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Marc Lamothe
Marc Lamothe
Goaltender
Number: 35
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 27, 1974
Birthplace: New Liskeard, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 17, 2002.
Drafted: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (92nd overall)
Goaltender Marc Lamothe played his Junior hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs before being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1992. When he turned pro in 1994, the Canadiens were breaking in netminders Patrick Labrecque and Martin Brochu, which left no room for Lamothe who instead spent the bulk of his rookie season with the Wheeling Thunderbirds of East Coast Hockey League. During his second year Montreal gave him a spot on their main farm team, but he didn't see much action but did make 23 appearances. By season's end, it was clear he didn't factor into the Canadiens plans and he was released to free agency.

The Chicago Blackhawks offered Lamothe a contract, which led to three seasons in Indianapolis with their top affiliate. With Indianapolis, Lamothe platooned with number of different goalies and honed his game while waiting for his chance. In 1999 the big goaltender left Indianapolis to play in Cleveland, though he was till property of Chicago. Early in the 1999-00 campaign, Lamothe got the call from the Blackhawks who needed him to suit up as Jocelyn Thibault's back up as in injury fill in for Steve Passmore.

Just four minutes into the game Thibault went down with an injury himself and Lamothe gathered his gear on the Chicago bench and skated into the crease to make his NHL debut. The St. Louis Blues, however, were merciless and gave the rookie goaltender a baptism by fire. When the buzzer sounded they had beaten him seven times en route to an 8-3 victory. He was able to build some confidence after this tough first game a week later when he stopped 22 of 25 shots versus the Boston Bruins and posted his first big league victory.

After the season was over Lamothe and Chicago parted ways and he signed a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but spent the entire year in the minors. Then after a year with that organization he was on the move again, this time signing on to join the Edmonton Oilers. Lamothe played well in camp for Edmonton, but in the end the Oilers elected to go with a rookie Finnish goaltender to back up incumbent Tommy Salo and Lamothe joined the Hamilton Bulldogs for the AHL.

In the summer of 2002, the Detroit Red Wings signed the free-agent goaltender and upon his arrival with the organization, he went on to spend the majority of his playing time with the club's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids before making his first NHL start during the 2003-04 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80