Oc­to­ber 11, 1985

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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.”

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