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:
Other Noteworthy Accomplishments:
- 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.
What He’s Doing Now:
- 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).
- Resides in Idaho with his wife (Christa) and twin daughters (Alexis and Madison).
- Enjoys golf when he’s not spending time with his family.
- 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.