December 19, 1976 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||216th overall, 1995
Éric Pierre Joseph Houde (born December 19, 1976) is a professional ice hockey player who played 30 games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. The journeyman currently plays for Rivière-du-Loup CIMT in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey.
Houde was drafted 216th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and made his debut for the team during the 1996–97 NHL season, playing 13 games for Montreal. He would play 17 more games over two seasons for a total of 30 games, scoring two goals and three assists for five points. Over the next two seasons, Houde had spells in the American Hockey League for the Hamilton Bulldogs and Springfield Falcons and the International Hockey League for the Utah Grizzlies and the Chicago Wolves. In 2001, Houde moved to Italy's Serie A for Asiago and then moved to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2002 with the Schwenningen Wild Wings. He returned to Quebec in 2003, signing for the Verdun Dragons of the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League before returning to Europe, joining Swiss Nationalliga B side SC Langenthal. In 2004, Houde returned to Germany, spending three seasons in the 2nd Bundesliga for the Essen Mosquitoes and the Landshut Cannibals. He moved to France in 2007 with Rouen.
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