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CATCHING UP WITH DEADMARSH

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LAKings.com's Mike Kalinowski catches up with former King Adam Deadmarsh on Thursday.

  Catching Up With Adam Deadmarsh  

Position: Right Wing
Born: May 10, 1975 (Trail, British Columbia)
Drafted: Selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round (14th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
Acquired By Kings: From Colorado with Aaron Miller, Jared Aulin, Colorado's first choice in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (David Steckel), and Colorado's first-round choice in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (Brian Boyle) for Rob Blake and Steve Reinprecht on Feb. 21, 2001.
Years With The Kings: 2001-03

Career With The Kings:
  • Scored the playoff series-clinching goal in Game 6 of the Kings first-round series upset over Detroit in the 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • Had his Kings/NHL career cut short at the age of 27 due to post-concussion symptoms.
  • Officially announced his retirement on Sept. 22, 2005.
  • Recorded 85 points (46-39=85) and 96 PIM in 114 career regular season games with the Kings while skating on the LAPD Line with Jason Allison and Ziggy Palffy.
  • Added 10 points (4-6=10) in 17 career postseason games with the Kings with two of his four playoff goals serving as game-winners (Game 5 and Game 6 vs. Detroit in the 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs).
  • Last visited STAPLES Center for Luc Robitaille’s jersey retirement ceremony on January 20, 2007.
  • Honored on March 20, 2006 at STAPLES Center before a Kings-Colorado game for his dedication to both teams.
Other Noteworthy Accomplishments:
  • Won a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996 (22 gp, 5-12=17, 25 PIM).
  • His name was initially misspelled Deadmarch on the Cup, but was later corrected (it's the first time a misspelled name on the Stanley Cup has ever been corrected).
  • A naturalized U.S. citizen by virtue of having an American mother, he played for Team USA at the 1998 and the 2002 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal in Salt Lake City in 2002.
  • A member of the U.S. squad that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
  • Was a three-time member of the United States National Junior Team (1993, 1994 and 1995) and shares the U.S. record for most games played at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (21).
What He’s Doing Now:
  • Resides in Idaho with his wife (Christa) and twin daughters (Alexis and Madison).
  • Enjoys golf when he’s not spending time with his family.
Interview Highlights:
  • Loved playing in LA and misses playing in front of the fans at STAPLES Center.
  • Mentions Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom, Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider and Bryan Smolinski as great teammates that he played with during his time with the Kings.
  • Still amazed at the success the LAPD Line had when all three players were healthy.
  • Said he felt like that line could make a difference in a game every time they hit the ice.
  • Hung on for about three years before he decided to move on and retire from the game in 2005.
  • Feels good these days, but says it took a long time to get that way.
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