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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.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday