March 26, 1980 |
Agawam, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||55th overall, 1999
Douglas John Janik (born March 26, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played for the SV Kaltern of the Italian Serie A before ending his playing career.
Janik was drafted 55th overall, in the second 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.
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. He was then claimed off waivers by Chicago on October 8, only to be immediately traded back to Dallas for a conditional draft pick. After appearing in 13 games with the Stars and being used mainly as a reserve defenseman, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Steve Bégin on February 26, 2009. 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.
Janik 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.
Unsigned by the Rangers, Janik became a free agent and on July 8, 2009, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. After 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. 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.
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 season's end.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||13||1||7||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Stars claim Janik". dallasnews.com. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-10.[dead link]
- "Canadiens trade Begin to Stars for Janik". TSN.ca. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
- "Habs land Scott Gomez". theglobeandmail.com. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Wings sign Janik to one-year contract". Detroit Red Wings. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- "Red Wings blank punchless Bruins". NHL. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- "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.
- "Contract renewals and disposals" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- "Rampage sign Janik to AHL deal". theahl.com. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
- "Panthers acquire Mancari from Blues". American Hockey League. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Colpo Caldaro, Doug Janik è un luccio" (in Italian). 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
- "Coyotes name Bavis and Janik as Falcons assistant coaches". Springfield Falcons. 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-21.