Marc Methot

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Marc Methot
Marc Methot 2013-05-24.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 29)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 168th overall, 2003
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2005–present

Marc Philippe Methot (born June 21, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who drafted him 168th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Methot is most commonly described as a stay-at-home defenceman with veteran leadership ability and great size for the NHL game.[1][2]

Methot in 2010 as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Methot was a member of the OHL’s London Knights from 2002 to 2005, winning the Memorial Cup with the team in 2004-05. He made his NHL debut with Columbus during the 2006-07 season, appearing in 20 games. He became a regular on the Columbus blueline in 2008–09.

On July 5, 2011, the Blue Jackets re-signed Methot to a four-year contract extension. He played for Team Canada during the 2011 and 2012 World Championships. An assortment of injuries limited Methot's effectiveness with the Blue Jackets, most notably a mandibular fracture suffered during the 2011–12 season.

On July 1, 2012 Methot was traded to the Ottawa Senators for forward Nick Foligno. Ottawa had reportedly on multiple occasions attempted to acquire the defenceman during the 2011–12 season but were unable to get the deal finalized. The loss of two of Ottawa's starting six defencemen via free-agency meant that acquiring a defenceman became a major priority, and the team again set their sights on Methot, an Ottawa native. After starting the season paired with Norris Trophy winning defenceman Erik Karlsson, Methot was charge with the responsibility on anchoring the team's defence after his partner was lost to an achilles injury. The Senators finished the year with the second lowest Goal-Against-Average, and Methot's steady play led to a invite to the Canadian Olympic training camp in the summer.

Personal[edit]

Methot resides in the Mooney's Bay area of Ottawa. [3] Methot attended Brookfield High School in Ottawa, Ontario.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 London Knights OHL 68 2 13 15 46 14 2 4 6 6
2003–04 London Knights OHL 63 2 9 11 66 15 0 3 3 18
2004–05 London Knights OHL 67 4 12 16 88 18 2 1 3 32
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 2 11 13 75 5 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 59 1 15 16 58
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 20 0 4 4 12
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 66 7 6 13 130 13 0 6 6 14
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 4 13 17 55 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 60 2 6 8 51
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 0 15 15 58
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 46 1 6 7 24
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 47 2 9 11 31 10 1 4 5 6
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 6 17 23 28
NHL totals 397 15 70 85 267 14 1 4 5 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WC 5th 7 0 0 0 2
2012 Canada WC 5th 6 0 2 2 25
Senior totals 13 0 2 2 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Methot Scouting Report". HockeysFuture.com. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Marc Methot player profile". The Hockey News. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Methot: 'Overwhelming' to play in Ottawa". Canoe.ca. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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