Doug Lynch (ice hockey)

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Doug Lynch
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Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 34)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Hard
team
Former teams
Jacob
Edmonton Oilers
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Vienna Capitals
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2001
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2003–present

Douglas Lynch (born April 4, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently an unrestricted free agent. He last played for the EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 43rd overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Lynch spent parts of five seasons in the Western Hockey League, the majority of them coming with the Red Deer Rebels, who (although taking him as a forward from Bantam) utilized him as a physical defenceman.[1] After a breakout second full season, he was drafted by the Oilers, who had obtained the pick from the Boston Bruins as part of the Bill Guerin trade. Lynch finished his junior career with the Spokane Chiefs before graduating to professional hockey.

During his tenure with the Oilers organization, Lynch spent the majority of his time with the Toronto and Edmonton Roadrunners of the American Hockey League, although he did see a brief NHL stint during the 2003–2004 season. He was named to the 2003–04 AHL All-Rookie team, and played in the All-star game.

On August 3, 2005, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues with Eric Brewer and Jeff Woywitka in exchange for Chris Pronger.[2] He never played a game for the Blues, instead having spells with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen and the ECHL's Alaska Aces. In 2007, Lynch signed with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

On April 13, 2012, after three seasons with Salzburg, Lynch left to sign a one-year contract with the Frölunda Indians in Sweden.[3] However, during the 2012-13 season, with a lack of offensive production Lynch left Frölunda mid-season and returned to Salzburg for the remainder of the campaign on January 6, 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Red Deer Rebels WHL 3 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Red Deer Rebels WHL 65 9 5 14 57 4 0 0 0 5
2000–01 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 12 37 49 181 21 1 9 10 30
2001–02 Red Deer Rebels WHL 71 21 27 48 202 22 5 4 9 12
2002–03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 13 7 5 12 27
2002–03 Spokane Chiefs WHL 42 6 12 18 129 4 1 0 1 16
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 74 11 25 36 77 3 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 74 1 13 14 109
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 29 0 2 2 57
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 8 1 1 2 2 22 0 4 4 10
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 59 1 2 3 60
2007–08 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 45 9 19 28 65 15 3 5 8 14
2008–09 Vienna Capitals EBEL 52 13 16 29 58 12 1 6 7 26
2009–10 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 42 9 21 30 58 18 5 2 7 16
2010–11 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 44 7 21 28 44 15 1 6 7 12
2011–12 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 48 16 18 34 52 6 2 4 6 2
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 33 2 2 4 18
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 14 1 2 3 16 11 1 1 2 37
2013–14 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 30 5 12 17 26
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rebels advance to Memorial Cup". CBC Sports. 2001-05-27. Retrieved 2001-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Oilers swing trade for Pronger". CBC. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Defenseman Doug Lynch agrees contract with Frölunda HC" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

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