Vincent Damphousse

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Vincent Damphousse
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Born (1967-12-17) December 17, 1967 (age 47)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
San Jose Sharks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1986
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1986–2004

Vincent François Damphousse (born December 17, 1967) is a retired Canadian professional hockey player 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.

Damphousse currently serves as a hockey analyst with the French-language television network RDS in his native Quebec.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.[2] 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. 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 was a member of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) executive committee, serving as vice president under Trevor Linden.

Retirement[edit]

Damphousse announced his retirement on September 7, 2005. He currently lives in Montreal and serves as a hockey analyst with the French-language television network RDS.[1]

Personal[edit]

On April 14, 2011, Damphousse was charged by Montreal police with six counts of assaulting his spouse after allegations made by his wife.[3] The incidents were alleged to have occurred between January 2008 and early 2011. Damphousse categorically denied the allegations brought against him and also filed a complaint against his wife for assault.[4] On June 19, 2013, the Crown dropped all charges against the ex-hockey player. The withdrawal of the charges meant an acquittal for Damphousse, though the Crown announced intentions to pursue its case against Allana Henderson, now Damphousse's ex-wife, for armed assault and theft under $5,000. Henderson is accused of committing assault with her vehicle and stealing a briefcase from her ex-husband. Her trial is scheduled for January 2015.[5]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Laval Voisins QMJHL 66 29 36 65 25 12 5 3 8 4
1984–85 Laval Voisins QMJHL 68 35 68 103 62
1985–86 Laval Titan QMJHL 69 45 110 155 70
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
1991–92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 38 51 89 53 16 6 8 14 8
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 84 39 58 97 98 20 11 12 23 16
1993–94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 84 40 51 91 75 7 1 2 3 8
1994–95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 10 30 40 42
1994–95 EC Ratingen DEL 11 5 7 12 24
1995–96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 38 56 94 158 6 4 4 8 0
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 27 54 81 82 5 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 76 18 41 59 58 10 3 6 9 22
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 12 24 36 46
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
NHL totals 1378 432 773 1205 1190 140 41 63 104 144

International play[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Canadian Press (June 20, 2013). "Assault charges dropped against Vincent Damphousse". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sports: Former UW Hockey standout named NHL All-Star Game MVP". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Damphousse charged with six counts of assaulting his spouse". Tsn.ca. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ Brian Daly, Qmi Agency (2011-04-15). "Damphousse fires back against wife | Hockey | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ DALY, BRIAN (June 20, 2013). "Ex-Hab, Leafs forward Damphousse cleared of battery charges". QMI Agency. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Wendel Clark
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1986
Succeeded by
Luke Richardson
Preceded by
Pierre Turgeon
Montreal Canadiens captain
199699
Succeeded by
Saku Koivu
Preceded by
Mike Ricci
San Jose Sharks captain
2003
20 games
Succeeded by
Alyn McCauley