grit and leadership

Legends of Hockey: – “A crafty, offensive forward, Doug Weight has received numerous accolades for his grit and leadership. After a solid beginning with the New York Rangers, his career blossomed in Edmonton, where he became a key component in the resurgence of that club’s fortunes. Weight first made a name for himself while starring for the Bloomfield Jets in the NAJHL. He then accepted a scholarship offer from Lake Superior State University, where he scored 144 points in two seasons, earned All-American honors, and finished as one of the all-time leading scorers in school history…After a sixth place finish at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Weight and his U.S. teammates returned to the Olympic stage in 2002, capturing the silver medal. One of the premier playmakers in the NHL, Weight reached the 600 assist mark and notched his 800th career point in 2003-04. Following a brief stint in Germany during the lock-out of 2004-05, Weight returned to St. Louis in 2005-06. However, with the team struggling, Weight was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes just prior to 2006 Winter Olympic break…After a sixth place finish at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Weight and his U.S. teammates returned to the Olympic stage in 2002, capturing the silver medal. One of the premier playmakers in the NHL, Weight reached the 600 assist mark and notched his 800th career point in 2003-04. Following a brief stint in Germany during the lock-out of 2004-05, Weight returned to St. Louis in 2005-06. However, with the team struggling, Weight was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes just prior to representing his homeland in the 2006 Winter Olympics…” (Doug Daniel Weight)

Douglas Daniel Weight (born January 21, 1971) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Assistant Coach and Special Assistant to the General Manager for the New York Islanders. During his 19-year National Hockey League career, he played for the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and the New York Islanders. Weight has played several times internationally for his country. He made 3 World Championship appeareances for the United States in 1993, 1994 and 2005. He was a part of the silver medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and also played with Team USA at the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. In his only junior tournament in the 1991 World Junior Championships, he led the entire tournament in scoring with 5 goals and 14 assists in 7 games for Team USA (Wikipedia).

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