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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.
Quote of the Day

I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.

— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday