Doug Janik

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Doug Janik
Doug Janik.jpg
Born (1980-03-26) March 26, 1980 (age 34)
Agawam, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Chicago Wolves
Buffalo Sabres
Tampa Bay Lightning
Dallas Stars
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Adler Mannheim
NHL Draft 55th overall, 1999
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2001–present

Douglas John Janik (born March 26, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Playing career[edit]

Janik was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Janik played collegiate hockey for the University of Maine before making his professional debut with the Sabres affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League in 2001–02.

On July 6, 2006, Janik signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1] He played his first full NHL season in 2006–07 and appeared in 136 games in two seasons.

Janik was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on July 15, 2008; before playing for the Blackhawks, though, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Stars for the start of the 2008–09 season on October 2, 2008.[2] He was then claimed off of waivers by Chicago on October 8, only to be immediately traded back to Dallas for a conditional draft pick. After appearing in just 13 games with the Stars and used mainly as a reserve defenseman he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Steve Bégin on February 26, 2009.[3] After clearing waivers, Janik was then assigned to affiliate the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Janik played his first game with the Montreal Canadiens on April 6, 2009 against the Ottawa Senators.

Doug was again on the move after the season when he was traded by the Canadiens along with Christopher Higgins and Ryan McDonagh to the New York Rangers for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt, and Michael Busto on the eve of free agency on June 30, 2009.[4]

Unsigned from the Rangers Janik became a Free Agent and on July 8, 2009, he signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[5] After initially starting the 2009–10 season with AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, he made his Red Wing debut on November 3, 2009 against the Boston Bruins.[6] He played 13 games with the Wings before recording a career high 37 points with the Griffins. On June 10, 2010, Janik was re-signed by the Red Wings to a two-year contract.[7]

On July 12, 2012 Janik signed a one-year contract with Adler Mannheim of the German DEL. During the 2012–13 season, Janik contributed with 10 points in 40 games from the Blueline. He was not tendered a new contract offer at seasons end.[8]

On November 25, 2013, Janik signed with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.[9] After 13 games with the Rampage, Janik's AHL rights were included in a trade to the Chicago Wolves on March 2, 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U.S. National Development Team USDP 58 7 23 30 87
1998–99 University of Maine HE 35 3 13 16 44
1999–00 University of Maine HE 36 6 13 19 54
2000–01 University of Maine HE 39 3 15 18 52
2001–02 Rochester Americans AHL 80 6 17 23 100 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 75 3 13 16 120 3 0 0 0 6
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 74 2 14 16 109 16 1 2 3 22
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 19
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 76 2 10 12 196 9 0 2 2 10
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 71 5 19 24 161
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 1 0 1 2
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 2 9 11 53 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 61 1 3 4 45
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 13 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 4 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 0 5 5 10 6 0 0 0 7
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 66 6 31 37 84
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 0 2 2 18
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 60 5 17 22 77
2010–11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 0 0 7
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 67 10 23 33 74
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Adler Mannheim DEL 40 3 7 10 54 6 0 2 2 2
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 13 1 7 8 8
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 9 1 3 4 8
NHL totals 190 3 16 19 154 6 1 0 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning sign defensmen Doug Janik". lightning.nhl.com. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Stars claim Janik". dallasnews.com. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Canadiens trade Begin to Stars for Janik". TSN.ca. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Habs land Scott Gomez". theglobeandmail.com. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Wings sign Janik to one-year contract". Detroit Red Wings. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Red Wings blank punchless Bruins". NHL. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Doug Janik inks two-year deal with Red Wings; Jason Williams won't be offered contract". mlive.com. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Contract renewals and disposals" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  9. ^ "Rampage sign Janik to AHL deal". theahl.com. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  10. ^ "Panthers acquire Mancari from Blues". American Hockey League. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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