D. J. King

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D. J. King
Born (1984-06-27) June 27, 1984 (age 30)
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Ontario Reign
St. Louis Blues
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 190th overall, 2002
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2004–present

Dwayne "D. J." King (born June 27, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 191st overall, by the St. Louis Blues. As a junior from the Western Hockey League's, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Kelowna Rockets, King, known as an enforcer, spent his first two professional seasons within the Blues organization with affiliates in the American Hockey League and ECHL.

He made his NHL debut in the 2006–07 season on October 5, 2006 against the San Jose Sharks.[1] King was then reassigned to play a majority of the year with AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. As first recall with the Blues and after being held scoreless in his first 24 NHL games, King scored his first career goal against Curtis Joseph in a 5–2 victory of the Phoenix Coyotes on April 4, 2007.[2] He finished with 27 games for the Blues during the season, registering two points (one goal, one assist) along with 52 penalty minutes.[3]

King's 2008–09 season was ruined by a season-ending shoulder injury, playing only one game for the Blues. He returned for the 2009–10 season, easily defeating Krys Barch in his first game of the season. However, King broke an already-damaged finger on his hand in the fight, sidelining him for several months.[4]

On July 28, 2010, King was re-signed to a two-year contract extension with the Blues in order to facilitate a trade to the Washington Capitals for Stefan Della Rovere.[5]

A free agent during the 2012-13 season, King was belatedly signed to a contract with the minor league team, the Ontario Reign of the ECHL on February 20, 2013.[6]

Personal life[edit]

D.J. is of Métis heritage.[1] His younger brother Dwight also plays professional hockey, currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 65 10 14 24 104 4 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 55 15 17 32 139
2003–04 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 35 8 15 23 102
2003–04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 28 5 2 7 80 17 1 6 7 16
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 74 6 8 14 178
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 67 5 6 11 160 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 5 0 4 4 4
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 1 1 2 52
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 38 5 4 9 102
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 3 3 6 100
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 0 0 0 33
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 10 0 1 1 13
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 16 0 2 2 30
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 29 0 4 4 13 4 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 19 5 3 8 22 10 1 2 3 8
NHL totals 118 4 7 11 215
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2003 Yaroslavl

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJ18 7 2 2 4 33
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "D.J. King- Native Hockey". nativehockey.com. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Weight, Cajanek Lift Blues Over Coyotes". The Washington Post. Associated Press. April 4, 2007. 
  3. ^ "King helps enforce the Blues". St. Louis Blues. 2007-04-23. Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 
  4. ^ "King out 8-10 weeks with Broken hand". bleedinblue.com. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (2010-07-28). "Blues trade enforcer D.J. King". Stltoday.com. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  6. ^ "NHL'er D.J. King joins Reign". Ontario Reign. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 

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