was 1978-79 when he played in 45 games for the Cincinnati Stingers.

Deadmarsh played in 137 NHL games, scoring 12 goals and 5 assists for 17 points and 155 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL
1968-69 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 47 19 23 42 130 5 2 2 4
1968-69 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 1 1 0 1 0
1969-70 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 54 37 33 70 301 4 3 5 8 20
1970-71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 0 0 0 9 -3
1970-71 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 59 11 9 20 128
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 1 1 2 4 -10
1971-72 Cincinnati Swords AHL 64 34 27 61 145 10 6 8 14 33
1972-73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 1 1 2 26 -3
1972-73 Cincinnati Swords AHL 12 7 4 11 20
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 19 1 0 1 8 -4
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 42 6 1 7 89 +1 4 0 0 0 17
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 20 3 2 5 19 -5
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 38 7 8 15 128
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 79 26 28 54 196 8 0 1 1 14
1976-77 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 35 9 4 13 51
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 38 13 17 30 77
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 20 1 3 4 32
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 45 7 6 13 86
NHL Totals 137 12 5 17 155 4 0 0 0 17


BCJHL First All-Star Team (1968) Traded to Atlanta by Buffalo for Norm Gratton, February 14, 1973. Selected by Cincinnati (WHA), in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973. Claimed by Kansas City from Atlanta in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Vancouver (WHA) by Kansas City for cash, December, 1974. Transferred to Calgary (WHA) after Vancouver (WHA) franchise relocated, May 7, 1975. Traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) with Jack Carlson and Dave Antonovich for Jim Harrison, September, 1976. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for Rich Lemieux, January, 1977.
Lemieux refused to report and transaction was cancelled. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with John Arbour and Danny Gruen for cash, January, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for Del Hall, December, 1977.