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Doug Houda
Doug Houda
Defenseman
(HOO duh)
Number: 3
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 3, 1966
Birthplace: Blairmore, AB, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (28th overall)
Doug Houda was selected in the second round, 28th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He got his first taste of major junior hockey at the age of 15, playing three games with the Calgary Wranglers of the WHL. At 16, he played a full 71-game season, scoring 28 points. In his final full season with the Wranglers in 1984-85, he scored 74 points in 65 games while picking up 182 minutes in penalties. He did play 51 games in the WHL the following year with Calgary and Medicine Hat while also suiting up for his first pro game as a member of the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings, where he played in seven playoff games.

In 1985-86, he played in his first six NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings. He spent the entire following year in the minors before getting his second crack at the big leagues, playing in eleven more games for Detroit. But it was 1988-89, when he appeared in 57 games, that Houda really got the opportunity to get comfortable in the NHL, and he responded by playing solid defensive hockey while also chipping in with 13 points.

After another year-and-half of bouncing up and down between the NHL and the minors, Houda was sent to the Hartford Whalers where he stayed for a little over two years before moving on to the Los Angeles Kings for 54 games in 1993-94.

Houda joined the Buffalo Sabres in the shortened 1994-95 season and stayed with the club for two years before moving on to the New York Islanders. He also had a short-lived stint in Anaheim before having a second go-round with the Red Wings and the Sabres.

Houda continues to play hockey in the minors with the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59