Jean-François Damphousse

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Jean-François Damphousse
Born (1979-07-21) July 21, 1979 (age 37)
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 24th overall, 1997
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1998–2005

Jean-François Damphousse (born July 21, 1979 in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently the goaltender coach and director of hockey administration for Dieppe Commandos, a team in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.

Damphousse was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with the 24th overall pick. After playing three years of junior hockey with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL, and a brief stop with the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL, Damphousse moved up to the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany River Rats. In the 2001–02 NHL season, Damphousse made his only NHL appearances, playing in six games with the Devils.

In the seasons following his brief NHL experience, Damphousse bounced around the AHL, playing for the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Saint John Flames and Hamilton Bulldogs. Most recently, Damphousse appeared in 53 games for Quebec Radio X of the LNAH in the 2004–05 season.

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Preceded by
Lance Ward
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mike Van Ryn