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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.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
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10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89