Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XX: 435-431

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Today's entry includes Patrick Lebeau, Mark Lamb, Matt Keetley, Shawn Heaphy, and Robert Dome, five players who combined to play five games for the Flames.

435. Patrick Lebeau

Lebeau was a 5'10", 187 lb. left winger from Saint-Jerome, Quebec. Born on Saint Patrick's Day in 1970, he played three seasons with the Shawinigan Cataractes, totaling 131 goals and 195 assists in 185 contests. The Montreal Canadiens noticed, and spent an eighth round pick on him in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, 167th overall. He played one more season in Juniors, with St. Jean-Vict in 1989-90, averaging almost two and a half points per contest (72 games, 68 goals, 106 assists).

Over the next two seasons, Lebeau spent most of his time with the Fredericton Canadiens (124 games, 83 goals, 89 assists). He also played more than a handful of games with the Canadian National Team, totaling five goals and five assists in 15 appearances. His first taste of NHL action came in two games in February, 1991, when he totaled an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Hartford Whalers on the 20th and scored his first goal three days later, in a 3-3 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Just before the 1992-93 season, the Habs traded him to the Flames for "future considerations."

Lebeau scored 100 points (40 goals, 60 assists) in 75 IHL contests with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles that season. On November 14th, he was called up for one game with Calgary. He went scoreless as the Flames defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3.

The next season would see Lebeau resurface with the Florida Panthers organization. He scored a goal and an assist in four contests with the Cats, while lighting the lamp 47 times with 42 helpers in 74 games for their IHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones. He decided to try his hand at the European game, playing with Zurich (Swiss, 107 games, 82 goals, 61 assists), Deusseldorf (German, 17 games, 13 goals, eight assists), Chaux-de-Fonds (Swiss, 45 games, 20 goals, 60 assists), Ambri Priotta (Swiss, 44 games, 25 goals, 38 assists), the Frankfurt Lions (German, 206 games, 98 goals, 183 assists), and Vienna (Austria, 89 games, 44 goals, 88 assists). He also played eight games for the 1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring one goal.

All-Time Statline: One game, zero goals, zero assists, even rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.00 point shares.

434. Mark Lamb

Lamb, a 5'9", 179 lb. defenseman, was born on March 3rd, 1964. A Swift Current, Saskatchewan native, he put up 45 goals and 56 helpers in 72 games for the 1981-82 Billings Bighorns in the WHL. The Flames selected him in the fourth round of the following draft, with the 72nd overall pick.

In 1982-83, Lamb played in 30 games for the Nanaimo Islanders, scoring 14 goals and 37 assists. He also appeared with the Medicine Hat Tigers (46 games, 22 goals, 43 assists) and for the CHL's Colorado Flames for six postseason games (two assists). He spent the entire following season with Medicine Hat (72 games, 59 goals, 77 assists), adding 12 goals and 11 assists in 14 playoff matchups.

1984-85 would see Lamb promoted to the AHL, where he played 80 games with the Moncton Golden Flames (23 games, 49 assists). He had 26 goals and 50 helpers the next season with Moncton in 79 games, also making his first NHL appearance with Calgary.

Lamb later made NHL appearances with the Detroit Red Wings (22 games, two goals, one assist), the Edmonton Oilers (176 games, 24 goals, 54 assists), The Ottawa Senators (137 games, 18 goals, 37 assists), the Philadelphia Flyers (27 games, one goal, eight assists), and the Montreal Canadiens (40 games, one goal).

After seven seasons serving as an assistant with the Oilers and the Dallas Stars, he took on the Swift Current Broncos in the WHL as head coach. He will be entering his sixth season in the role.

All-Time Statline: One game, zero goals, zero assists, even rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.00 point shares.

433. Matt Keetley

Keetley was a 6'2", 200 lb. goaltender from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Born on April 27th, 1986, he was a fifth round selection of the Flames in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, 158th overall.

Before he went pro, Keetley spent four seasons at the Junior level with the Medicine Hat Tigers, racking up a stellar 105-30-10 record with a 2.05 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. He also posted a 26-11 record in the postseason.

In 2007-08, Keetley turned professional with the Quad City Flames, going 10-8-3 with a .912 save percentage. On November 5th, he played nine minutes and 22 seconds in relief of Flames incumbent Mikka Kiprusoff, stopping two shots and earning no decision in a 4-1 loss to the  Colorado Avalanche. It would be his only appearance at professional hockeys' highest level.

Keetley returned to Quad City in 2008-09 (8-18-4, .892, 2.85). He later made appearances with the Las Vegas Wranglers (1-3-3, .930, 2.66), the Abbotsford Heat (10-14-2, .895, 2.80), the Victoria Salmon Kings (2-7-0, .880, 3.84), and the Bakersfield Condors (12-20-3, .910, 2.98). He hasn't appeared at the professional level since the end of the 2011-12 season.

All-Time Statline: One game, 0-0-0, two shots faced, two saves, 1.000 save percentage, 0.00 goals against average, 0.00 point shares.

432. Shawn Heaphy

Heaphy was a was a 5'8", 180 lb. center from Sudbury, Ontario. Born on November 27th, 1965, he played four seasons of collegiate hockey with Michigan State University. In 175 games for the Spartans, he scored 103 goals with 91 assists and 239 penalty minutes. After his sophomore campaign, the Flames picked him up in the supplemental draft of 1989.

After graduating with the Class of 1991, Heaphy joined the Salt Lake Golden Eagles for one playoff game. He also spent the next season with the club, scoring 41 times with 36 helpers in 76 games.

In 1992-93, Heaphy continued to tear it up for the Calgary's IHL affiliate in Salt Lake, putting up 29 goals and 36 assists 78 games. His only appearance with the Flames was actually in the same contest as Patrick Lebeau's only appearance (#435, above). Heaphy took two shots on goal and finished his night with an even rating.

Heaphy later appeared with SG Brunico (Italy, 39 games, 30 goals, 27 assists), the Las Vegas Thunder (37 games, 10 goals, five assists), the Worchester IceCats (70 games, 23 goals, 28 assists), the Prince Edward Island Senators (77 games, 40 goals, 42 assists), ECH Biel-Bienne (Swiss, 122 games, 134 goals, 116 assists), HC Geneve-Servette (Swiss, 76 games, 58 goals, 80 assists), and HC Ajoie (Swiss, 35 games, 24 goals, 44 assists).

All-Time Statline: One game, zero goals, zero assists, even rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.00 point shares.

431. Robert Dome

Dome was born on January 29th, 1979. A 6', 210 lb. right winger from Skalica, Czechoslovakia, he was picked out of the Czech Junior hockey system in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, with the 17th overall selection.

1997-98 would see Dome play the balance of his season with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch (36 games, 21 goals, 25 assists). In 30 games with Pittsburgh, he scored five goals with two assists. He would remain with the Crunch for the following season, playing in 48 games and scoring 18 times with 17 assists.

In 1999-00, Dome played with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens (51 games, 12 goals 26 assists), getting another shot with Pittsburgh (22 games, two goals, five assists). He went back to the Czech Republic for two more seasons afterward.

Dome signed a free agent contract with the Flames prior to the 2002-03 season. He would average a point per game for the Saint John Flames, scoring 27 goals and 29 assists in 56 appearances. In his only appearance with the Flames, he played eight minutes and 16 seconds, took one shot on goal, and finished with an even rating.

In later seasons, Dome played with Sodertalje SK (Swiss, 78 games, 12 goals, 29 assists), the Lowell Lock Monsters (13 games, five goals, seven assists), the Nuremburg Ice Tigers (48 games, 12 goals, 23 assists), MODO (50 games, 13 goals, 12 assists), and Bratislava Slovan (82 games, 38 goals, 45 assists). He currently works as a scout.

All-Time Statline: One game, zero goals, zero assists, even rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.00 point shares.

That closes the book on the first 100 Flames of our 530 player countdown. Check back tomorrow for Chapter 21, and keep it locked in here for all of your Calgary Flames news.

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