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 32)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Columbus Blue Jackets
Ottawa Senators
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 defenceman currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets, who drafted him 168th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

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.

In the 2004–05 season, Methot and the Knights won the 2005 Memorial Cup, prevailing over the Rimouski Océanic in the final.

Professional[edit]

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

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.

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

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.

Ottawa Senators[edit]

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. The deal would have kept Methot in Ottawa for a further four seasons.[3]

On March 23, 2017, Methot suffered an injury when Sidney Crosby, during a home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, slashed him on the hand, severing the tip of his left pinky, requiring ten stitches to repair the severed fingertip.[4] Crosby was not penalized and was not suspended or fined. Methot later returned in the post-season to help the Senators reach the Eastern Conference Finals, where he was once again tasked with opposing Crosby.

Dallas Stars[edit]

He had to change to #33 due to John Klingberg being #3 which he had previously worn in Columbus and Ottawa. After his fifth season with the Senators, Methot was left exposed by the club at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. With the Senators unable to work out a trade to prevent his selection, he was chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017.[5] On June 26, Methot was traded by the Golden Knights to the Dallas Stars in exchange for prospect Dylan Ferguson and a second round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.[6]

Personal[edit]

Methot resides in the Mooney's Bay area of Ottawa.[7] 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
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 1 10 11 18 6 0 0 0 6
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 5 7 12 34
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 0 12 12 24 18 2 2 4 10
NHL totals 579 21 99 120 343 38 3 6 9 24

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. ^ "Senators sign Methot to four-year contract extension". nhl.com. February 16, 2015
  4. ^ "Senators' Marc Methot needed 10 stitches to repair severed finger - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Defenseman Marc Methot bound for Vegas...for now". Ottawa Citizen. 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Golden Knights trade Methot to Stars - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Methot: 'Overwhelming' to play in Ottawa". Canoe.ca. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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