Adam's baby picture from the 2002-03
LA Kings yearbook.
Adam Deadmarsh's high school photo (and
yes, I know that it is also his roster photo from the Winterhawks);
Lake Ridge High School in Oregon, Class of 1993 (I think). :-)
Thanks to Chris for submitting this photo!
Position: Right Wing
Team: Los Angeles Kings
Birthplace: TRAIL, BC, CAN
Currently Resides: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Prior Residence: Morrison, CO, USA
Summer Residence: Trail, BC
Year Drafted and by Whom: 1993 by Quebec
Round Drafted: 1
Overall Choice: 14
Sweater/Roster Number: 28 in LA; formerly 18 in Colorado
Current Status: Active (as of 10/27/2001)
Compensation: $3,000,000.00 (as of 7/17/2002)
Adam Deadmarsh was
drafted 14th overall in the 1993 Entry Draft by the Québec Nordiques.
He made his NHL debut one season later on January 25, 1995 against the
Flyers and scored his first goal two nights later against the Sabres.
In that shortened 1994-95 campaign, Adam scored nine goals and 17 points
and helped the Nordiques win the Northeast Division title. In 1995-96,
Adam moved with the franchise to Colorado (now the Avalanche) and scored
21 goals and 48 points as a sophomore. On March 1, he scored his first
penalty shot goal against the Blackhawks' Jeff Hackett. After winning
the Pacific Division title in the regular season, Adam helped the Avalanche
march all the way to the Stanley Cup. They defeated the Red Wings for
the Clarence Campbell Bowl in the Western Conference and the Panthers
for the Stanley Cup in the finals. In 22 games, he scored 12 assists
and 17 points.
In 1996-97, Adam paced 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. The following season, Adam scored
22 goals and 43 points as the Avalanche won another division title.
In the 1998 playoffs, Adam scored a pair of goals as the team lost in
the opening round.
In 1998-99, Adam scored 22 goals and 49 points as the club won its fifth
straight division title. He played only 66 games that year, but still
scored 10 power play goals and recorded 121 hits. In the playoffs, he
helped the Avalanche reach the Western Conference finals before losing
to the Stars. In 19 games, he scored 12 points. In 1999-2000, Adam scored
45 points and 133 hits as the Avalanche won their sixth straight division
title. On January 5, he scored his first hat trick. In the playoffs,
Adam led the Avalanche to the Western Conference finals before again
losing to the Stars; he had 15 points in 17 games.
In 2000-01, Adam was traded on February 21 with Aaron Miller, a first
round draft pick, a conditional draft pick and a player to be named
later to the Los Angeles Kings for Rob Blake and Steven Reinprecht.
In 57 games split between the two teams, Adam scored 32 points and 128
hits. In the playoffs, he helped the Kings upset the Red Wings in the
opening round and scored the series-winning goal in overtime of game
Adam joined the major junior ranks with the Portland Winter Hawks in
1991-92 and scored 30 goals and 60 points as a WHL rookie. After improving
to 69 points in his second year, Adam scored 43 goals and 99 points
in 1993-94. In 1994-95, before the start of the NHL season, Adam scored
28 goals and 49 points in just 29 WHL games.
Adam won a gold medal with Canada's Under-18 junior team at the 1992
Pacific Cup. He then represented the United States' junior team at three
straight World Junior Championships: 1993, 1994 and 1995. In 1996, he
first won a silver medal at the World Championships and then won a gold
medal at the World Cup of Hockey with the United States. In February
1998, he was a member of the United States Olympic team at the Winter
Games in Nagano.
Adam's nickname is "Sheepdog". Adam is good friends with Avalanche
forward Peter Forsberg. Adam is a second cousin of former NHL player
Butch Deadmarsh. His family includes his wife Christa and their twin
daughters, Alexis and Madison, and they currently reside in Idaho.
Things said about
Adam on the Portland Winter Hawks Website
(Sent in by Mark...thank you!)
Deadmarsh is probably Portland's most noteworthy
graduate in the NHL. During his rookie season, he scored 30 goals, 60
points, and rocked opponents with a plethora of body checks. He added
to the fun already established by Badduke, Hulse, Williamson, and Rowland.
No one played Portland without looking over his shoulder. It started
to come together after Christmas, especially when the Hawks added even
more depth by picking up Gordon Pell through waivers from the Ontario
Hockey League and, especially, Nick Vachon, who was unhappy with his
on-ice role at Boston University.
Colin Foley led the offense with 106 points,
but the Hawks had plenty of weapons. Vachon finished with 91 points,
Jiri Beranek 86, Layne Roland had 41 goals, and Adam Deadmarsh and Scotty
Nichol rumbled their way to 33 and 31 goals respectively while combining
for 272 penalty minutes. Badduke was still the most robust enforcer
as he put up 367 minutes all by himself.
Adam Deadmarsh, who would win the Stanley Cup in Colorado in 1996 and
the World Cup for Team USA in 1997, went 14th overall in the first round
of the NHL draft.
The Hawks seemed to have talent that played with
grit, too,as Deadmarsh mowed everyone over on the way to 99 points and
Jason Wiemer, a man-child of a 17-year old winger, powered his way to
45 goals and 236 penalty minutes.
93-94 Playoffs-- West Division Finals
Games 1 and 2 were in Kamloops since the Blazers
won the regular season championship by seven points. The Hawks had not
won in Riverside Coliseum since early in the season. Two goals by Adam
Deadmarsh in the game's first 11 minutes got things rolling, but the
Hawks suffered a terrible letdown in the second period as the Blazers
scored three unasnwered goals, one on a blue line blast by Ryan Huska.
Boy, did they. The Hawks stormed the Blazers, playing some of the most
intense hockey in team history, scoring five unanswered goals in the
second period on the way to a 6-3 win. The game was punctuated by a
full-scale brawl between the two benches in the closing minutes immediately
following Deadmarsh's flying body check on Blazer public enemy number
one, Darcy Tucker.
Also sent in from
"Adam's brother Jake played in Portland at the same time (as Adam).
Jake didn't do very well. He had some somewhat serious medical problems
that season, and the Hawks let him go the summer of '94. I think he
caught on with the Kamloops Blazers in the fall."
Picture of Jake Deadmarsh
sent in generously by Rosalyn...Thanks!
Found in an Ebay description
regarding the phone card pictured above:
This is a RARE, Mint, 1994-95 Signature Rookies RC (rookie card) insert
of Jake Deadmarsh. At the time of this card he played for the Seattle
Thunderbirds (WHL), and during the 2000-2001 season he played for the
Huntington Blizzard (ECHL). This particular card is also hand numbered
and #'d one of 4,500 and is an insert called "Draft Day".
A great item for any Auto hound, and the COA (certificate of authentication)
is on the back of the card, as well as the front.
YahooGroup member Chris
sent this info in about Jake:
"Jake, Adam's brother, was drafted in the 7th round in '96 by the
San Jose Sharks as well, but medical problems kept him from playing."
Webmistress' note: I had
the honor of meeting Jake on the night Adam formally retired in March
of 2006. He looks a lot like Adam and is an extremely kind individual
(especially for having put up with the nervousness and goofy babbling
from yours truly!). Thank you Jake!
YahooGroup member Chris R. came to us with this bit of information in
"He has an 18 year old sister named PAMELA. She is going to school
in Canada to be a sports broadcaster."
So as a result, I contacted somebody with closer ties and this is what
they had to say: "Yes, Adam does have a younger sister, Pamela.
I don't think I have ever read anything about him having a sister online,
only about his brother Jake. I didn't even know he had a sister until
(the hubby) told me about her. Yep, she's 18 years old, graduated high
school and just started college towards a career in TV broadcasting."
(Thanks to my source! You know who you are! ;) )
Other Little-Known Facts
**Born and raised in Canada, but has dual U.S.-Canadian
citizenship because his mother is American and his father is Canadian.
**Helped Team USA win championship at 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
**Captained Team USA at the 1995 World Junior Championships.
**Played four years of Canadian junior hockey with Portland of the Western
Hockey League. Scored 43 goals and 99 points during the 1993-94 season.
**Ron Hextall was traded for Deadmarsh (I found this on another site
that had a page set up on Adam...if anyone can tell me details, it'd
be greatly appreciated, unless Adam was one of those "future consideration
draft pick" deals we hear so much about...?)
*~*The following facts sent in by Rosalyn from the old Colorado Avalanche
**Organized his first charity golf tournament this summer, the "Adam
Deadmarsh Charity Golf Classic" Raised over $18,000 for the Trail
Regional Hospital Ambulatory Care Unit in his hometown
**Would pay to watch Teemu Selanne and Jaromir Jagr play
**Calls the Broncos and Rockies his favorite teams
**Represented the USA in three World Junior Championships
**Competes off-ice with Peter Forsberg for pool, golf, basketball, and
bowling "championship titles"
**Nicknamed "Sheepdog, Deader or Deadly"
**Had his name engraved wrong on the Cup, "Deadmarch"-first
player to have a misspelling corrected
**First job was working with his dad as an electrician
**Married to the former Christa Brown
**Mom's name is Eileen, Dad's name is Hank,
and if the KIJHL
is talking about the same man,
then his dad was once manager of Adam's very first minors team,
the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks.
From the Nite Hawks' site:
"Currently there have been two jerseys retired. One was #12 belonging
to Adam Deadmarsh, and #2 belonging to four time KIJHL all-star goalie
Coaches have included Tom Gawryletz, Roy Casler, Ed Wyatt, Doug Jones,
Hank Deadmarsh, Terry Hanik, Ken Koshey, Pat Corrado and Terry Jones
and Paul Matteucci."
The following was
sent in by Rosalyn! Thanks!
From the Royal Reign program: Volume 3, Number
Favorite Stand-Up Comedian:
Favorite Movie: The Patriot
Favorite LA Laker: Shaquille O'Neal
Favorite Vacation Spot In Southern California: Sea World
Favorite Actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite Actress: Elisabeth Shue
Favorite TV Game Show: Jeopardy!
Favorite Supermodel: Heidi Klum
Favorite Type Of Music: Country
Favorite Restaurant: Morton's
Favorite Place To Hang Out: The Lake
Favorite Place To Go Fishing: Alaska
Favorite TV Show Your Wife Hates That You Watch: Fishing Shows
Favorite Golf course: Castle Pines in
Hobbies include: fishing, playing pool, golf, basketball and
Deadmarsh was born in Canada, and he is the only
player on Team USA that has represented another country in international
competition. That was back in 1992, when he led Canada's Under-18 team
to the Pacific Cup championship. The following year, Deadmarsh, whose
mother is American, joined Team USA for the World Junior Championship
tournament and never looked back. In fact, Deadmarsh's ties to USA Hockey
have become so strong over the past 10 years that he is one of few Western
Hockey League graduates from his era who played his major junior hockey
career in the United States. Deadmarsh spent all four of his WHL years
with the Portland Winter Hawks, having first come to live in the U.S.
when he was only 16.
Deadmarsh has been a master of timing during
his NHL career, dating back to his draft day, when he was picked by
a team on the verge of greatness. It happened in 1993, when the then
Quebec Nordiques chose him 14th overall. The Nords were coming off their
best season in nearly 10 years, and Deadmarsh, a high scorer from the
Western Hockey League was expected to be a part of a bright future.
It didn't take long for him to reach Quebec, as he joined the team in
1994-95 along with fellow rookie Peter Forsberg. After the season, Forsberg
and Deadmarsh moved with the franchise to Colorado and helped turn the
former cellar-dwellers into 1996 Stanley Cup champions. By 1996-97,
Deadmarsh, still only 21 years old, was a 30-goal scorer on one of the
NHL's top teams and had become a star player in the league. Unfortunately,
his Colorado luck ran out in 2001, when he was traded to Los Angeles
just a few months before the Avalanche won their second Stanley Cup.
Named to the Olympic team for the second time
on December 22, 2001, Deadmarsh has played for Team USA at five previous
major international tournaments:
*1998 Olympics (Nagano, Japan) -- Scored Team USA's final goal in 5-2
win over Belarus - the Americans' only victory.
*1996 World Cup -- Had four points during Team USA's run to championship.
Was youngest player on roster at age 21.
*1995 World Junior Championships (Red Deer, Alberta) -- Was leading
U.S. scorer with 10 points and set Team USA record for goals in a single
tournament. Also set record for career games played at World Junior
Championships with 21.
*1994 World Junior Championships (Ostrava, Czech Republic) -- Helped
U.S. team to sixth place finish in his second World Junior appearance.
*1993 World Junior Championships (Gavle, Sweden) -- Made his World Junior
debut as a 17-year-old on U.S. team that finished fourth.
CAREER NHL HIGHLIGHTS
Deadmarsh is a veteran of eight NHL seasons,
spent with the Quebec/Colorado franchise and Los Angeles. Here is a
look at some of his career highlights:
*Acquired by the Los Angeles Kings from Colorado on 2/21/01
*Made his Kings debut 2/24/01 vs. Columbus and scored his first goal
as a King in his fourth game 3/3/01 vs. Detroit *Recorded six points
(4-2) in 18 regular-season games with Los Angeles
*Notched three playoff goals, two of which were game-winners: in Game
5 of a first-round series with Detroit, and in Game 6 vs. the Red Wings,
recording his first career playoff overtime goal at 4:48 to clinch the
*Tied a Kings playoff record for most game-winning goals in a series
*After recording these two goals, he appeared in his 100th playoff game
in Game 6 vs. Colorado 5/6/01 in 1999-00
*Skated in 71 regular-season games with Colorado, contributing 45 points
*Scored his first career overtime goal 11/22/99 at Dallas, 3-2.
*Finished seventh in NHL playoff scoring with 15 points in 1998-99
*Registered 49 points (22-27) in 66 games
*Recorded his 100th NHL goal and 200th point 2/3/99 at Buffalo
*Tied for team lead with Peter Forsberg for most playoff goals with
*Generated 43 points (22-21) in 73 games of the 1997-98 regular season
*Led Colorado in goals in 1996-97 with 33, establishing a career single-season
*His 60 points were also a career best during the 1995-96 campaign
*Was awarded his first career penalty shot and scored vs. Chicago's
Jeff Hackett 3/1/96
*During his first season in 1994-95, he skated in 48 games with Quebec,
registering 17 points (9-8)
*Finished second among NHL rookies in plus/minus at +16.
Deadmarsh and his wife, Christa, are the parents
of twin daughters, Alexis and Madison. The girls were born in February
2001. They now live in Idaho.
Note: Adam's Olympic Stats are located here.