Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VII: 500-496

30 down, 500 to go. Another five Flames to countdown today.

500. Butch Deadmarsh

Deadmarsh was a 5'11", 186 lb. left winger from Trail, British Columbia. Born on April 15th, 1950, he was selected in the second round of the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft by the Buffalo Sabres with the 15th overall pick. At the time, he was still in juniors with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He lit the lamp 33 times with 37 helpers in just 51 WCHL contests.

The following season would see Deadmarsh play in 59 contests for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, scoring 11 times with nine assists. He also made his first NHL appearance with the Sabres, playing in 10 games and spending nine minutes in the penalty box. Over the next two seasons, he played in 46 more games for the Sabres, scoring twice and getting two assists with 40 more penalty minutes. Most of those two seasons were spent with the AHL's Cincinnati Swords, where he collected 41 goals, 31 assists and 165 penalty minutes in 76 games.

On Valentine's Day, 1973, the Sabres traded Deadmarsh to the Atlanta Flames for Norm Gratton. In 19 contests for the brand-new Atlanta franchise, he scored once with eight penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating. He had his best NHL season in 1973-74 with the Flames, scoring a career high six goals in 42 games, with an assist, a plus-1 rating, and 89 penalty minutes. When the Flames made their first postseason appearance following the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers eliminated them in four games. Deadmarsh didn't score, but spent 17 minutes in the box.

Deadmarsh was left unprotected in the expansion draft that followed the season. The Kansas City Scouts (New Jersey Devils) claimed him, and he scored three goals and two assists in 20 games to close out his NHL career. Later on, he played several seasons with the WHA with the Vancouver Blazers, the Calgary Cowboys, the Minnesota Fighting Saints, the Edmonton Oilers, and the Cincinnati Stingers.

All-Time Statline: 61 games, seven goals, one assist, 97 penalty minutes, -0.29 point shares.

499. Marc Bureau

Bureau, born March 19th, 1966, was a 6'1", 202 lb. center from Trois-Riveires, Quebec. Starting in 1983-84, Bureau played in four seasons with the QMJHL between the Chicotimi Sagueneens, the Granby Bisons, and the Longueuil Chevaliers, totaling 146 goals and 206 helpers in 253 contests. He also amassed 180 penalty minutes.

During the 1987 offseason, Bureau signed his first professional contract, with the Calgary Flames. Most of the next four seasons would see him with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (266 games, 118 goals, 152 assists, 479 PIM). He also played five games in January 1990 (minus-1 rating, four penalty minutes) and five more in November 1990 (minus-4 rating, two penalty minutes). On March 5th, 1991, Bureau was traded by the Flames to the Minnesota North Stars for a third round pick (Sandy McCarthy).

Bureau played 55 games with the North Stars (six goals, 10 assists, 54 PIM), later spending NHL time with the Tampa Bay Lightning (186 games, 20 goals, 40 assists, 171 PIM), the Montreal Canadiens (182 games, 22 goals, 22 assists, 74 PIM) and the Philadelphia Flyers (125 games, six goals, eight assists, 20 PIM). The Flyers traded him back to the Flames on March 6th, 2000 for Travis Brigley and a sixth round pick (Andrei Razin).

The then 34-year-old Bureau completed his NHL career with the Flames, appearing in nine games and totaling a goal with three assists, a minus-3 rating and two PIM. His only career Flames goal occurred in his final NHL game, on March 23rd in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

All-Time Statline: 19 games, one goal, three assists, minus-8, eight penalty minutes, -0.27 point shares.

498. Jason Botterill

Botterill was a 6'4", 220 lb. left winger from Edmonton, Alberta. Born on May 19th, 1976, he played four seasons of collegiate hockey with the Wolverines at the University of Michigan. After his freshman season ended, he was chosen in the first round of the 1994 draft by the Dallas Stars, with the 20th overall pick. He would go on to register career totals of 149 games, 103 goals, 82 assists, and 483 PIM with the Wolverines.

After graduating with the Class of 1997, Botterill spent most of the next two seasons with the Michigan K-Wings (106 games, 24 goals, 36 assists, a minus-25 rating, and 188 PIM), also making a few short stops with the Stars in Dallas (21 games, 42 PIM, minus-3 rating). He joined the Atlanta Thrashers via trade during the 1999 offseason (25 games, one goal, four assists, minus-7 rating, 17 PIM). On February 11th, Atlanta traded him with Darryl Shannon to the Flames for Hnat Domenichelli and Dmitri Vlasenkov.

As a member of the Flames organization to close out the 1999-00 season, Botterill was mostly a member of the Saint John Flames (21 games, three goals, four assists, plus-9 rating, 39 PIM). He also played in two contests for Calgary. In 16 total minutes of ice time, he took two shots-on-goal, finishing the season with a minus-4 rating. The next season would see him repeat the pattern, playing in 71 contests with Saint John (21 goals, 21 assists, minus-11 rating, 121 PIM). He also played in four games for the parent club. He would score his lone Calgary goal on February 9th in a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. He posted a minus-3 rating and two PIM.

Botterill signed a free agent contract to play with the Buffalo Sabres during 2002's offseason. He played 36 contests with Buffalo (three goals, five assists, 28 PIM). Later on, he went into management, and is currently serving with the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Assistant General Manager.

All-Time Statline: Six games, one goal, zero assists, minus-7 rating, two penalty minutes, -0.22 point shares.

497. Bob Bodak

Bodak, a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was a 6'2", 190 lb. left winger. Born on May 28th, 1961, he first gained notice in the OJHL with the Guelph Platers, where he averaged nearly a point and a half per game (45 games, 31 goals, 33 assists). He would go on to play in 201 AHL contests from 1983-84 to 1986-87 between the Rochester Americans (12 games, two goals, one assist), the Springfield Indians (83 games, 21 goals, 24 assists), and the Moncton Golden Flames (106 games, 38 goals, 35 assists). The Flames signed him as a free agent part way through the 1985-86 season.

In 1987-88, Bodak scored 12 goals with 10 assists in 44 games with the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles, also making three appearances with Calgary. His only impact on the scoresheet was a minus-2 rating and 22 penalty minutes, although the Flames did manage to go 2-0-1 in games in which he appeared.

Bodak spent another season in Calgary's organization, between the Golden Eagles and the Binghampton Whalers in 1988-89 (48 games, 15 goals, 25 assists, 137 PIM). He signed a two-way free agent contract with the Hartford Whalers after the season. On December 14th, 1989, Bodak played in his first NHL game with the Whalers, and his last in the NHL. Hartford won the game, while Bodak spent seven minutes in the box. He retired after three more minor league seasons.

All-Time Statline: Three games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-2 rating, 22 penalty minutes, -0.20 point shares.

496. Don Martineau

Martineau, born on April 25th, 1952, was a 6', 190 lb. right winger from Kimberley, British Columbia. In three WCJHL seasons with the Esteven/New Westminster Bruins in 1969-70, he played 189 games with 47 goals and 70 assists, along with 453 penalty minutes.

Starting in 1972-73, Martineau caught on with the CHL's Omaha Knights. He fired 22 goals with 28 helpers in his first professional season, with 170 PIM in 72 contests. He spent most of the following season with the Knights as well, scoring 12 goals with 26 assists and 112 PIM in 48 games. He also made his first NHL appearance with the Atlanta Flames, taking three fruitless shots on goal over four games, and finishing his Flames career with a minus-3 rating and two PIM. After the season, Atlanta traded him with John Flesch to the Minnesota North Stars for Buster Harvey and Jerry Byers.

Martineau scored six goals with nine assists over 76 games the following season with Minnesota. Later, he played in 10 games over parts of two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He passed away on March 26th, 2006.

All-Time Statline: Four games, zero goals, zero assists, minus-3 rating, two penalty minutes, -0.20 point shares.

Thank you for joining us for another group of one-time Flames. Check back tomorrow for five more, a Swedish left winger, two Canadian centres, a Canadian defenseman, and a winger from Vancouver.

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