|Assets:||Has outstanding size and good defensive acumen. An underrated player, he shows great commitment to playing a sound, stay-at-home game, rarely making mistakes in his own end. Also displays leadership qualities.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the offensive ability to put up points on a consistent basis in the National Hockey League. Doesn't use his 6-3, 227-pound frame enough to intimidate the opposition (and keep scorers honest on the other bench).|
|Career Potential:||Big defensive defenseman.|
|12/18/2013||Missed 4 games (flu).|
|12/03/2013||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|3/23/2013||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|3/21/2013||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2012||Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 28 regular season games (broken jaw).|
|2/10/2012||Broken jaw, injured reserve.|
|2/03/2012||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|11/03/2011||Missed 5 games (thumb injury).|
|10/22/2011||Thumb injury, day-to-day.|
|10/21/2011||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|10/18/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a four-year contract.|
|3/17/2011||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/15/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/22/2011||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/04/2010||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|11/23/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/28/2010||Missed 3 games (illness).|
|1/18/2010||Missed 12 games (upper body injury).|
|12/26/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/05/2009||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|12/01/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/22/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.|
|3/18/2009||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/13/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/13/2009||Missed 3 games (flu).|
|11/14/2008||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|11/12/2008||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|7/16/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|4/02/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/30/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/13/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/28/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/23/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/09/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|12/04/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|11/28/2007||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/08/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/24/2007||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/30/2005||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/19/2003||Returned to his junior team (London-OHL).|
|7/01/2012||Columbus Blue Jackets traded Marc Methot to the Ottawa Senators for Nick Foligno.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round (168th overall) in 2003.|
Marc Methot (back) won't play in Worlds | 05/06/2014 2:26 PM
NewsMarc Methot suffered an injury while getting ready for the 2014 World Championships.
ImpactMethot will miss the tournament for "precautionary reasons." There's no official word on what his injury was, but he reportedly experienced back soreness. Given that his top priority is obviously the Senators, it's not surprising that he would be shutdown rather than attempting to play through it.
Methot accepts invite to play for Canada | 04/12/2014 11:43 AM
NewsMarc Methot has accepted an invite to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.
Brent Wallace Twitter
ImpactIt is sort of a consolation prize for players who are not with teams in the playoffs. In the coming days we will be hearing of additional invites for the Tournament in Belarus set to take place in May.
Marc Methot sets new career high in goals | 01/31/2014 7:45 AM
NewsMarc Methot set a new career high with his fifth goal in Thursday's match-up versus Tampa Bay.
ImpactHe scored into an empty cage after Lightning rookie Nikita Kucherov accidentally injured number one goaltender Ben Bishop. Methot has 16 points in 47 games this campaign, which is one away from matching his previous personal best.
Methot will return to action Saturday v Canes | 01/25/2014 9:36 AM
NewsMarc Methot will be in the Senators' liineup Saturday afternoon against the Hurricanes.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch in the Sens' last two games and will have something to prove against Carolina. That said, Methot is not exactly an offensive dynamo.
Marc Methot will be a healthy scratch Thurs. | 01/23/2014 1:52 PM
NewsMarc Methot will be a healthy scratch Thursday.
Impact"I love playing here and I want to be a part of this team," said a disappointed but seemingly understanding Methot. "Obviously when it comes down to a decision like that I've got respect it. The team played very well in Washington and whenever they need me to play I will be ready." Methot, who has been dealing with a minor injury, felt good enough to play Tuesday, but he was put in the press box for that game as well.
Marc Methot was surprised to be scratched | 01/23/2014 10:29 AM
NewsMarc Methot was surprised to be scratched Tuesday because he felt healthy enough to play despite having what is believed to be a minor hip injury.
Impact"I was a little bit caught off (guard)," he said Wednesday. "I felt really good in the morning and it was their decision and I have to deal with that." He skated with Joe Corvo, who was a healthy scratch against Washington as well, during Wednesday's session. He could be back in the lineup on Thursday, though.
Marc Methot will miss Tuesday's contest | 01/21/2014 12:34 PM
NewsMarc Methot (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactMethot's injury is believed to be minor, so he might be back on Thursday. He has four goals and 14 points in 44 games in 2013-14.
Marc Methot scores lone goal in loss to NYR | 01/18/2014 4:52 PM
NewsMarc Methot scored Ottawa's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHis fourth marker of the year opened the scoring in the match and it was assisted by Cody Ceci and Milan Michalek. Methot also finished the game with three shots, three hits and two blocks.
Marc Methot doubles goal totals with pair Sat | 12/21/2013 5:07 PM
NewsMarc Methot scored as many goals on Saturday (two) as he had coming into today's game on the season.
ImpactIt wasn't enough for the Ottawa Senators, who lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in OT. Methot now has 10 points in 33 games on the season, so he doesn't have no-brainer numbers. He did get more than five minutes of power-play time, however.
Marc Methot will return to the fold Thursday | 12/19/2013 12:09 PM
NewsMarc Methot will get back into the lineup Thursday night.
Ian Mendes on Twitter
ImpactHe missed four games while recovering from the flu. Methot probably could've returned earlier, but the Senators were reluctant to make changes to their lineup. He will dress now and Patrick Wiercioch will sit. Methot has seven points and 88 hits in 31 contests.
Marc Methot (flu) may return Wednesday | 12/18/2013 8:04 AM
NewsMarc Methot (flu) is feeling much better and he could be back in Ottawa's lineup Wednesday night.
Impact"I'm feeling good," said Methot. "I've felt good for a bit now. They made it clear when they were talking to me that they wanted me to get a few practices under my belt and get back to speed. I'm just working hard right now." Coach Paul MacLean may not want to tinker with his winning lineup, but Methot is a top-four defender for the Senators. We should know more about his playing status after the team's morning skate.
Marc Methot (flu) won't play Monday | 12/16/2013 4:42 PM
NewsMarc Methot (flu) won't return Monday night.
ImpactHe has sat out the team's last two games with the flu and will get another day of rest. Methot was able to practice Monday so he is feeling better. Look for him to be back Wednesday against New Jersey.
Methot didn't skate Friday, doubtful Saturday | 12/14/2013 10:30 AM
NewsMarc Methot did not skate Friday as he is still battling with a flu bug.
ImpactThere is no word if he will be able to suit up against the Kings Saturday afternoon. We would play it safe and keep Methot on reserve. Cody Ceci would once again play in Methot's place if he were unable to play.
Marc Methot (flu) will sit Thursday's game | 12/12/2013 12:52 PM
NewsMarc Methot won't play Thursday because of the flu.
ImpactHe should be considered day-to-day. Methot has seven points and 88 hits in 31 games this season.
| 12/04/2013 2:22 AM
NewsMarc Methot returned to action on Tuesday December 3.
Marc Methot is a game-time decision | 12/03/2013 12:38 PM
NewsMarc Methot (flu) is being listed as a game-time decision.
Senators.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMethot didn't play on Sunday due to the illness. He has seven points and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games this season.
Marc Methot (flu) probable for Tuesday | 12/03/2013 8:02 AM
NewsMarc Methot (flu) didn't practice Monday.
ImpactHe missed Sunday's game because of the illness as well, but he was able to travel with the team to Florida. That suggests he will be available for Tuesday's tilt with the Panthers. Consider him probable to play tonight.
Marc Methot out, Jared Cowen in for Ottawa | 12/01/2013 5:48 PM
NewsOttawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot missed Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings because of flu-like symptoms.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactJared Cowen took his place in the lineup. At least it isn't something that should sideline Methot long-term.
Marc Methot scores in loss to Sharks Sunday | 10/28/2013 11:01 AM
NewsMarc Methot recorded a goal in Sunday's loss to San Jose.
ImpactHis first goal of the season made it 3-2 in the second period, but the Sharks added two in the third for a 5-2 victory. Methot and defense partner Erik Karlsson scored both goals for the Senators in the match. He has three points and 22 hits in 11 games this year.
Marc Methot won't let go of Olympic dream | 08/30/2013 12:10 PM
NewsMarc Methot is obviously an underdog to play for Canada at the Winter Olympics, but he believes he has what to takes to be successful in that environment.
Impact"I've got to play my lights out," he said after getting back from Hockey Canada's orientation camp. "There's no doubt that I'm a serious underdog. I mean, you look at all the big names. But do I think I'm an underdog? I don't think so. I know I can play there and do well." Playing alongside a healthy Erik Karlsson may help his statistics, but it's unlikely that you'll see him wearing the red and white maple leaf in Sochi.
Methot's has done well on international ice | 07/23/2013 10:25 AM
NewsMarc Methot's invitation to Team Canada's orientation camp might partially be a reflection of how he did for his country in the 2011 and 2012 world championships.
Impact"I think I turned a lot of heads with my play on the big (ice) surface," said Methot. "I think a big season is because of how I played on the big surface. A lot of it is about skating, and having my skating ability mixed in with the defensive game surely helped." The 2014 Olympics will be played on the bigger, international-sized rinks. Methot had 11 points and 31 penalty minutes in 47 games last season.
Senators need to play smart against Pens | 05/14/2013 10:38 AM
NewsThe Senators realize shutting down the Penguins' top offensive players is easier said than done.
ImpactThe key is to play smart and controlled. "People need to know when you're playing against great players, it's not always easy to be physical," Marc Methot said. "They're good for a reason. They don't put themselves in vulnerable positions where they'll get hit. It's going to be tough. The biggest thing is to stay tight in our own end and not get running around in our own end where they thrive."
| 03/24/2013 2:48 AM
NewsMarc Methot returned to action on Saturday March 23.
Marc Methot sits Thursday, probable Saturday | 03/22/2013 11:14 AM
NewsMarc Methot (sprained right knee) was unable to play Thursday but is considered probable for Saturday's game.
ImpactMethot tried to test the knee during Thursday's morning skate but it wasn't strong enough to justify playing against the Bruins. Coach Paul MacLean seems optimistic about Methot's chances of getting back in the lineup Saturday night. Owners will want to check back after Saturday's morning skate for official word.
There's 'a chance' Methot could play Thursday | 03/21/2013 11:14 AM
NewsMarc Methot has "a chance" of playing Thursday despite suffering what is believed to be a sprained right knee ligament on Tuesday against the Islanders.
Impact"(Methot) saw the trainers today and had treatment and we'll see how he is (Thursday)," said coach Paul MacLean Wednesday. "If he's good to go or not, we won't know until Thursday." If he can't play then it's expected that Mike Lundin will return to the lineup in his place.
Marc Methot sustains LBI in Tuesday's win | 03/20/2013 11:25 AM
NewsMarc Methot appeared to suffer an injury to his right leg following a hard hit from Islanders forward Brad Boyes Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Senators have already been ravaged with injuries this season. The team is calling the ailment a "lower-body injury" and the severity isn't clear yet. Still, losing another top-four defenseman and important penalty killer will hurt the club in the meantime.
Marc Methot to reach 300-game milestone | 03/08/2013 10:41 AM
NewsMarc Methot will play in his 300th NHL game on Friday.
ImpactIt will come at Madison Square Garden, too. "An injury last season kind of put me on the back burner for reaching that milestone," Methot said. "But yeah, it's exciting. Now that you mention it, it's a big step for me." The blueliner was drafted in the sixth round by Columbus in 2003, and he has played all but 24 games in his career with that organization. He has 55 points in six-plus seasons.
Marc Methot logs heavy minutes for Ottawa | 03/05/2013 10:22 AM
NewsMarc Methot has been logging heavy minutes for the Senators of late.
ImpactHe totaled 27:58 of ice time versus the New York Islanders on Sunday in a shootout defeat and he saw 25:23 in Saturday's regulation loss to Philadelphia. Sergei Gonchar and Eric Gryba have also been seeing plenty of ice time, as the three of them try to make up for the minutes lost by workhorse defender Erik Karlsson.
Marc Methot scores first goal of 2013 in loss | 03/02/2013 3:55 PM
NewsMarc Methot scored a goal in Ottawa's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Methot's first goal and fourth point in 21 games this season. Colin Greening assisted on the goal.
Marc Methot excited for Senators' home opener | 01/21/2013 10:49 AM
NewsOttawa-native Marc Methot is looking forward to playing in the Senators' home opener.
ImpactMethot was acquired by Ottawa from the Columbus Blue Jackets over the summer. "Ever since I've been in the NHL or even just drafted, going through junior, it's always been a dream of mine to play here," Methot said. "I mean, who wouldn't want to play in their home town in front of people that you grew up around, especially (with) Ottawa being a hockey town?" Methot registered an assist in the Senators' season opener.
Marc Methot may be Karlsson's d-partner | 01/12/2013 12:05 PM
NewsThere is a very strong chance that Marc Methot will be paired with wunderkind Erik Karlsson on the Senators' blueline.
ImpactIf that turns out to be the case, Methot could not only have a strong plus/minus rating he could also have a few gimme points just by association with the most dominant offensive rearguard in the NHL. If you are at the end of your draft and looking for a fill in blueliner, Methot may be a good choice.
Marc Methot to make Sens debut | 01/07/2013 10:10 PM
NewsMarc Methot will be making his Ottawa Senators debut this season.
ImpactThe Ottawa-native was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets last July in exchange for Nick Foligno. Methot skated in 46 games with the Blue Jackets last season because of injury, but should be an adequate replacement for free agent defender Filip Kuba on the Senators back end. However, his fantasy value is very limited.
|1/23/2014||Ott||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/21/2014||Ott||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/18/2013||Ott||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||6 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Mar 10||1|
|Assists||2||at NYI||Apr 8||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:at NYI||last:Apr 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||14 times-last:at NYI||last:Apr 8||5|
|Plus/Minus||4||vs. TB||Jan 30||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||75 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 13||0|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:at CBJ||last:Jan 28||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||75 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||75 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Mar 31||4|
|Penalty Minutes||58||2010-11 (CBJ)|
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