October 11, 1985
Was It Even a Debut?
It was the strangest, weirdest NHL debut of all-time. In fact, it was so bizarre, it might not even be a debut at all. Except that, statistically speaking, it was. Goaltender Marc D’Amour was called up by the Calgary Flames to back up Reggie Lemelin in a home game against rivals Winnipeg Jets. D’Amour participated in the warmup and then took his place at the end of the bench to watch the game. But midway through the second period, all hell broke loose and a brawl ensued. D’Amour became involved on ice and received a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct. He’s the only player to incur statistics while not playing a minute of game action during his “debut.”