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Doug Houda

Doug Houda  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Blairmore, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: DET / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (28th overall)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1985) AHL First All-Star Team (1988) Traded to Hartford by Detroit for Doug Crossman, February 20, 1991. Traded to Los Angeles by Hartford for Marc Potvin, November 3, 1993. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Sean O'Donnell, July 26, 1994. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 26, 1996. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders with Travis Green and Tony Tuzzolino for Joe Sacco, J.J. Daigneault and Mark Janssens, February 6, 1998. Traded to Detroit by Anaheim for future considerations, October 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 13, 1999. Officially announced retirement, August 27, 2003.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1