D. J. King
|D. J. King|
June 27, 1984 |
Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||190th overall, 2002
St. Louis Blues
Dwayne "D. J." King (born June 27, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who most recently played with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. He currently competes in the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA).
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. 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. He finished with 27 games for the Blues during the season, registering two points (one goal, one assist) along with 52 penalty minutes.
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.
King is of Métis heritage. His younger brother Dwight also plays professional hockey, currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings. DJ and his long time girlfriend Chantal Babin have 2 boys together. In 2015 D.J. King, James Norman and Jeremy Norman are owners of Tawaw Cabins a resort located in Water Hen SK.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||27||1||1||2||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
|Junior int'l totals||7||2||2||4||33|
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- "Weight, Cajanek Lift Blues Over Coyotes". The Washington Post. Associated Press. April 4, 2007.
- "King helps enforce the Blues". St. Louis Blues. 2007-04-23. Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2007-05-13.
- "King out 8-10 weeks with Broken hand". bleedinblue.com. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- Rutherford, Jeremy (2010-07-28). "Blues trade enforcer D.J. King". Stltoday.com. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
- "NHL'er D.J. King joins Reign". Ontario Reign. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
- Campeau, Clarence. "Testimonials" (PDF). Clarence Campeau. Retrieved 21 April 2016.