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Doug Bodger

Doug Bodger

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Chemainus, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: PIT / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1983) WHL West First All-Star Team (1984) Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh wih Darrin Shannon for Tom Barrasso and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Joe Dziedzic) in 1990 Entry Draft, November 12, 1988. Traded to San Jose by Buffalo for Vaclav Varada, Martin Spanhel and Philadelphia's 1st (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) and 4th (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Mike Martone) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft, November 16, 1995. Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Dody Wood for John MacLean and Ken Sutton, December 7, 1997. Traded to Los Angeles by New Jersey for Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, New Jersey selected Pierre Dagenais) in 1998 Entry Draft, June 18, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 18, 1999. Officially announced NHL retirement, December 14, 1999.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers