Peter Douris

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Peter Douris
Born (1966-02-19) February 19, 1966 (age 51)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Boston Bruins
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1984
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1985–2002

Peter W. Douris (born February 19, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League from 1985 to 1998. He was drafted in the second round, 30th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman season at the University of New Hampshire. He left college hockey after his sophomore year to join the Canadian National Team in 1985-86.

In Douris's first season he only played 11 games and did not acquire any points. In his second season, he showed impressive actions in the American Hockey League for the Sherbrooke Canadiens by notching 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points in 62 games. But in the Jets he was only dressed in 6 games.

After spending 3 seasons with the Jets he was traded to the St. Louis Blues for defenseman Kent Carlson and a fourth round draft pick. Peter spent the season playing for the Blues International Hockey League affiliate Peoria Rivermen. Douris signed with Boston Bruins for the 1989-90 season as an unrestricted free agent. In his first season in Boston colours, he played 36 games and notched 5 goals and 6 assists along with 15 penalty minutes.

In the 1992 playoffs with the Bruins, Douris scored the game-winner in Game Two at the Forum against Montreal en route to a four-game series sweep. It was the first time Boston had won an overtime playoff game at the Forum since 1943.[1] "That was definitely a huge thrill," Douris says years later. "I remember coming off the ice, [and the scratches were] waiting by the dressing room... The look on their faces were like, 'Holy smokes!... You just got an overtime goal at the Forum. You were just eating hotdogs in the stands with us [in the last game]!"[2]

After spending three seasons with Boston, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquired him as a free agent for their inaugural season in 1993. He was at the Mighty Ducks for three seasons before moving to the Dallas Stars in 1998 where he only play just one game and that was his last season with the NHL.

Douris then headed to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga where he spent four seasons, one with Landshut EV and three with the Munich Barons after relocating from Landshut. Douris retired in 2002, in 11 NHL seasons he scored 54 goals and 67 assists for 121 points in 321 games, picking up 80 penalty minutes. Now, as a retired player, he is head coach of Vojens IK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ K.P. Wee (October 2015). The End of the Montreal Jinx: Boston's Short-Lived Glory in the Historic Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry, 1988-1994. p. 153. ISBN 978-1517362911. 
  2. ^ K.P. Wee (October 2015). The End of the Montreal Jinx: Boston's Short-Lived Glory in the Historic Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry, 1988-1994. p. 154. ISBN 978-1517362911. 

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