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Born January 21, 1971 (1971-01-21) (age 38),
Warren, MI
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1990
New York Rangers
Career 1991 – present

Douglas Weight (born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey player and team captain of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues.

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Playing career

He has played two seasons with the New York Rangers, nine seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, five and a half seasons with the St. Louis Blues, and currently plays for the New York Islanders. Weight has also played games in the German Elite League during the shortened 1994–95 NHL season and the cancelled 2004–05 NHL season. In his second time around in the DEL, he played for the Frankfurt Lions along with another NHL star, Stéphane Robidas. The two became instant fan favorites of the Frankfurt fans. Weight is primarily known for his astounding saucer passes, ability to make a play and his grit.

In the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, Weight and the Carolina Hurricanes suffered a huge blow during Game 5. Weight was sandwiched heavily along the boards by Raffi Torres and Chris Pronger of the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of the game, which the Oilers won 4–3 in overtime. Weight missed the rest of the Finals with a shoulder injury. His team, however, won the Stanley Cup anyway on June 19, 2006.

On December 14, 2007, Weight was traded by the St. Louis Blues to the Anaheim Ducks for center Andy McDonald.

On July 2, 2008, Weight was given a one year, $1.75 million contract by the New York Islanders.Weight re-signed with the Islanders for the 2009-2010 season. He will make $2.2 million including bonuses.

On October 2, 2009 he was named captain of the New York Islanders.

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Background and early career

Weight graduated in 1989 from Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan. He joined the Junior A Compuware Team since his High School did not have a hockey program. Weight played two years in the NCAA with Lake Superior State University, from 1989–91. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft with their second pick, 34th overall. After completing his second year with his college team, he played a single playoff game with the Rangers in 1991, then split time between the Rangers and their AHL affiliate the Binghamton Rangers. He played 65 games with the Rangers in his first full NHL season, 1992–93, before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Esa Tikkanen.

Edmonton Oilers

Weight played eight full seasons and part of another one with the Oilers, serving as their captain from 19992001. It was as an Oiler that he earned his reputation as a premiere playmaker, leading Edmonton to five consecutive playoff appearances and scoring a personal-best 104 points during the troubled 1995–96 NHL season. Due to Edmonton's precarious financial situation, Weight was traded to St. Louis (with Michel Riesen for forwards Marty Reasoner and Jochen Hecht and defenceman Jan Horáček).

Notable achievements

Doug Weight has played several times internationally for his country. He was part of the silver medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he also played with Team USA at the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The finest game he has ever played was likely game three of the first round playoff series against the Dallas Stars in 2000, where he scored a hat-trick and led the Oilers to a victory. As well, his greatest ever playoff series was probably the first round against the Vancouver Canucks in 2003, when he led the league in points that round, with thirteen points in seven games.

Doug recently played his 1000th game in the NHL. He played this game for the St. Louis Blues against the Edmonton Oilers.

On January 2nd, 2009 he got his 1000th point while playing for the Islanders. Weight picked up the assist on a goal scored by Richard Park.

On October 2, 2009 he was named captain of the New York Islanders.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Lake Superior State Lakers CCHA 46 21 48 69 44
1990–91 Lake Superior State Lakers CCHA 42 29 46 75 86
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 9 3 14 17 2 4 1 4 5 6
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 53 8 22 30 23 7 2 2 4 0
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 65 15 25 40 55
1992–93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 2 6 8 10
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 84 24 50 74 47
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 7 33 40 69
1994–95 Star Bulls Rosenheim DEL 8 2 3 5 18
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 25 79 104 95
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 21 61 82 80 12 3 8 11 8
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 26 44 70 69 12 2 7 9 14
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 6 31 37 12 4 1 1 2 15
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 21 51 72 54 5 3 2 5 4
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 25 65 90 91 6 1 5 6 17
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 15 34 49 40 10 1 1 2 4
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 15 52 67 52 7 5 8 13 2
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 14 51 65 37 5 2 1 3 6
2004–05 Frankfurt Lions DEL 7 6 9 15 26 11 2 10 12 8
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 11 33 44 50
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 4 9 13 25 23 3 13 16 20
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 16 43 59 56
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 29 4 7 11 12
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 38 6 8 14 20 5 0 1 1 4
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 53 10 28 38 55
NHL totals 1196 275 732 1007 964 97 23 49 72 94

International play

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey

External links

Preceded by
Kelly Buchberger
Edmonton Oilers captains
19992001
Succeeded by
Jason Smith
Preceded by
Bill Guerin
New York Islanders captains
2009–present
Incumbent

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