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Marc Methot | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
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The Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan thinks the Senators should sign Marc Methot to an extension and name him captain.
Methot is already recognized as a leader on the team and has plenty of other intangibles that would make him a good choice to wear the "C." He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 campaign, but the Senators would prefer to keep him around and he's open to staying. "I do love being an Ottawa Senator, because I grew up here watching the team," he said. "It's an honor to be able to play in your home city. It's a privilege." However, he admitted that the prospect of testing free agency is intriguing because he's never experienced it before. Aug 22 - 11:35 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Contract negotiations between the Senators and defenseman Marc Methot have reportedly hit a stumbling block.

The two sides have had trouble agreeing on a fair value for the blueliner, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 campaign. Methot's camp has used the contracts handed out to blueliners Brooks Orpik and Matt Carle as comparables for what they would like a new pact to look like, but Ottawa appears unwilling to make such a large commitment at this stage. The Ottawa native has expressed interest in remaining with the organization, but it's expected that he'll offer much in the way of a hometown discount to do so.
Aug 9 - 8:14 AM

The Ottawa Senators would like to reach an agreement on a contract extension with defenseman Marc Methot before he becomes a free agent.

Ottawa Assistant GM Pierre Dorion has reportedly been in contact will Methot's agent, Larry Kelly, and both sides appear willing to strike a deal before the blueliner becomes a UFA after the 2014-15 season. Methot will earn $3 million for the coming season, but it stands to reason that he can anticipate a fairly significant raise when he signs his next deal.
Aug 3 - 8:30 AM

Marc Methot suffered an injury while getting ready for the 2014 World Championship.

Methot 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.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 6 - 2:26 PM

Marc Methot has accepted an invite to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

It 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.
Apr 12 - 11:43 AM

Marc Methot set a new career high with his fifth goal in Thursday's match-up versus Tampa Bay.

He 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.
Jan 31 - 7:45 AM

Marc Methot will be in the Senators' lineup Saturday afternoon against the Hurricanes.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday night against the Lightning and will have something to prove against Carolina. That said, Methot is not exactly an offensive dynamo.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 25 - 9:36 AM

Marc Methot will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

"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.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 23 - 1:52 PM

Marc 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.

"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.
Jan 23 - 10:29 AM

Marc Methot (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday.

Methot'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.
Jan 21 - 12:34 PM

Marc Methot scored Ottawa's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon.

His 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.
Jan 18 - 4:52 PM

Marc Methot scored as many goals on Saturday (two) as he had coming into today's game on the season.

It 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.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Marc Methot will get back into the lineup Thursday night.

He 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.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Marc Methot (flu) is feeling much better and he could be back in Ottawa's lineup Wednesday night.

"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.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 08:04:00 AM

Marc Methot (flu) won't return Monday night.

He 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.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Colin Greening
4Mike Hoffman
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner