June 21, 1985 |
Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||168th overall, 2003
Columbus Blue Jackets
Marc Philippe Methot (born June 21, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for 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.
Methot played major junior ice hockey for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) beginning in the 2002–03 season. Following his first season in the OHL, he was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, 168th overall in the sixth round.
Methot made his professional debut during the 2005–06 season with the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He spent the entire year with the Crunch, playing in 70 games and scoring two goals and 11 assists for 13 points.
Methot then made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets during the 2006–07 season, appearing in 20 games, in addition to 59 with Syracus. He then became a regular on the Columbus blueline beginning in the 2008–09 season.
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 in exchange for forward Nick Foligno. Ottawa had reportedly on multiple occasions attempted to acquire the defenceman during the 2011–12 season, but were unable to finalize the transaction. 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 charged 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 NHL's second-lowest goals against average (GAA) as a team, and Methot's steady play led to an invite to Team Canada's training camp in the summer of 2013 in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics, though he was not ultimately selected for the final roster.
On February 16, 2015, Methot signed a $19.6 million contract extension with Ottawa carrying an average annual value of $4.9 million.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||20||0||4||4||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Marc Methot player profile". The Hockey News. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- "Senators sign Methot to four-year contract extension". nhl.com. February 16, 2015
- "Methot: 'Overwhelming' to play in Ottawa". Canoe.ca. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-02.