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Spokane Chiefs extend assistant coach Adam Deadmarsh’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that assistant coach Adam Deadmarsh has been extended through the 2018-19 season.

Deadmarsh first joined the coaching staff prior to the 2017-18 season.

“When we had the opportunity to bring Adam on last August, it was something we just couldn’t pass up,” Chiefs general manager Scott Carter said. “He’s been an excellent addition to our staff and tremendous asset in helping develop our players. We’re thrilled to have him back for the 2018-19 season.”

Deadmarsh played 567 NHL games over 10 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.

He was a first-round (14th overall) pick by Quebec in 1993 and scored 373 points during his NHL career, including 184 goals, while piling on 819 penalty minutes. He tallied 40-plus points and 99-plus penalty minutes in five consecutive seasons with Colorado from 1995-2000.

Deadmarsh added 26 goals and 40 assists for 66 points in 105 career NHL playoff games, including five goals and 12 assists in 22 games during Colorado’s Stanley Cup run in 1996.

A dual Canadian-American citizen, Deadmarsh competed for Team USA in international play, winning a gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Before making the leap to the NHL, he played 220 games over four seasons with the Portland Winterhawks and represented the United States at the World Junior Championship three times, including as team captain in 1995.

Prior to joining the Chiefs’ coaching staff, Deadmarsh was an assistant with the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons from 2009-12.


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