Adam Deadmarsh

Adam Deadmarsh was born in Trail on May 10, 1975, and played his minor hockey in Beaver Valley. Following a stellar rookie season with the Beaver Valley Nighthawks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, he was signed by the Western Hockey League's Portland Winter Hawks in 1991. Two years later he was the second choice of the Quebec Nordiques (14th overall) in the National Hockey League entry draft.

Deadmarsh enjoyed tremendous success at Portland, scoring 134 goals and 276 points in 222 games. Due to the fact that his mother was born in the U.S., he was eligible to play for the American national junior team, and twice competed in the world junior championships.

When the Nordiques moved to Denver, Colorado, prior to the 1995-96 season, Deadmarsh went with them. He was a key member of the Avalanche Stanley Cup championship team that season, and in the fall of 1996 was a member of the gold medal champion Team USA in the World Cup. He led the Avalanche in goals with 33 in 1996-97 and was selected to play for Team USA at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, where Team USA took home the silver medal.  Adam was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2001 and due to injury, announced his retirement from the NHL in 2005.