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Jim Dowd (off the list)

So today; just got Jim Dowd off my list of pucks for my collection. So glad to get the first New Jersey native to play for the Devils.


Below is his bio from Wikipedia.




James Thomas Dowd (born December 25, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey center who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for ten different teams over the course of 17 NHL seasons. Dowd, who won the 1995 Stanley Cup with his hometown New Jersey Devils, was the second New Jersey high school hockey player to make it to the NHL. He is also a frequent guest on NHL Live.



Early life, high school and college[edit]

Dowd helped Brick Township High School win the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association ice hockey title for the 1985–1986 season.[1] In his senior year, he broke the national scholastic scoring record, finishing with a four-year tally of 375 points: 189 Goals, 186 Assists. Dowd was an 8th round pick (149th overall) of the New Jersey Devils in the NHL Entry Draft. He went to Lake Superior State University in the fall of 1987. In his four years with the Lake Superior Lakers (in the CCHA), Dowd was a prolific scorer, earning selections to the NCAAWest Second All-American and CCHA Second All-Star Teams in 1990 and the NCAA West First All-American and CCHA First All-Star Teams in 1991. He was also named the CCHA’s “Player of the Year” in 1991. He was a member of the Lake Superior State Lakers 1988 NCAA Championship men’s ice hockey team.

Pro hockey career[edit]

New Jersey Devils and the Stanley Cup[edit]

After college, Dowd joined the now-defunct Utica Devils (New Jersey’s minor league affiliate) of the American Hockey League (AHL). He became the first New Jersey native to play for the New Jersey Devils when he made his NHL debut during the 1991–92 season. He spent the 1991–92 and the 1992–93 seasons in the AHL, with single-game NHL appearances in both seasons. As a top scorer with the AHL’s Albany River Rats(the Devils affiliate at the time) in the 1993–94 season, Dowd made impressive appearances with the Devils, collecting 5 goals and 10 assists in 15 regular season games, and 2 goals and 6 assists in 19 games during their playoff run. The labor dispute shortened the 1994–95 season, which was further shortened for Dowd when a shoulder injury and surgery caused him to miss 35 games. However, the highlight of Dowd’s career with the Devils came in Game Two of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals. With 1:24 left in regulation, he notched the game-winning goal, giving the Devils a 2–0 series lead over the Detroit Red Wings to take back home to New Jersey. The Devils completed the sweep at home for their first Stanley Cup Championship.

Late 1990s[edit]

Less than six months after helping the Devils capture the Cup, Dowd was traded with a 1997 2nd-round draft pick to the Hartford Whalers on December 19, 1995, for Jocelyn Lemieux and a 1998 2nd-round draft pick. Later that same day, Hartford traded Dowd with Frantisek Kucera and the 1997 2nd-round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Jeff Brown and a 1998 5th-round draft pick. Dowd would only play 38 regular season games and one playoff game for the Canucks. On September 30, 1996, the New York Islanders claimed Dowd in the NHL Waiver Draft. He only played in three games for New York, spending the rest of the 1996–97 season with the International Hockey League’s (IHL) Utah Grizzlies and AHL’s Saint John Flames. Dowd signed with the Calgary Flames on July 10, 1997, as a free agent. In the 1997–98 season, he played in 48 games in Calgary and another 35 regular season (and 19 playoff) games with the AHL Flames.

On June 27, 1998, Dowd was traded by Calgary to the expansion Nashville Predators for future considerations. For the second time in his career, he was traded before playing a single game, this time to the Edmonton Oilers with Mikhail Shtalenkov on October 1, 1998, for Eric FichaudDrake Berehowsky, and Greg de Vries. Dowd appeared in one game with the Oilers during the 1998–99 season, spending the rest of the season with their AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. As a group two free agent, he re-signed with Edmonton on September 7, 1999, and played the 1999–2000 season with the Oilers appearing in an NHL career high 69 games.


The next chapter in Dowd’s career began on June 23, 2000, when the Minnesota Wild selected him during the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. A couple of weeks later, Dowd’s wife Lisa gave birth to their first child. After nearly four seasons with the Minnesota Wild, Dowd was traded to theMontreal Canadiens on March 4, 2004 for a 2004 4th-round draft pick. After the season, Dowd became an unrestricted free agent and signed with Germany’s Hamburg Freezers during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Following the lockout, Dowd signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on August 5, 2005.

On March 9, 2006, Dowd was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2006 4th-round draft pick. His brief tenure with the Avalanche ended after the 2005–06 season, with Dowd again becoming a free agent.

On November 2, 2006, after left winger Dan LaCouture cleared waivers, the Devils signed Dowd to a one-year contract. The contract paid Dowd the NHL minimum of $450,000. “It’s great. You should see the smile on my face,” Dowd said via phone. “I’ve tried to come back every time I became a free agent. I’d call New Jersey, but the timing was never right.” [1] When Dowd returned to the Devils, he was forced to wear jersey #12, as John Madden wore #11. He went on to score 4 goals as well as have his first career multi-goal game, which came against the Florida Panthers.

After the season ended with a loss to the Senators in the second round of the playoffs, questions arose about the futures of such Devil’s veterans as Dowd, who was scratched several times in favor of Rod Pelley. On September 11, Dowd announced that GM Lou Lamoriello and the Devils were uninterested in offering him a contract and instead attended Philadelphia Flyers training camp on a try-out contract. He made the team and became a solid PK and defensive center for the Flyers during the 2007–08, scoring his first goal with the Flyers against the Devils. Dowd was invited to the Flyers training camp on a tryout basis again in 2008, but he was released after the last game of the Flyers’ 2008-09 preseason, along with Bryan Berard, to allow rookie development, notably Danny Syvret and Darroll Powe. Dowd announced his retirement on April 7, 2009.

Off the ice[edit]

Jim Dowd’s Shoot for the Stars Foundation held its 11th Annual Shore High School All-Star Hockey Game on August 9, 2008 at the Red Bank Armory. The Monmouth All-Stars defeated the Ocean County, New Jersey All-Stars 6–5 in Overtime, with proceeds benefiting Jeremy Zalinsky, a 6-year-old Brick Township resident afflicted with pontine glioma, a cancerous tumor of the brain stem. The Ocean County All-Stars took a 2–1 series advantage, having won 5–1 two years ago. Monmouth County won last year’s event 5–2. The All-Star Games and other events hosted by Shoot for the Stars have raised thousands of dollars for local families in need due to catastrophic illnesses. He also coaches ice hockey for the Red Bank Generals, a travel organization in his home state of New Jersey.

In September 2011, Dowd appeared at Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands, as part of a fundraiser benefiting the American Red Cross. He spoke to students and players from the school, as well as shooting around with them before signing autographs.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Lake Superior State University CCHA 45 18 27 45 16
1988–89 Lake Superior State University CCHA 46 24 35 59 40
1989–90 Lake Superior State University CCHA 46 25 67 92 30
1990–91 Lake Superior State University CCHA 44 24 54 78 53
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 78 17 42 59 47 4 2 2 4 4
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 78 27 45 72 62 5 1 7 8 10
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 58 26 37 63 76
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 5 10 15 0 19 2 6 8 8
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 1 4 5 0 11 2 1 3 8
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 28 4 9 13 17
1995–96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 1 6 7 6 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 48 10 21 31 27
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 24 5 11 16 18 5 1 2 3 0
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 35 8 30 38 20 19 3 13 16 10
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 48 6 8 14 12
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 51 15 29 44 82 11 3 6 9 8
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 5 18 23 45 5 2 1 3 4
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 68 7 22 29 80
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 13 30 43 54
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 8 17 25 31 15 0 2 2 0
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 4 20 24 38
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 3 2 5 6 11 0 2 2 2
2004–05 Hamburg Freezers DEL 20 4 9 13 12
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 3 12 15 38
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 2 1 3 2 9 2 3 5 20
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 4 8 20 11 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 5 5 10 41 17 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 728 71 168 239 390 99 9 17 26 50

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1989-90
All-CCHA First Team 1990-91


So in case anyone is seeing this.

Here is the complete list of all players that have played for the Devils since 1982-2013, there is a lof of them.

But hoping to get this list completed one day.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Greg Adams
Tommy Albelin
Matt Anderson
Perry Anderson
Dave Andreychuk
Mike Antonovich
Jason Arnott
Arron Asham
Brent Ashton
Krys Barch
Dave Barr
Nicklas Bergfors
Christian Berglund
Steve Bernier
Eric Bertrand
Jiri Bicek
Craig Billington
Timo Blomqvist
Doug Bodger
Brad Bombardir
Laurie Boschman
Joel Bouchard
Eric Boulton
Josef Boumedienne
Neil Brady
Andy Brickley
Mel Bridgman
Martin Brodeur
Sheldon Brookbank
Bob Brooke
Alex Brooks
Aaron Broten
Neal Broten
Doug Brown
Sean Brown
Steve Brule‡
Murray Brumwell
Sergei Brylin
Sean Burke
Bobby Butler
Dave Cameron
Anders Carlsson
Bobby Carpenter
Ryan Carter
Shawn Chambers
Rich Chernomaz
Alain Chevrier
Tom Chorske
Jeff Christian
Chris Cichocki
Zdeno Ciger
Joe Cirella
Noah Clarke
David Clarkson
Scott Clemmensen
Danton Cole
Mike Commodore
Pat Conacher
Bob Corkum
Matt Corrente
Troy Crowder
Matt D’Agostini
Pierre Dagenais
Jean-Francois Damphousse
Ken Daneyko
Scott Daniels
Yann Danis
Mike Danton
Craig Darby
Patrick Davis
Rob Davison
Kevin Dean
Don Dietrich
Dan Dorion
Jim Dowd
Bruce Driver
Mike Dunham
Tyler Eckford
Patrik Elias
Dave Ellett
David Emma
Chad Erickson
Jim Fahey
Mark Fayne
Viacheslav Fetisov
Larry Floyd
Corey Foster
Dwight Foster
Kurtis Foster
Mark Fraser
Jeff Frazee
Jeff Friesen
Karl Friesen
Paul Gagne
Bruce Gardiner
Eric Gelinas
Doug Gilmour
Brian Gionta
Stephen Gionta
Ray Giroux
Sascha Goc
Scott Gomez
Andy Greene
Stanislav Gron
Bill Guerin
Steve Guolla
David Hale
Matt Halischuk
Ben Hankinson
Peter Harrold
Niclas Havelid
Johan Hedberg
Adam Henrique
Alan Hepple
Uli Hiemer
Tim Higgins
Bob Hoffmeyer
Bobby Holik
Phil Housley
Garry Howatt
Jan Hrdina
Cale Hulse
Jamie Huscroft
Dave Hutchison
Cam Janssen
John Johannson
Mark Johnson
Jacob Josefson
Valeri Kamensky
Hannu Kamppuri
Alexei Kasatonov
Steve Kelly
Keith Kinkaid
Mike Kitchen
Ken Klee
Jim Korn
Tom Kostopoulos
Ilya Kovalchuk
Viktor Kozlov
Vlastimil Kroupa
Tom Kurvers
Dan LaCouture
Sasha Lakovic
Darren Langdon
Jamie Langenbrunner
Igor Larionov
Jeff Larmer
Adam Larsson
Jay Leach
Claude Lemieux
Jocelyn Lemieux
Tim Lenardon
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
Don Lever
Tapio Levo
Dave Lewis
Claude Loiselle
Andrei Loktionov
Bob Lorimer
Ron Low
Jan Ludvig
Brad Lukowich
Shawn MacKenzie
John MacLean
Bob MacMillan
John Madden
Jeff Madill
Olivier Magnan
Adam Mair
Vladimir Malakhov
David Maley
Merlin Malinowski
Troy Mallette
Olli Malmivaara
Dave Marcinyshyn
Hector Marini
Gord Mark
Grant Marshall
Paul Martin
Stefan Matteau
Richard Matvichuk
Kevin Maxwell
Gary McAdam
Chris McAlpine
Dean McAmmond
Dan McGillis
Randy McKay
Mike McKenna
Jim McKenzie
Kirk McLean
Peter McNab
George McPhee
Rick Meagher
Rollie Melanson
Glenn Merkosky
Lindsay Middlebrook
Corey Millen
Jason Miller
Brad Mills
Willie Mitchell
Jaroslav Modry
Alexander Mogilny
Mike Moher
Jon Morris
Brendan Morrison
Mike Mottau
Bryan Muir
Kirk Muller
Grant Mulvey
Cory Murphy
Sergei Nemchinov
Bernie Nicholls
Rob Niedermayer
Scott Niedermayer
Joe Nieuwendyk
Lee Norwood
Jack O’Callahan
Myles O’Connor
Sean O’Donnell
Lyle Odelein
Johnny Oduya
Janne Ojanen
Krzysztof Oliwa
Rob Palmer
Nick Palmieri
Jay Pandolfo
Zach Parise
Denis Pederson
Scott Pellerin
Rod Pelley
Mike Peluso
Ricard Persson
Harri Pesonen
Andrew Peters
Dave Pichette
Randy Pierce
Tuomas Pihlman
Ilkka Pikkarainen
Walt Poddubny
Alexei Ponikarovsky
Jukka Porvari
Rich Preston
Joel Quenneville
Deron Quint
Karel Rachunek
Brian Rafalski
Erik Rasmussen
Jeff Reese
Glenn “Chico” Resch
Pascal Rheaume
Stephane Richer
Steve Richmond
Brian Rolston
Steve Rooney
Reijo Ruotsalainen
Mike Rupp
Phil Russell
Jason Ryznar
Anssi Salmela
Andreas Salomonsson
Bryce Salvador
Bob Sauve
Corey Schwab
Alexander Semak
Tim Sestito
Brendan Shanahan
Vadim Sharifijanov
Richard Shulmistra
Peter Sidorkiewicz
Reid Simpson
Jarrod Skalde
Martin Skoula
Rob Skrlac
Richard Smehlik
Jason Smith
Sheldon Souray
Sam St. Laurent
Sergei Starikov
Peter Stastny
Dave Steckel
Scott Stevens
Turner Stevenson
Alan Stewart
Alexander Suglobov
Doug Sulliman
Brian Sullivan
Steve Sullivan
Patrik Sundstrom
Peter Sundstrom
Ken Sutton
Petr Sykora
Barry Tallackson
Henrik Tallinder
Steve Tambellini
Matt Taormina
Mattias Tedenby
Chris Terreri
Steve Thomas
Jim Thomson
Esa Tikkanen
Kevin Todd
Rocky Trottier
Sylvain Turgeon
Oleg Tverdovsky
Alexander Urbom
Carol Vadnais
John Vanbiesbrouck
Alexander Vasyunov
Yvon Vautour
Stephane Veilleux
Randy Velischek
Pat Verbeek
Claude Vilgrain
Vitaly Vishnevsky
Anton Volchenkov
Petr Vrana
Ben Walter
Ed Ward
Kevin Weekes
Eric Weinrich
John Wensink
Colin White
Jason Wiemer
Mitch Wilson
Craig Wolanin
Paul Ysebaert
Travis Zajac
Steven Zalewski
Valeri Zelepukin
Peter Zezel
Vladimir Zharkov
Marek Zidlicky
Dainius Zubrus
Andrei Zyuzin