Doug Zmolek

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Doug Zmolek
Born (1970-11-03) November 3, 1970 (age 46)
Rochester, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for San Jose Sharks
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1989
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1992–2000

Douglas Allan Zmolek (born November 3, 1970) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for eight seasons between 1992 and 2000.

Playing career[edit]

Zmolek graduated from John Marshall High School in 1989. He was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft held in Minnesota. Zmolek attended the University of Minnesota of the WCHA and was awarded to the WCHA Second All-Star Team and the NCAA Second All-American Team in his junior and final year in 1992.[1]

Zmolek made his debut in the NHL in the 1992–93 season with the San Jose Sharks after he was earlier acquired from the North Stars in the dispersal draft on May 30, 1991. In his second year, Zmolek was traded back to the Stars franchise which had relocated to Dallas.

As a physical stay-at-home defenseman, Zmolek spent parts of two seasons with Dallas before stints with the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. Zmolek retired after receiving a buyout during the 2000–01 season after playing two games with the Chicago Wolves of the IHL.[2]

Doug played 467 career NHL games, scoring 11 goals and 53 assists for 64 points and registering 905 penalty minutes.

Since retirement, he has supported the Rochester Youth Hockey Association (RYHA) as an advisor and member of the board.[3] He also runs an off-season hockey camp, "Top Shelf", in Rochester, MN. He has three sons who all play hockey, and he also has a 3-year-old daughter. Riese (15), William (12), Bennett (10), and Ella (5).

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1991–92
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1991–92
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1992 [4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 1 10 11 52
1990–91 University of Minnesota WCHA 42 3 15 18 94
1991–92 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 6 21 27 88
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 84 5 10 15 229
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 0 4 4 122
1993–94 Dallas Stars NHL 7 1 0 1 11 7 0 1 1 4
1994–95 Dallas Stars NHL 42 0 5 5 67 5 0 0 0 10
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 42 1 5 6 65
1995–96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 1 0 1 22
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 1 0 1 116
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 46 0 8 8 111 2 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 0 14 14 102
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 2 7 9 60
2000–01 Chicago Wolves IHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 467 11 53 64 905 14 0 1 1 16

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1990 United States WJC 7 0 1 1 2
Junior int'l totals 7 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-WCHA teams". Augenblick. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ "10 or so Q's with Doug Smolek". rochestermagazine.com. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "RYHA board members". RYHA. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

External links[edit]

Doug Zmolek career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Edit this at Wikidata

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Modano
Minnesota North Stars first round draft pick
1989
Succeeded by
Derian Hatcher