Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Adam Deadmarsh
Adam Deadmarsh played his major junior hockey with the Portland Winter Hawks of the WHL. In 1991-92 at the age of 16, he scored 30 goals and 60 points as a WHL rookie and improved to 69 points in his second year, scoring 43 goals and 99 points in 1993-94. He previously represented the Canadian Pacific under-17 Midget team at the 1992 World Hockey Challenge and helped lead the Canadian under-18 Junior team to a gold medal at the 1992 Pacific Cup.

Deadmarsh then represented the United States' under-20 team at the 1993, 1994, and 1995 World Junior Championships, thanks to his dual citizenship. (His mother is American and his father is Canadian.) With the national U.S. team in 1996, he first won a silver medal at the World Championships and then won a gold medal at the World Cup of Hockey. In February 1998, he was a member of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

Deadmarsh was drafted 14th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He made his NHL debut one season later on January 25, 1995 against the Philadelphia Flyers and scored his first goal two nights later against the Buffalo Sabres.

In 1995-96, Deadmarsh moved with the franchise to Colorado, where the team was renamed the Avalanche and scored 21 goals and 48 points as a sophomore.

After winning the Pacific Division title in the regular season, the Avalanche marched all the way to the Stanley Cup title, defeating the Detroit Red Wings for the Clarence Campbell Bowl in the Western Conference and the sweeping the Florida Panthers for the Stanley Cup. In 22 post-season games, he scored five goals and 12 assists for 17 points.

The following year Deadmarsh led the Avalanche with 33 goals as the team won the Presidents' Trophy with a league best and franchise record 49 wins and 107 points. He also scored a career-high 60 points. In the playoffs, he scored nine points as the Avalanche advanced to the Western Conference finals before losing to the Red Wings.

In 1999-00, Deadmarsh scored 45 points as the Avalanche won their sixth straight division title and in the playoffs, led the Avalanche to the Western Conference finals before again losing this time to the Dallas Stars.

After six seasons in Colorado/Quebec, Deadmarsh was traded to the Los Angeles Kings midway through his seventh season with the organization. Since his arrival in Los Angeles, Deadmarsh has been plagued by injuries which limited him to a mear 20 games in 2002-03.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Beaver Valley Nite Hawks KIJHL 35 28 44 72 95
1991-92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 68 30 30 60 81 6 3 3 6 13
1992-93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 58 33 36 69 126 16 7 8 15 29
1992-93 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 10
1993-94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 43 56 99 212 10 9 8 17 33
1993-94 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 8
1994-95 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 29 28 20 48 129
1994-95 United States WJC-A 7 6 4 10 10
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 48 9 8 17 56 +16 6 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 21 27 48 142 +20 22 5 12 17 25
1996-97 United States W-Cup 7 2 2 4 8
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 33 27 60 136 +8 17 3 6 9 24
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 22 21 43 125 0 7 2 0 2 4
1997-98 United States Olympics 4 1 0 1 2
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 22 27 49 99 -2 19 8 4 12 20
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 18 27 45 106 -10 17 4 11 15 21
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 13 13 26 59 -2
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 4 2 6 4 +3 13 3 3 6 4
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 29 33 62 71 +8 4 1 3 4 2
2001-02 United States Olympics 6 1 1 2 2 +3
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 13 4 17 21 +2
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL
2004-05
NHL Totals 567 184 189 373 819 105 26 40 66 100


Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado with Aaron Miller, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin, March 22, 2001) and Colorado's 1st round picks in 2001 (Dave Steckel) and 2003 (Brian Boyle) NHL Drafts for Rob Blake and Steve Reinprecht, February 21, 2001.
Missed majority of 2002-03 season and entire 2003-04 due to concussion vs. Phoenix, December 15, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 22, 2005.
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