December 17, 1967 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1986
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vincent François Damphousse (born December 17, 1967) is a retired Canadian professional hockey who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eighteen seasons. He played centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks, winning a Stanley Cup championship with Montreal in 1993. He was signed as an unrestricted free-agent by the Colorado Avalanche in 2004 during the off-season, but he never played with the team due to the lockout that canceled the 2004–05 season.
Playing career 
Damphousse was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 6th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft after a standout junior hockey career with the Laval Voisins/Titan. In 1991 he was named MVP of the NHL All Star Game, being one of only four players (at that time) to ever score 4 goals in a single All-Star matchup. Damphousse spent five seasons in Toronto before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1991 in a deal which sent future Hall of Famers Grant Fuhr and Glenn Anderson to Toronto. Oilers' general manager Glen Sather said of Damphousse at that time that among French-Canadian players, only Mario Lemieux was more skilled offensively.
On August 27, 1992, Damphousse was dealt to his hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for Shayne Corson. His success with Montreal was immediate, as he recorded 97 points during the regular season and helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1993. He spent six more seasons in Montreal before being traded to the San Jose Sharks during the 1998–99 season. His last team was technically the Sharks, though he signed with the Colorado Avalanche on August 19, 2004, but he never played for them, as the 2004–05 NHL season was canceled due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
Damphousse announced his retirement on September 7, 2005. He currently lives in Montreal.
On April 14, 2011, Damphousse was charged by Montreal police with six counts of assaulting his spouse. The alleged incidents occurred between January 2008 and early 2011. Damphousse categorically denies the allegations brought against him and has also filed a complaint against his wife for assault, according to his lawyer.
- Selected to four NHL All-Star Games - 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002
- NHL All-Star Game MVP - 1991
- QMJHL Second All-Star Team - 1986
- Stanley Cup champion - 1993 (Montreal)
Career statistics 
|1986–87||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||21||25||46||26||12||1||5||6||8|
|1987–88||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||12||36||48||40||6||0||1||1||10|
|1988–89||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||26||42||68||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||33||61||94||56||5||0||2||2||2|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||79||26||47||73||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||San Jose Sharks||NHL||12||7||6||13||4||6||3||2||5||6|
|1999–00||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||21||49||70||58||12||1||7||8||16|
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||45||9||37||46||62||6||2||1||3||14|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||20||38||58||60||12||2||6||8||12|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||23||38||61||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||12||29||41||66||17||7||7||14||20|
International play 
See also 
- List of NHL statistical leaders
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- List of NHL players with 1000 points
- "Sports: Former UW Hockey standout named NHL All-Star Game MVP". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- "Damphousse charged with six counts of assaulting his spouse". Tsn.ca. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- Brian Daly, Qmi Agency (2011-04-15). "Damphousse fires back against wife | Hockey | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
|Montreal Canadiens captain
|San Jose Sharks captain